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Braunstein Imperial Stout (Conditioned)

Braunstein Imperial Stout (Conditioned)
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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: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Editor’s note: A festival special at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2009.
Danish: En ”ren” version, fadlagret på rustfri ståltank.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and liquorice with notes of smoke. Roasted flavour of chocolate and liquorice with notes of dried fruits and smoke. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Draught. Low and quickly disappearing light brown fluffy head. Pitch black body. Powerful coffee choccolate caramel spicy hops aroma. Flavor of roasted malt coffee choccolate and smoky notes with an edge. Pretty hoppy. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
From growler at RBESG 09 Sheffield. Black as hell, lasting tan head. Good blackcurrant tasty impy stout. Really tasty, great dark malts, so good. Intense choc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. Thx Rene. It pours a black body under a small, tan head. The nose has a sublte smoke hint, chocolate and coffee, faint notes of ham, and some alcohol. The flavor has smoke in the background, with chocolate, coffee, roasted/burnt malts and a nice hoppyness. Some alcohol evident too, getting stronger at the end. Roasted, bitter finish. Full-bodied and quite dry, with some warmth. A lovely one. Rating: 8-4-8-4-17-4.1. 090515

Growler, for free at Plan B. It’s a black beer, with a big, lacings leaving tan head on top. Licorice, butterscotch hints, roasted malts, malty sweetness, a touch of sourness and some alcohol on the nose. Rather sweet on the palate, full-bodied, smooth and lighlty warming. Licorice, some hints of butterscotch and caramel and a bitterness chiming in towards the end. Roasted flavors too. Lasting finish with a certain warmth. Still nice after two years on growler. Especially the appearance impresses. Didn’t adjust the scores due to age and the fact that it was served from a growler. Rating: 7-5-7-4-15-3.8. 110527

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Tap @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma is smoky, roasted, rather sweet with some soft coffee. Light carbonation, great creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is a good deal smoky, balanced well with loads of dark chocolate, some coffee and light hoppiness. Long, lingering, dry, bitter and roasted aftertaste. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with powerful notes of roasted malt as well as light notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol and lots of roasted malt, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
Draught. [Beer festival 2009] Average brown head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma was quite complex with notes of smoked timber and smoked salami, roasted malt, liquorish, dark chocolate, mild coffee, vinous and somewhat dried fruity notes in there as well. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and mild alcoholic and thick texture. Heavy sweet and bitter flavor in balance. Lingering smoked salami and roasted malty finish. Lovely René!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
On tap. Pours completely opaque black with a small and creamy beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and some distinct peaty smoke. Surprisingly only medium-bodied, hard roasted malts and licorice, again with distinct peaty smoke. Some malt bitterness in the finish. Very well crafted. 150509

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
CBF09. From tap. Pours black with a fully gone head. Sweet, dark roasted malt with a distinct fruity hops aroma profile. Mild smoked. Smoked malt flavoured. Light hoppy fruity. Sweet and smoked into a lasting sweet and chocolate flavoured finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, peat, caramel, bit of chocolate. Flavour is tar, peat, very roasted, bit of ash, sweet molasses. Sugar sticks in the finish. Fullbodied. Great.

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