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All In Brewing / De Molen The Empress Strikes Black

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All In Brewing
Brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

Style: Imperial Stout
Göteborg, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a collaboration between All In Brewing and Brouwerij De Molen. A rich Swedish whisky oak aged imperial stout that we brewed with some sweet and salty liquorice. Drink it today or in a couple of years. Do not fear the dark side!



3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (782) - - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an opaque thick, rich black with a brown head. Rich, thick aroma of licorice and subtle roast. Body is extremely thick, bordering syrupy. Heavy roast and chocolate but pretty drinkable alright. 191214

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4943) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
Appearance: Black as the deepest dungeon. A nice big beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Oak, chocolate and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium to full body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Oak, rich licorice, chocolate and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: Powerful taste in this one. But felt a bit “sharp”. Should have stayed longer in the basement. Well masked alcohol.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Expresso Smooth above average mouthfeel. Black colour. Good drinking. Cask days 2014.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (87) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Pours black with the tiniest brown head leaving laces. Aroma is vanilla, wood, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of coconut. It’s medium sweet, slighty bitter. Full bodied with an oily texture, soft carbonation. The finish is endless with coffee, vanilla and coconut. This one surprised me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lopisar (223) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
chocolate, roasty, bread, coffee, vanilla, raisin, black color with brown head. Medium sweetness with some bitterness but very round and soft feeling.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (962) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black beer with a brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, soy sauce, molasses, chocolate and earth. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and alcohol. Decent RIS but still needs to mature.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5217) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12oz bottle via Secret Santa Winter 2013/14. Looked like motor oil out of the bottle, very thick, opaque, jet black with just wisps of beige head. Nose has a ton of molasses and licorice, chewy toffee, some coffee bean, some malt, some toast, hints of booze, dried fruits too. Flavor follows, big thick sweet molasses, some booze, vanilla, brown sugar, a little toasted coconut, raisin, licorice. Thick, syrupy finish but certainly not cloying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2194) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
330 ml bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks. Pours an opaque black color with a small brown head that has fair retention. The aroma features dark chocolates, anise and woody vanilla. The taste is really quite bitter with bitter dark baking chocolates and bitter black walnuts in the forefront, filling in the sides and back is vanilla and licorice. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. Overall; One of the more bitter RIS iv’e tasted recently, its quite good if you like that sort of thing--and I do.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled at Brewers GBG. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells and tasted smoky roasted malt, coffee, roasted malt, a bit salty and licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jahe (41) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Sark black with a thin brown head. Coffe chocolate liquorits, nuts, a bit vanilla. A full body taste of fudge liquorits more vanilla andvaome alcohol.


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