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RATINGS: 2041   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aherbelste (72) - - JUN 10, 2016
Huge coffee presence in taste and aroma. Texture is a little bit too aggressive, but in the end, the finish is smooth and warming. Overall, an excellent example of the style, but maybe a bit too overrated.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhowes (22) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Lovely dark side of the moon. Very dark color, strong malt flavor, hint of chocolate, and slightly smoky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (99) - - JUN 9, 2016
Nice imperial stout, pleasant scent with a slight berry hint, it has a nice stout taste without too much afternoon, very dark color with a hint of a dark taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1559) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Black with Lacy brown head; aroma is roasty alcoholic; flava is sweet roasty malt chalky and alcohol notes; feels medium creamy mild fizz; finishes dry roasty toasty

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours oily black and deep tan head that clings on. A riot of flavour with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and even some date. The strength of flavour is needed as the alcohol looms ever present. Truly an iron fist in a velvet glove. Long sweet warm tingly finish. Founders have done it again.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2135) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Tap smageløse. Pours Pitch Black with a brown head. Aroma of deep roast, coffee, loads of choko, light herbal and loads of soy and tar. Taste is rather bitter with some deep roast soy coffe and choko. Good sipper,

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Psytron (1837) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Smell of chocolate, coffee. Black colour, darm brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, tar, roasted malt, oak. Very bitter with alcohol sweetness. Extremely soft, plentiful carbon. Oily and viscous texture, very heavy body. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta (1847) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
0.355 l bottle from ’De Bierkoning’, bottled in November 2015. Pitch black with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, dark brown head. Sweetish, moderately roasty aroma of mocca, pralines, toasted nuts, vanilla, cocoa and hints of raisins. Sweet, rather roasty taste of mocca, pralines, cocoa, some licorice and vanilla, followed by a long, firm roasty-bitter, quite warming and burning finish. Full body, very creamy and viscid mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Massive beer, close to perfection. Very intense, great mouthfeel, satisfying and moreish finish. Hard to beat without barrel-aging.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15193) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Draught, 10.5% at KØ16. Mild roasted aroma. Black colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is roasted and creamy with a good fruity hop note. Quite sweet with a very roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (98) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
0.355l bottle at home from Alko. Pours black colour with tan, thick head that takes some time to settle down. Aroma has dark malts coffee, some cocoa, moderate hoppiness. Thick body with strong taste, alcohol doesn’t get through much, quite bitter. Extremely nice Imperial Stout..


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