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RATINGS: 2050   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Nice head with good durwtion. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and thick with a nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
Pours motor oil thick with a small collar of brown head. Aroma has intense salmiac liquorice, caramel, melted dark chocolate, sweetness from the malts, coffee, roasted nuts, raisins, a hint of alcohol, muskat nød, charcoal and tar. Nice balance. Taste has roasted malts all over the place, tarry, coffee, the roast makes it almost peppery in intensity, dark chocolate and a bit of caramel sweetness, some alcohol which helps give the pepper. Heavy oily palate, not much carbonation. Not the best imperial stout to cross my palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Aroma of roasted brazilnut. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Tastes of charcoal with a hint of meat at the end. The stout is well represented here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with s small tan head. Aroma has intense roast notes, some dark chocolate, coffee, charcoal, burnt notes, dark fruit and liqourice. The flavor is again mostly on the intense roasty side with lots of burnt and charcoaly notes, I also get the coffee, dark fruit and liqourice. The body is full with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Overall a pretty nice Imperial Stout, but not as good as its hyped up to be.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18115) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Bottle from Systembolaget. Opaque black beer with a small brownish head. Malty caramel aroma, licorice, chocolate, cocoa, raisins, soot, coffee, vanilla, some toffee. Malty roasted caramel flavor, licorice, coffee, cocoa, figs, soot, hay notes, raisins, toffee, some dark chocolate. Heavy fullbodied stout, but not as good as many seem to find it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Pitch Black color, dark motor oil. Thick dark brown head. Aroma is of hot chocolate. Flavor is like chocolate milk. the palate is incredibly smooth, like a chocolate milk shake. Bottle from Chuck’s Wine and Spirits in Bowling Green, KY.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - 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 (2957) - 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 (12717) - 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.


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