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Braunstein Imperial Stout (Bourbon)

Braunstein Imperial Stout (Bourbon)
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Formerly brewed at Bryghuset Braunstein
Style: Imperial Stout
Køge, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Editor’s note: A festival special at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2009.
Danish: Lagret på otte til formålet indkøbte bourbonfade i kraftig amerikansk eg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
(Bottled, 1.0l) Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of licoricey malt, alcohol, some milky sourness, hints of oak. Flavor of roasted malt, some smokiness and tar, salty licorice. Almost full body with soft carbonation. A quite nice and balanced Imperial Stout, definitely smoother and more enjoyable than the "regular" version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
Bottled 1 ltre (PBF, courtesy of oh6gdx). Opaque black, small beige head, Tarry, smokey roasted aroma, not so much tobacco than in the normal version. Smooth palate. Tar licorice, smoke, medium-bodied. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Much smoother than "steel tank" version. Hands down the best Braunstein so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
Bottled (thanks KimJohansen!). Quite muh black colour with small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some bourbon and mild notes of vanilla. Also roasted malts and mild yeast. Flavour is oak, some alcohol, nice vanilla as well as smoke and pleasant toasted notes. A very pleasant notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
At Plan B, Copenhagen, DK. On tap, 160609. Black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is more alcohol, coffee, red fruit, smoke and a hint of wood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (3006) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
Fad:Kulsprt øl med et flot skumhoved. Diskret duft af bourbon og en meget fin karbonering med små bobler, komplementere den overraskende balanceret smag imellem bourbon vanilie og en anelse brændthed. let bitter og meget smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2009
On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival, thx Rene. It serves a black body under a small, brown head. Vinous aroma with roasted malts, coffee, alcohol and a little smoked ham note. Sweetness in the flavor, without the beer being on the sweet side, coffee, vinous flavors and some smoke as well. Full-bodied and dry in the mouth, quite warming. Bitter finish, both hoppy and roasted bitterness. A nice one, but I prefer the unbarreled or the Oloroso edition. (090515)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (5193) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Draught at Plan B.Pitch black colour with large creamy brown head.Aroma of dark chocolate and rosted coffee,nice bourbon flavor and smooth note of vanilla.Well balanced smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2009
250ml available on tap and served at a fine drinking temperature at Plan B, Copenhagen. Dense and bubbly, tan head fading slowly and leaving solid laceworks on the glass. The content is almost black as pitch. Inviting aroma of sweet, dark chocolate malts and with notes of sappy liquorice. Vanilla oak in flavour with noticeable vapour from the bourbon barrel added by a well balanced blend of dark malts. Dry and roasted on the palate with notes of bitter liquorice. A good one and just the right drink after a delicious turkey salad (18.05.2009).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2009
Tap @ København Ølfestival 2009. Aroma is the best thing in this beer. It has loads of bourbon, chocolate, coffee and roast. Dark black coloured with a beige head. The taste is sweet, has chocolate, bourbon, some vanilla (not in the other versions of the beer), little smokiness. Dry, bitter finish. Very subtle and balanced for a bourbon barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at Plan B. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. It has a complex aroma of dark chocolate, sweet liquorice, coffee, roasted malt and a little caramel, that open up and adds a great smooth raisin-bourbon touch to it as it warms up. Mmmm! Flavour is not quite as smooth and complex, but has notes of liquorice, chocolate, coffee and weak notes of tan, all ending in a dim roasted malty finish.

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