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Grassroots Viola Sofia (Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Viola Sofia is an Imperial Stout brewed for our friend Manuele to celebrate the birth of his baby girl, who the beer was named after.
The beer spent 3 months in Jack Daniels barrels on top of cocoa nibs.
Evolving from travel and friendship, Grassroots creates artisan ales inspired by experience and imagination.
Ingredienser: Vand, bygmalt, humle, sukker, gær.
984 bottles produced.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

[ Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty ]. Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, wood - oak. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110527]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark caramelish and slight toffee malty. Sweet, whisky and dark toasted malt toffee flavoured. Bitter, whisky and dark malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, wood, caramel, and some whiskey. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, wood, whiskey, and some vanilla, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty. Pours pitch black with a tiny, rough off-white head. Roasty, ashy nose. Medium body, carbonation is low, very hard roastiness, some vanilla while the JD notes only add a slight edge. Very malt astringent finish. I think I actually prefer the original. 270411

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, hops and grape fruits. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottled@CPH BF 2011. Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is raisins, caramel, some alcohol and syrup as well. Flavour is wood, syrup, some caramel malts as well as some mild spices. Mild vanillaish notes as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Sample @ CBF. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, wood, roast malt, caramel and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Copenhagen Beer Festival, 2011. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Roast, bourbon, chocolate and coffee roast. Silky smooth palate. Ends dry and bitter. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. It pours an oily, dark brown body and a small, tan head. Quite a lot of vanilla on the nose, with dark chocolate, roasted malts and bourbon. A bit one dimensional maybe, but really pleasant, even though I don’t care too much about of JD. There’s some sweetness in the flavor, but it feels quite dry on the palate. Lightly warming, full-bodied and soft on the carbonation. Coffee, dark chocolate and some vanilla in the flavor, finishing with a pleasant hoppy bitterness in addition to the roasted flavors found initially. Pleasant indeed. Starts a bit boring, but after a sip or two I really enjoy it. 120915

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13662) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle, KØ11. Cigarbox vanilla aroma and flavour, very distinct. Fat and vulgar, but not bad. Roasted finish, rough bitterness. Very good in small doses.


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