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Gourmetbryggeriet Brewers Reserve Grain Barrel Stout

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Formerly brewed at Gourmetbryggeriet (Harboe)
Style: Imperial Stout
Roskilde, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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Theis' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13730) - Frederiksberg, - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle at ŘLbaren - at launchday. Black - brown head. Nose: redwine. Light roasted, light burned, raisins, chokolate, oak, smoke, ashes, smooth body, wineous, very complex, sparkling, a bit like sparkling water, sweetness. Long lasting dry ashes & bitter finish.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2006. Pours pitch black with little head. Aroma is rich and complex, with sherry, dried fruit and sweet. Flavor is sweet, with chocolate, dried fruit and some ash. Very nice, but it’s age gives it a slight papery note.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4108) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is tan colored head, fizzy, thick, black dark in color. The smell is dirt, malts, alcohol, sweet, chocolate, and dark fruits. The taste is chocolate, dark fruits, sweet, and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6552) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small fizzy brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted and has notes of vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. The flavor is bourbon, ripe fruit, chocolate and roast. Kind of flat but great taste after 7 years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4419) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle at BAJT cons 2012-11-25 Göteborg vintage 2006 AR: heavy dark dry chocolate, roasted coffee beans AP: opal black, no head F: thick oily fluid, vinos, coffee, bitter chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2059) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle.... It pours pitch black with a very small tan head...... the aroma is licorice, roasted malts, wood, sweet and coffee...... the flavor is licorice, roasted malts, oak, dark fruits with a bitter bite finish...... a bit flat after a while.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15777) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
10th October 2009
Opaque black stout. Very light woody nose. Surprisingly light palate - a little crisp and a little dry. Light and lactose sweet malt. Both wood and whisky have a light touch. Finishes semi dry with some darker malt coming through and minerally whisky. Decent beer but not even close to justifying it’s ridiculous price. Good job there isn’t a value box here!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle at the RBESG 2012 Grand Tasting, London. Vintage 2006. Pours opaque black-brown with a medium tan head. Huge dark, ripe fruit nose with some chocolate notes. Very sweet flavor with tangy dark malts, mild roast, and chocolate syrup. Full bodied with fine to medium carbonation. Bit of warmth in the finish. Lingering roast with mild wood and oak notes, and plenty of mocha. Great stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9463) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting) - 2006 edition
Bourbon and vanilla sweet aroma, hugely sweet. Slightly ashy body, but good grainy roast. Dry and a little unsatisfying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (1030) - DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
(75 cl bottle from Torvehallerne) Pours black with rich toffee head and lace. Aroma is oak, roasted grain. No sign of oxidation in this 5 year old beer. The alcohol presence is pleasantly subdued also. Oily on the palate, full-bodied, soft carbonation with a short, dry finish. Smooth, rounded and harmonic from the aging. The taste is mostly dark, mildly sweet in the beginning and turning more dry and slightly bitter towards the end. Girlfriend says: "A nice rum taste. Very dark."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
2006 bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, held at Dean Swift. Nice vanilla, chocolate, and fudge aroma. Black with lace. Tangy flavor, wood, a bit of dust, dark chocolate, nice fruitiness. Tasty and light.


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