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Brewed by Hopshackle
Style: Imperial Stout
Market Deeping, England
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Brewed annually.
This beer is dedicated to the breweries that once made this style of beer in vast quantities for export to the Baltic States. It contains five different malts and dark treacle, but only one variety of hop which is Northern Brewer.
Once the initial fermentation is over the beer is transferred into a conditioning tank, placed in the brewery cellar and aged for a period of six months. This allows the complex flavours to develop before the next stage which is bottling. The beer is reprimed with sugar and a fresh dose of alcohol tolerant yeast, bottled and then placed in a conditioning room between 25-30 degrees C. After 4-6 weeks the beer is checked for carbonation levels, taste and other quality parameters. If all is well, then it is ready to be sold which is usually around November or December. As the beer is only made once a year there is a limited supply each year which is usually around 1600 bottles. Every bottle is numbered and marked with the month and year of production and is therefore unique.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle 27,5 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours black and opaque with a small beige head. Hard roasted malt in the nose but the sweet dried fruit dominate. Quite full-bodied, a little low in carbonation, some licorice notes. Has a light malt bitterness. Really an old school Imperial Stout, but a nice one indeed. 220311

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of caramel. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, dried fruits and alcohol. Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, over ripe fruits and brettanomyce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
27.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is thick alcohol and dark roasted malty. Breadish and slight liqourice. Thick malty, alcohol and dark roasted. Lingering dark malty, roasted and breadish finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010

Bottle 275ml.

Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate malt, dark dried fruit, light to moderate licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, dark dried fruit, licorice. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Lovely >;O)) [20101212]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to Fonefan. Pours black with a cream bubbly brown head and lacings. Coffee roast, liquorice, dark fruit and hints of soy. Slick and full bodied. Very nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
[3222-20100731] Bottle. Horse stall roasted malt aroma has mild fruit notes. Clear, dark brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roast plummy booze flavour has lingering roast notes after. Full body. Interesting.
(@ ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF 2010, London, England)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle from Nelson Wines, Merton. Black pour with a tan head. Rich nose of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee and sweet spices. Warming, shoulder massaging flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel and raisins. Smooth, dry finish. Lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2010-07-31. Very dark brown black body with modest beige head fades. Rich malty body with modest alcohol, very light dark fruity character. 8+ Rich aroma but a bit milder than it could be, simple sweet malty profile. Smooth medium bodied palate. Not ultra complex but a very nice imperial stout. Bottle at ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are rich coffee with dark chocolate. Sorgum with berries and evident alcohol. Flavours are coffee and chocolate with liquorice. Light winter fruit with molasses. Peppery and warming alcohol on the finish.


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