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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This thick, rich ale was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts, and subtly spiced with American Chinook and Willamette hops. It boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry. We’ve accentuated the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt and aging the brew in an oak whiskey barrel, which also adds notes of oak and vanilla.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
Bottle @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, light vanilla, english licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. Very nice and easy to drink ;o))

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Church Key. Pours pitch black wtih a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, light roasted and vague breadish. Smooth dark malty and roasted. Toffee and breadish. Liht ashtray like note. Lingering thick dark roasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
A pitch black beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate, and a very smooth mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Sweet hard roasted malt and some dark fruits. Solid body, hard roasted malts, vanilla and dark fruit - a vague smoky whiff. Very subdued bitterness. Well rounded and balanced. 090710

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled. Very dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, alcohol, toffee and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, alcohol, coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol burns nicely in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Very black, small beige head. Fruity viola and tar aroma. Sweet and near ful bodied with honey, vioka licorice and tar. Warming salmiak finish. Well made imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Smooth roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Black. Very intense, got some decent toffee from the barrel. Good intensity, nice liquorice. Good though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13399) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. A black one, topped by a dense, finger-thick tan head. Looking quite gorgeous. Some licorice on the nose, but mostly roasted malts. Maybe a bit weak, but certainly nice. Mostly roasted finish, with some licorice and coffee notes, leading to a roasted, bitter and lightly warming finish. Full body. Although a bit weak on flavors and aroma, it’s certainly a fine brew. 110930

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, some grapefruit, raisins, and caramel.


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