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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Handcrafted Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels from Cleveland, Ohio.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of drewbeerme ] Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. ;o)) (271007)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 23. Pours dark brown/black with rim from the brown head. Slight raisin and roasted malt flavour. Sweet malty with raisin note. Somewhat old in flavour, aged, dry going into a sweet note, woody. Raisin note, chocolate note and malty finish, quite complex finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
This beer is so black, that it blacks out the light source behind it, and it is topped by a dark brown head. The aroma is roasted with notes of wood, bourbon, alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, wood and bourbon, as well as lighter notes of vanilla. The alcohol burns in the end. This is one heck of a beer. Thanks to Jsquire for bringing this to sample at the RBSG 2006.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours a hazy, opaque black with a small, light brown head. Sweet aroma of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Medium-bodied, sweetish, roasted malt and very distinct bourbon notes. Subdued bitterness. A beer that satisfies those of us who love intense bourbon notes. 070907

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (21083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle. Black coloured with a small beige ehad. Roasted aroma of wood, chocolate, vanilla and dried fruits. Roasted flavour of chocolate, wood and vanilla. Roasted finish of chocolate and wood.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2008
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized beigeish brown creamy and lasting head. Aroma is smoothly roasted malts, some wooden notes, licorice as well as mild coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavour is roasted malts, licorice, vanilla and wood along with some caramel, chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste is vanilla, wood, coffee and some mild notes of roasted malts. Hides the alcohol quite well, and is wellbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Transparently black with brief beige head. Strong oaky vanilla aroma with licorice behind. Sweet and near full bodied. Restrained and reasonably balanced. There’s licorice, vanilla and oak with syrup underneath. Flavourful, extrovert and really good, but Great Lakes is one of those brewers that can do more subtle beer really, really good I still prefer some of their lesser heralded beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon aroma. Roasted malty bourbon and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bourbon and chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14709) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Bottle at home ... Big thanks to Jsquire for this ... Deep black ... barest lacing ... sweet roast choclate malts nose ... big roast ... lots of chocolate ... alcohol shows a little ... some vanilla ... light spice ... medium rich mouthfeel ... litttle toffee ... little coffee ... little coconut... while nice this is definitly one of the impies i need to share.3.7

bottle at home .. ... deep black .. thin tan lacing ... soft bourbon roast .. soft fruits ..jucy roadt ... soft fruits ... dark malts ... sweet malts ... dark roast ... mellow ma;lts .. dark roadt ... soft chocolat ... nice ... 4.0

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to Hallinghansen for sharing. Pours black with bubbles on top. Nose is oak, bourbon, roast, coffee and soy. Flavor is sweet and warming and has chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Smooth and slick. Nice stuff.


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