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


on tap


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours almost black with dark brown head. Nose is sweet liquorice, berries and fruits, gentle roast. Taste is sweet berries with roasted malts, liquorice, even some other candies, finishes with dryer roast. At first sips I found this a bit too odd but it is nice. Ilike the strong liquorice which is very sweet though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McNeillR (2233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
Pitch black, lovely sandy wet head and lacing swirl. Nose is finally bright, squeeze of roast and a glisten of berry sweetness. Initial taste is a full on berry and roast burst, the latter is fairly light and the chewy liquorice builds in quickly. Carbonation is soft enough and the mouthfeel is spongey sweet with a real crust from somethingorother. Finishes a super smooth, super sweet, soft creamy tar and lingers out an almost raspberry furriness. Never had it this fresh or on Keg. Yowzwrrrr.

Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thompson (644) - - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle @ Joes... small beige head... dark brown/black colour... smell coffee bitter.. taste roasted coffee bitter mocha...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells licorice, salmiak, sojasauce, roasty. Tastes roasty, iron, licorice, coffee and moccha aftertase. Love the aftertaste, initial taste is slightly meh. Full body, soft to medium carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque dark brown to black color, average to medium sized light to medium brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts and liquorice. Taste malts, lightly roast, bitter, liquorice. Medium body and carbonation. Lingering roast, liquorice bitter. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14186) - 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 (2843) - 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 (8202) - 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 (2488) - 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 (8211) - 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!!!)

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