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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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After its initial release in February 2009, Top Sail was aged for about 10 months in bourbon casks from Kentucky. This extended aging presents aromas of oak, coconut and bourbon. Deep chocolate flavors warm to a full-bodied beer. Deep black in color, Top Sail Bourbon Aged Imperial Porter has a roasty malt flavor that is immensely drinkable and smooth. Very limited availability in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 9.85% IBU 65


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle 66cl. [ Courtesy of cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark black color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, whisky, alcohol - metanol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. Very nice ;o)) (260708)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a fast disappearing dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of bourbon, and roasted malt, as well as notes of chocolate, wood, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, bourbon, dark bitter chocolate, and alcohol, leading to a dry, roasted, bourbon finish. Somewhat alcoholic. Thanks Sahlholdt for sharing

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiver29. Pours an almost opaque black with a vague tint of red and a beige head. Sweet aroma of licorice allsorts, roasted malts and vanilla. Solid body, hard roasted malts and vanilla - Bourbon and licorice allsorts. No real biterness. Pleasant. 230410

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at Theis og Mette. Black coloured with a small beige head. Swet and rasted aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon and dried fruits. Swet and roasted flavour of chocolate, cocoa powder, oak, bourbon and vanilla. Roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2010
Black color small off-white head. Roasted malty fruity whiskey and vanilla aroma, chocolate hints. Has a smooth roasted malty vanilla bourbon flavor. Has a smooth roasted malty vanilla and chocolate finish with bourbon hints in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
10th October 2008. GABF. Sweet chocolate in this porter followed by a lovely smooth bourbon. Sweet dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Black color. The expected Bourbon vanilla aroma, with a light sour touch, light alcohol. Strong body, strong chocolate flavor, but the Bourbon is too much present, the vanilla clashes with some of the roasted malt sourness, the final gets drier, and with some boozy alcohol. Powerful but confused.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2008
deep black,cheedy alcohol,smooth roast, little choc ,some bourbon bit too pronounced and a little rough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13901) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose is roast, oak and vanilla. Deep vinousness. Lots of barrel domination. Flavor is dry and oaky with notes of roast and chocolate. Full bodied. Vague warmth

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle at home - Thanks Jannik. Pitch black - offwhite head. Bourbon, vanilla, burned, lactose, coffee, chocolate, peppery, nice amount of barrel, smooth body. Nice.


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