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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Kettle Series. Brewed in late December of every year,this imperial stout ages for one whole year before its release.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Chocolate, Brown, Carafa Special, Crystal;
Spices: Brewers’ licorice;
Hops: Galena, Saaz;
Original gravity: 1.088;
Alcohol by volume: changed from 9% to 10.3% to 8.8%.
Release date: December 1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Gathering ] @ ABCBeers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, The Hague, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Caldera Kettle Series Old Growth Imperial Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140925]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, smooth chocolate. Sweet, chocolate and toasted malty. Bitter and lingering chocolate finish. Light bitter and mild liqourice touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, and nuts, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear black with a warm reddish hue and a small brownish head. Very sweet cocoa and vanilla aroma. Rich body, heavy roast, pruney, juicy, bitter chocolate, malty bitter finish. Quite a serious Imperial Stout. 221112

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and port wine. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottled@PBF X. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some floral notes, mild liquorice, alcohol as well as some slight toasted nutty notes. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some alcohol and mild floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Black, beige head. Licorice and coffee up front. Sweet with full body and oily, rounded mouthfeel. Syrup, licorice and caramel. Black pepper and coffee. Somewhat metallic finish with peppery heat and long bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty strong chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate, coffee and caramel flavor. has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
19th June 2015
Bottleshare thanks to MrFrog. Opaque dark brown beer, good yellowish tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Airy creamy dark malts, mildly sweet. Touches of roast and coffee. Dry spice precedes a dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color. Aroma of dark cocoa, espresso, anise. Taste is Tootsie Roll, licorice. This is the first time I’ve used the word Tootsie in a beer rating.

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