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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Køge, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A decadent stout, inspired by the special British ales exported to the Russian Court, during the 18th century. It is black and viscous like crude oil from the oil fields in the Caspian Sea. The flavor is dominated by dark notes of burnt sugar, spicy hops and smokiness from peaked malt. Unpasteurized * Unfiltered * Bottle-conditioned.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast.


Ughsmash's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2013
500mL bottle. Poured medium-ish brown with a huge, dense, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet smoky malts, licorice, and molasses with pine resin and herbal hop accents.. moderate roast at most.. kept coming back to the smoked malts, but I enjoyed them. The flavor found semi-sweet chocolate and licorice root at the core, with meaty molasses, a hefty dose of campfirey malts, and herbal bitterness around.. picked up some black pepper and rye for the long, bitter, belly-warming finish.. just a little too tangy back there, but I loved the smoke character. Medium-bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. balance was alright.. good beer, but not great.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie post-RBAG 2014. Dense near-black, soft brown head. Nice tarry sticky malts, soy, ash, coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhsiung (685) - USA - JUL 13, 2014
16.9-oz bottle @ northdownchicago. "peaked"? i think peated! beautiful cascading head, creamy, very bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (98) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pretty good beer, could definitely smell the alcohol in this one. smooth and rich, can’t ask for much more than that

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (514) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Black, no head. Licorice aroma. Flavour has more licorice, and nicely balanced bitterness. Thick mouthfeel, potent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Bottle, 10%. Fat vanilla aroma, turning quite heavily smokey. Black colour. Good stable creamy brown colour. The flavour is very sweet and very roasted. Has a good smokey note and a sweet hoppiness giving a syrupy, jammy flavour. Rather bittersweet and good. Very late raw liquorice aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3004) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with stable creamy beige head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit, caramel and coffee. Sweet flavour of caramel malt and fruit, with notes of roast, coffee and alcohol. Liquorice in the roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6052) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
500mL bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma reveals heavy notes of roasted malt, peat and burnt candied sugar. Flavour is very similar, bringing out a very nice cohesive mix of peat, roasted malt, burnt caramelized sugar and dry cocoa. The peat is not too overbearing at all, showing just a subtle smoky quality. Full-bodied and warming. Excellent impie stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4109) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
500ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger tan head that retains well and leaves some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate and dark roasted grains and a hint of smoke. Taste is a big roasted grain and spicy hop bitterness balanced nicely with a chocolate malty and dark fruit sweetness finishing with a pleasant smokiness. Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation. A very nice sipping stout, very bold and full flavored. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (1913) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is banana oil and high alcohol right away, then nice peat smoke, roast, char, dark chocolate and oily grain. Flavor is rich roast, burnt sugar, brown sugar, just enough peat smoke, bittersweet chocolate, earthy hops, leather, dark fruit and a sort of salted chocolate caramel meets smoky scotch taste to the finish. Medium to heavy body creamy, oily feel, light, soft, blanketing carbonation and more dry, but still pretty creamy finish. Really, really good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
bought at steins, shared with a couple of nobi bartenders + karl .. . deep oil black .. mild foam .. . a touch smokey, oil, and inky charcoal.. . medium mouth .. . a touch minerally on the finish .. . . who’s the dumbass that called them dermatologists and not whack-a-moles?


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