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Brewed by Hopshackle
Style: Imperial Stout
Peterborough, England
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31880) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29837) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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 (21497) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso "Rock The Roof Down" pre-gbbf shindig. Very deep brown colour, close to black with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, roasted malts, some alcohol as well as dark dry fruits and soms slight burning sugar. Flavour is roasted malts, some liquorice, mild fruityness as well as some raisins. Longlasting big malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3rd November 2010
Opaque black beer, small tan head. Milky dark malt nose. Smooth semi soft palate. Nice dark malt - robust but not bitter and with lactose creamy sweetness. Nice smooth Impy, not much complexity but quite sumptuous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Brewed March 2012; bb November 2015; bottle 164/1600

Black color, with medium sized brown head, creamy, but reducing quite quickly. The aroma is very mild, there is some cardboard, roasted malt, tar. Full bodied, yet with a lean mouthfeel; quite good flavor of roasted malts and chocolate, without exceeding on the burnt side, but also with a moderate liquorice character; correct bitterness, and nice alcohol warmth.
Good beer, not exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2009
BOTTLE 001 , Big thanks to Fin, and drunk at his house ... Deep black ... light smoke ... some cherry nose ... very fruity ... quite sweet and soft ... little smokey in linger ... could do with being a little richer but very nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle #247 from Kris Wines. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, chocolate, coffee, notes of licorice and hops. Nice dry and very smooth.


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