Brewed by Brodies
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Cask; Special.
Brewed with licorice in the boil and had 20 kilos of real whole cranberries in the fermenter.

crosamich's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2012
I actually thought this was pretty straightforward for a Mikkeller collab. A well done stout, the licorice was not prominent. I didn;t really get much of the berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12634) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
KØLF 281214. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is licorice, malt, coffee, sugar, alcohol. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, coffee, sugar, molasses, mocha, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1343) - GREECE - JUN 23, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, light coffee, light hoppy. Sweet and light biter taste. Medium oily body with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
7/III/15 - on tap @ ACBF 2015 (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-335) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, whisky, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very roasted, caramel, sweet, bit sugary, alcohol, dried fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: alcohol, roasted, lots of coffee, bit sour, cocoa powder. Very nice, but a bit too roasted for my flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1233) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 24, 2015
Draft taste sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 day 2 (07.03.2015) Vichte Belgium.Jeca, Alberto and Boban.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose coffee.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5560) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Sampled draft @ ACBF 2015. Black mocha,… Thick roast, mocha, ground, liquorish, light molasses & umami. Taste is sweet mocha, molasses, huge bitter roast, ground, quite bitter. Thick body. A bit too bitter & roasted for me but still I rather liked. Didn’t pick up on cranberries. (Thanks for sharing people!!!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pitch black, oily almost. 2 finger total coffee head with tight bubbles. A bit of light citrus aroma. dense coffee and the espresso aroma is roasty but not intense. Taste is very flavorful. So much chocolate and fudge. some burnt charred oak, peat malt. finish is a little bit boozy. a little less alcohol would be nice but this is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1148) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle at ACBF, lots of whisky, dark chocolate, some roasted malts. Decent but quite alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, fruity, taste is liquorice, chocolate, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. It pours a black body, next to black as the original sin, topped by a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma has quite a lot of licorice, with alcohol, dark coffee, mocha, molasses hints and some berry kind of hints. Licorice, molasses, coffee and berry hints in the flavor, some alcohol warmth and bitterness. Full body with some warmth. Lasting finish. Perhaps a bit one dimensional, but it’s a fine brew anyway. 141228

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (3083) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Massive thanks to richthevillan for this gem, cheers Rich. Christmas day beer 5. Bottle BBD 04-13, so expecting this to be at its peak. Black beer with large tan head that reduces to a small head with patchy lacing. Aroma of licorice, dark malts, coffee and some hoppiness. Taste is coffee, licorice, dark fruits, hops and a little chocolate. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Excellent beer.

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