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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2010
750ml, Jan. 2010 bottling. Soft but interesting aroma of dark chocolate, roasty malts, prune, spicy, doughy yeast, earth, and faint coffee with cream. Opaque ebony in color with a lasting tan head and attractive sheets of lacing. Flavor profile is roasty, malty and sweet, with accents of yeast spice, raisin and herbal hop, finishing a bit drier with a blend of dark fruit, chocolate, moderate bitterness and espresso. The darkly roasted malts lend a touch of acidity to the active, warming, thickly coating palate, while the body is respectably full. A bit of a lighter and subtler variation in the theme of the Imperial Stout by the same brewer. A worthy creation in its own right, however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010

Bottle 75cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #16. ]

Clear dark black color with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chalky, light licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100821]

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1452) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pours very dark black in color with a tall, slow fading, small bubbled, tan head. Aroma has a very strong burn malt nose, mild coffee presence followed by a lower yeasty and light rye malt note at the end. Flavor has an early light dark, very bitter chocolate that is quickly followed by a strong coffee note melded with notes of vanilla, licorice and a light plum and finishes with some rye bit, oatmeal nuttiness and a 1056 yeasty presence. Body is very light with a high amount of carbonation and a very, very dry ending that creates a sandpaper effect on your tongue following a sip. Overall not too bad of a brew but the flavors are extremely strong for the body of the brew and seem a bit muddled up in the tasting. If the body of the brew were a bit higher, this would of been a fantastic brew. But as it stand, a bit too dry and light in body for the flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
# 16 Papsoe Blind tasting 21-08-2010. Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, mild dried fruit, chalky fell over the palate giving it a dry feel. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Heavy sweet flavor in balance with the bitter notes. Lingering roasted malty and coffee finish. 7/4/8/4/15 = 3.8

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3469) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Pours darkest brown in color with a huuuuge tan head. Great lacing. The aroma is, well, a little bretty and lactic. A little infected it seems. Maybe this was intentional. A little roast and some Belgian yeast. Flavor isn’t that bad. It’s a little like Cuvee Delphine. Not quite as good though. Very Belgian with maybe a little lacto/brett. Berries, roast, chocolate, and espresso as well. Medium-full body with some smooth silkiness despite the low carbonation. Dry on the finish. I have mixed feelings on this beer. For one, it’s probably infected. But besides that, it’s not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
cheers to tpd975 for the share. dark brown, tan/mocha head. aroma was rather yeasty, caramel malts, dark roast and dark fruits. flavors, Belgian yeast palate, rye spiciness, chocolate malts, creamy silky palate with some lactic elements, light oat and smoke, mochaish, espresso. Mild hop bitterness in the finish. Nice robust beer, but a tad too yeasty for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6320) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsř Blindtasting # 16. Pitch black with a creamy light tan head. The aroma is soy, roasted malt, light coffee andlight chocolate notes. The flavour is coffee, hard roasted malt and some alcohol. Light metal in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red shine. The aroma has notes of spices and sweet and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, and chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
#16 at papsoe’s blind tasting pitch dark, smooth lacing light brown head sort of faint aroma, roasted grains, licorice. flavor is roasted stuff, caramel, licorice

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
pours an opaque black with a very large khaki head, and nice lacing. smell is of powdered chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt, a touch of smoke, and a hint of dark fruits. taste is of milk chocolate, some sour malt, a little coffee, some roastiness in the back, and some dark fruits, ends a little dry and a touch of bitterness.


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