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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (991) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pours thick black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee, chocolate and ashes. Taste is heavy roasted with burned malt, coffee, chocolate and ahses. Big body. Semi dry with medium bittenress and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (447) - - APR 6, 2015
Draft. Pitch black and topped with head the color of Nesquik that sticks around for a good long while. Aroma is resplendent with smoky cocoa, vanilla, toasted marshmallow and a hint of raisin. The flavor has a little less going on, thought there’s a nice amount of plum, raisin and molasses before a roastier espresso and toast finish. Surprisingly fruity, though smooth smokiness rises between sips. Creamy medium body, high prickly carbonation. A very nice, balanced and complex RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3561) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Pitch black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, soy sauce, coffee. Light bitter, coffee, light sweet, chocolate. Finish chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, mocha.
(from 35cL bottle @ home)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (378) - - APR 5, 2015
Supprisingly good Imperial stout: The rich aroma, distinctive coffee flavor, mixed with bitters. great aftertaste and warming alcohol note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - APR 4, 2015
Black, opaque, light brown head. Deep, rich malt with dark bread, coffee chocolate, a little licorice, burnt sugar, raisins. Warming but smooth, hides the 10.5 abv very well. Very good imperial stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malin_aiisa (83) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
roasty, bread, basement aromas. black, brown foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, oily feel, medium body, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (722) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
(350ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours inky black with a small ring of lingering pale brown bubbles with lace. Aroma cold coffee, molasses, leather, wet earth, liquorice, unsweetened chocolate and dried fruit beneath. Palate lush classic imperial stout with dark chocolate cake and cold coffee, moderate earthy roast at first, sweet toffee/molasses malt, a bit of dark dried fruit. The roast starts building in the middle though, increasingly intense with a bitter coffee bean character, some licorice and earth as well, cacao bean too. Towards the finish the roast is strong, lightly smoky and dry with coffee and cacao lightly offset by malt. Aftertaste bone dry dusty roast. Medium full slightly syrupy body with light carbonation. A "no frills" imperial stout and a really superb one at that, nice flavour concentration and lovely roast notes. Great sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1168) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle at home from Stockholm, 3rd April 15. Classic impy, loads of leather, liquorice, some chocolate, booze, really nice stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roger60 (90) - - APR 3, 2015
SB Lund, flaska. Fint mörkt skum. Svartvsom olja. Hög viskositet. Läder rök rostad malt inte överhumlad. Mjuk och rund polerad ton utan motstånd i halsen. Angenäm. Fint kolsyrad. Drar fram nysningar vilket är ett bra betyg..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (874) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. 2009 Vintage. RB Meeting Vienna March Edition. Thanks to Mmahut. Black body with tan head. Aroma is coffee, dried fruits. Taste is coffee bitterness with some chocolate and hints of toffee. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness balanced by some malts sweetness. Was expecting a little bit more will rerate this a little bit fresher.


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