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RATINGS: 1887   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
Small dark brown body. Opaque black body. Earthy roasty chocolatey aroma with resiny soy sauce notes. Sweet roasty earthy soy sauce taste with cocoa and fruit notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish minty roasty chocolatey aftertaste with burnt grain and coffee notes. Lovely! Highly drinkable, full of flavour, and very vivid. (0.355l bottle, from Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik.)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Padron4KM (625) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Dark oily black, thin tan head, spotty lace.
Complex aromas of molasses, sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice, smoke.
Flavor is equally complex. Milky chocolate, dark chocolate, cold coffee, liquorice, vanilla, molasses. 10% abv is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dojken (320) - - MAR 21, 2015
Flaska. Mums vilken fin o behaglig doft. Smaken krämig med fina chokladtoner o en fin avrundad beska med låååång smak. En riktig god imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jahe (92) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Pours black from Bottle with a dark Brown head. Caramel chocolate roasted malt coffe. Espresso more chocolate well balanced bitterness some alcohol. Almost perfect imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (399) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Looks like I imagine dark matter would in my glass with a small mocha head that recedes to a soapy film. Consistency of motor oil swirling in the glass. Delicious aromas of rich dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and licorice. Decadent taste of dark chocolate, coffee, charred meat, treacle and licorice. Thick, creamy and smooth mouthfeel which is probably the greatest strength of this excellent brew. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 oz bottle. Appearance is black with very light tan head. Aroma is heavy on the coffee and chocolate with some licorice. Taste is similar--heavy coffee bitterness, chocolate and lactose sweetness, mild fruitiness. Palate is full-bodied, incredibly creamy and smooth texture, flat carbonation, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6200) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours thick black & oily with a big creamy dark beige head. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, weak roasted malts, hard roasted coffee, nice and inviting. Thick oily and smooth mouthfeel. Taste is roasted, malts and coffee, some moderate sweet vanilla, feels balanced and with some well hidden alcohol, this one is a winner. Liquorice at the lingering warming finish ist bad at all.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sunkan72 (4) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015 does not count
Pitch Black in colour with a dark brown head that really stuck to the glas. Coffee and dark chocolate on the nose with a hint of alcohol. full flavoured with coffee, chocolate fruit and a toasted flavour coming through. a great beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hype (32) - - MAR 16, 2015
Malty ... Kind of has a coffee flavor... Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcccccxxxxxxvfgvvfvvgvgvffgfbfgg

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
z4tz (1) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
Pours:black, minimal head, Aroma: sparse caramel and coffee. Hints of chocolate and alcohol Taste: Rather full taste, although less than expected from appearance, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation


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