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RATINGS: 758   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Had this many times, but Eric brought to our tasting today and I realized I’ve never rated it before. Easily one of the best impy stouts to come into Fort Wayne within the last few years. A bit on the dry side with a nice hopped precense. I prefer mine soppy sweet, but style wise it’s spot on.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
Svart farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe, bek og lakris. Smak av røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe, bek, lakriws og noe vanilje...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Great big body large mouth feel. Jet black appearance with dark notes. Slight fruit body balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1944) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark, black in glass, creamy brown head. Smell of dark malts, liquorice, toast, coffee. Medium sweet, toasty, more liquorice, tar, coffee and chocolate. Moderate bitter, earthy hops. A very nice imperial stout. Recommended

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 5, 2014
Riktigt fin öl. Verkligen min smak. Grymt imponerande bryggeri enligt mig och kanske dig? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (640) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart farge, beige skumtopp. Lite karbonert. Smaker kaffe, mørkbrent malt, tjære, lakris , vanilje og røyksmak. Ñydelig

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (564) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a near black with a one finger, tan head that laces. Aroma is a touch sweet with nice roasted malts, a touch of dark chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Taste is a solid bitter with some nice dark fruits, sweet candy sugar, dark chocolate, coffee, slight fruit, and an almost espresso bitter finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Pretty clean but with a creamy texture. Overall an interesting brew. Smooth flavours with a nice mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3052) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Flaske, tak Gisle. Meget mørkebrun, stort boblende lysebrunt skum. Blomme-næse. Figne-kompot. Sødlig maltet, noter af kakao, lakrids, citrus. Blød fløjl. Rund, fyldig krop.Lav bitterhed. Lang eftersmag.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (751) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Yeast, roasted malt, chocolate, soy sauce, caramel, toffee and dark fruit aroma. Chocolate, plum, yeast, toffee, caramel, roasted malt soy sauce, raisin, smoke, herb and coffee flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Sweet taste and a smoke, chocolate, plum and roasted malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (47) - USA - JUL 29, 2014
Aromas of fig, chocolate, coffee, creme brulee, alcohol. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma reflects in taste but a little too dry for me. That’s what u get when u use Belgian yeast. But like description said it’s amazing with any sort of dessert. Enjoy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
Duft av røyk, bek, kaffe, sjokolad og lakris. dyp mørk farge, nesten sort. Brunt dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og vanilje.


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