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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Draft at Torst- lovely black with blood red highlights around the glass- The barrel aspects meld wonderfully with the underlying deliciously smooth stout- strong, sweet- yet not cloying- with the big roasted tones balancing everything out and the port mellowing what is left with some merlot/vineous notes- my only complaint was an unpleasant lacker/medicinal/pheonlic type aromatic at the way end when it was pretty warm- note, torst served it at proper temp, warmer to begin with- but thats it- otherwise, wonderful.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (1007) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Just not barking up my tree. Too smokey and bourbon combo and that overwhelms the character. I can see where some would enjoy... Not my personal favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap @ Harry’s Hofbrau - San Leandro. Black in color with a thin layer of tan foam. Aroma is an interesting mix of roasted malt, ash, smoke, and jammy currant. A lot of vinous, dark fruit qualities, too. Sweet wine, some black cherry, and blackberry. Definitely get a boozy quality here. Light carbonation but pretty substantial in terms of the body. A somewhat bitter finish with coffee, roast, smoke, and dark chocolate. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
[5/15/16] Bottle at Himmeriget in Copenhagen. Black with a tan head. Complex aroma of port, chocolate, dark fruits, roast, a bit of booziness, smoky note. Sweet flavor, a bit boozy, with chocolate, port, dark fruits, wood, vanilla, and a light chili hint. Full-bodied. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (572) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black pour with no head. Aroma is liquorice and tare. Taste is bitter with tobacco and liquorice. Medium carbonation

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (10741) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, spice, dried fruit and licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7350) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle@Himmeriget, Copenhagen - black pour thin tan head. Rich and complex dark malty aroma and taste, big chocolate and dark dried fruits, some caramel sweetness, oily palate, complex and bold, port infused wooden barrel nuances, so rich and complex, amazing stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Here it is... One of the best imperial stouts and the sweetness of the Port barrels add a nice complexity of stone fruit... Love it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3454) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Was there a Jesus? Was there a More Jesus or did they just start with Even More Jesus? Crazy good imperial stout. Rich, sticky, head like a chocolate milkshake. Only thing close to a flaw is it is really sweet, but you’re not ordering imperial stout if that’s a deal breaker.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2416) - GREECE - DEC 1, 2015
330ml bottle at home from trade with fonefan. Thank you Jan! Black color with nice dark brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, dark fruits,sweet red wine - port, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma but even better with some spicy notes and light alcoholic finish. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pitch black and opaque with a 1.5 finger dark mocha head that has very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Impressive for the style and high ABV. Very vinous with a strong port barrel character along with dark fruit sweetness and dry oak that slightly overpowers the complex malt character of the base beer. There’s still a sweet and roasted malt presence with hints of burnt toast, dark cocoa and robust coffee followed by dessert-like chocolate malt sweetness. Nice port barrel presence but I prefer the malt crush of the regular version. Full bodied with a strong port barrel presence. Dry and vinous with lots of toasted oak and sweet, vinous dark fruit flavor. Lots of grape, dark cherry, currant and other dark berries along with a prominent toast oak flavor. Underneath, there is a nice balance of roast and silky malt sweetness. Some smoke along with burnt malt, coffee grinds, oatmeal and bitter cacoa along with sweet chocolate and lactic creaminess. Pretty complex and the port character gives this beer another dimension but the barrel aging takes away what I like most from the base beer. Good but not as interesting or flavorful as the regular version.


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