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RATINGS: 1660   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (644) - SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 Bottle @ home, 14/6-14.
App: Kolsvart och viskös, och de små bubblorna i ölet får kämpa sig upp för att endast lyckas bygga ett finger högt brunt skumlock som snart dör ut och endast lämnar en ring längs med ytan efter sig.
Aroma: Söt och intensivt rostad med massa espresso, svett trä, läder, melass, sötlakrits och hettande alkohol.
Taste: Söt och kraftigt rostad med stark träig espresso, melass och mörk choklad. Hög beska med drag av malört, lakrits och en splash alkohol i avslutet som sträcker sig långt i eftersmaken med beska barr och alkohol.
Palate: Stor maffig kropp med oljigt klibbig textur och en snygg mjukt frasig kolsyra som rullar över tungan och jämnar ut smakerna på ett elegant sätt.
Overall: Det är sött, aggressivt och lite alkoholhett. Men det är riktigt välgjort och på något sätt så lyckas de stora penseldragen skapa en sorts balans tillsammans. Det här blir säkert mycket bättre efter en 3-5 år, men redan nu är det ett imponerande öl. Riktigt bra!.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1282) - 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 (290) - 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 (2104) - 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 (740) - 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 (517) - 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 (204) - 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 (1264) - 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 (31) - 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.


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