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Hardknott Vitesse Noir

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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Imperial Stout
Millom, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Special.
It’s a triple imperial stout with lots of stuff in it. It’s full of beans, three different types in fact (coffee, vanilla and cocoa). It’s 11% and black. You wouldn’t neck it very fast, it will be seriously expensive for one thing. Also, you wouldn’t drink much of it because of the intense flavours. It is unlikely to cause major drunken behaviour mainly because it is aimed at beer geeks rather than tramps.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11003) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, spice, dried fruit, coffee, vanilla bitterness and licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, and whiskey, leaiding to a dry roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle at yespr. Black colored with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and coffee with notes of grass. Sweet and roasted flavor of caramel and chocolate. Sweet and roasted finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (7689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle@yesprs - Black pour with tan head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, harsh roasted coffee, herbal hoppy action, some burnt notes, not getting on with this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee herbal. Toasted malty. Sweet, dark malty. Caramelish. Sweet and mild coffee jote. Caramelish and toasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
330 ml bottle at Hasse, thanks Lenner! Black with thin brown head. Aroma has intense coffee, light tart, complex roasted notes with more coffee, some dark chocolate and ashy notes. Taste is equally intense on the coffee, dark chocolate, ash, vanilla, light cigarette butts, light tart and salty notes, wood with some alcohol in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Taste of a bottle at Craig’s house. Very dark. Tiny tiny head. I’m told this bottle has lost some life.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (4087) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
30-OCT-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Sonni. Black with low Brown head. Sweet roast, coffee, Vanilla. Very sweet. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1625) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Immensely powerful, lots of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasty, ABV evident, very, very sweet, boozy, medium bite and salty, fullbodied, very rich, but the sweetness makes it a bit hard to get down.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3003) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle from Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours pitch black with a dense beige head that eventually fades to a rim around the edge. A good looking beer. Vinous aroma with mocha notes. The taste is really rich and sweet. Bags of flavour including sherry and vanilla before loads of coffee and black chocolate. The alcohol is warming and unobtrusive. Sticky, oily mouth feel. A superb beer. Perhaps a touch too sweet making it a tiny bit sickly towards the end.


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