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RATINGS: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, ash, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, dark chocolate, smooth, rounded bitter roasted finish. Medium/full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abrakarl (282) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Beautiful beer with that luxurious look. The head slowly receeding. Complex aroma and taste. Smooth but has a subtle power. Think it has prunes or plums in taste and aroma, besides the obvious coffee and chocolate. Slightly bitter. Well done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
@Basunen: mycket trevlig doft av tydlig choklad. Smaken är mycket trevlig med tydliga asktoner, bränd kaffe och choklad. Lite bitter eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ImperialStefan (21) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Pitch black with brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is of coffee, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla and some metallic notes. Bitter, but not too dry. Loads of roasted notes. This could easily become one of my standard imperials.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (730) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
355ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low brown head. Roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Finishing off nicely with bitter hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (452) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft. Pours an opaque black color with a thin brown head. Nose and taste is cocoa malts and dark chocolate with some nice roast. Bitter finish. Overall very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (202) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Black liquid, small mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, red berries, vanilla, coffee beans. Taste is roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Full body - nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
(Bottle). Slightly sweet and slightly fruity aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Thick taste of mainly chocolate and roasted malt that in the finish are joined by flavors of coffee, salty licorice and bitter hops. The aftertaste has a rather hard bitterness that I feel is a bit unbalanced. Powerful beer but with a too harsh palate!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seanpg (30) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Forget about ending a meal on this - drink it anytime you can. Pours black with lovely aroma of chocolate roastiness. This is lovely and thick like heated molases and as it warms you can appreciate the aroma even more. I love this imperial stout from founders.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
I stugan med Isabel. Växlande väder. Tände en brasa och öppnar en flarra till nån typ ost jag aldrig hört talas om förr. Tydligt rostad med kaffeton. Kraftigt besk men samtidigt behaglig. Bra balans på sötma och beska. Riktigt trevlig imp stout som lyftes en nivå till med denna mystiska ost.


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