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RATINGS: 2014   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lastin head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull chocolate notes. Lighr sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Draught from rattles event. Jet black pour. And small dark tan head. . Roasted malty aroma with coffee hints. Nice finish but slight alco burn. Very well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Very smooth imperial stout. What else can I say, let the numbers speak for themself.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
Black with a tiny light brown head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, a bit of licorice, and some vineous fruity notes. Sweetish dark flavour of chocolate, licorice and dried fruit, expertly balanced by roasted notes and an excellent hop bitterness. This thing is old school - an imperial stout that you could drink a full glass of, no cloying sugar bomb and no hype, just good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjw1200 (13) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Lots of different aromas. some espresso and chocolate. Its a roasted smell. Flavor is what separates this beer. Impressive hop flavor in an RIS. Love that it takes more than one drink to take in the different flavors. love the dark chocolate and roasted coffee. The end leaves a good flavor, the beer is so smooth it does not hang around as long as some. Also a good pucker at the end, almost too much sourness. great beer. glad I found it. Excited to see how it develops with time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, hops and a little liquorice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (2920) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Flaske> Fantastisk tyktflydende tj;re, med en god skumkrone af mokkafarvet skum. Smagen er chokolade og frugtet malt, men uden det bliver for dominerende da en fin humle bakker det op. Alkoholen er komplet skjult. Giv den en omgang egepinde og vi n;rmer os oak aged Yeti.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9404) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Botte @ Private tasting, Denver, thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice, coffee, some old dusty notes aswell. Taste is raosted malts, licorice, chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, again some dusty / basement notes. Full body, low carbonation. Good stout, but wonders how old it was due to the dusty notes.100411

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours a black, inky body with a fading tan head. Color is awesome. Aromas of dark roasted malt, coffee, a hint of banana. Flavor is the same with some fruity tones from the alcohol. Finish is sticky with a slight bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Poured from a bottle into an oversized Duvel tulip. Appearance- pure black, with an inch of slowly developing head. I will never drink this beer in a different glass again! Beautiful stout! Smell- Lots of chocolate, roast, and coffee with a hint of alcohol, very inviting. Taste- Very true to the aroma, though the alcohol is very well hidden. Mouthfeel- Thick mouthfeel, I am aware that I’m drinking a big beer, but my palate can handle at least another beer after this one. Overall- Excellent beer. If Founders made this a brewery only release with a gimmicky name, it would be among the most discussed beers on this site. However, I am much happier knowing that I can grab this bad boy off the shelf for 3 months of the year. If you like stouts, you will like this one!


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