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RATINGS: 2063   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.


AskForJenny's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz - Roasted marshmallows, vanilla dominate the flavors with sufficient carbonation


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alusmamuts (1573) - LATVIA - SEP 30, 2016
Dark brown with small brown head. Very rich aroma with dried fruit notes. Strong bitterness with roasted grain notes and balanced fruity sweet -sourness. Slight bitter aftertaste. Just excellent!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinivini (1286) - BELARUS - SEP 28, 2016
Oily black pour. Brown head. Long living lacing. Aroma: vinous, roast, fruity esters, chocolate. Full bodied. Sticky palate. Powerful taste. Vinous, toasty, chocolate, light to medium bitterness. Excellent balance. Great one. Deep thanks to YantarCoast for the trade.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nurmis (387) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours pitch black without head. Liquorice, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and some herbal hops. Thick mouthfeel. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KoNrRiI (1218) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2016

0.355 bottle.
A tar black color with a small, truly brown head of poor retention. Aroma of spices, dark malts, licorice, and quite a bit of cognac. Taste of dark malts, cognac, wood, some roast, and a bit of molasses - bittersweet. A full body, a creamy texture if there ever was one, and a flat carbonation. Finish is long and introduces vanilla into the mix. Overall the beer is splendid; the finish does get a bit tart, but the whole experience is marvelous nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Villyzzz (55) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle at pub. Pours oily black with small copper head. Aroma has strong coffee and licorice with hints of cinnamon and herbs. Taste has coffee, smoke, sour and cocoa. Dry roasted coffee in the end with long finish. Quite carbonated. Top notch imperial stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cristobal37 (795) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2016
Chai tea comes to mind bergamot cinnamon, really good. Some liquorice otherwise really gentle and exemplary imperial stout. Really fantastic, sticky, kinda dry, just bomb. Thanks @lore!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2172) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 10, 2016
Deep dark brown colour, minimal creamy brown head; aroma of chocolate, coffee, some herbal notes and dried cherry. Taste of dark chocolate, some liqueur, caramel, maybe tangerine, syrupy notes and minimal herbs. Very dense, very smooth very perfect!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (1181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 10, 2016
0.355l bottle courtesy of Lore. Pitch black body, thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, nutmeg, cloves, coffee, rum, figs and plums. Taste of chocolate, coffee, cloves, vanilla, dates, orange peel and grapefruit. Thick and creamy. Amazing beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beern (36) - Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours black with a two finger brown head. Tastes rich and smooth and of malt, milk chocolate and cocoa with a bitter, dry finish!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (1472) - Hannover, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, rum, ashy. Appearance: jet black and brown head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, warming alcohol, roasted dark malts, dried fruits, burnt malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, quite dry. Palate: full body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: It is a great RIS, so complex and tasty.


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