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Hornbeer Black Magic Woman

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Brewed by Hornbeer
Style: Imperial Stout
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Vores bud på en anderledes stout med tørverøget malt. Her er tale om en rigtig mandfolkeøl med meget af det hele. Øllet er brygget på ristede bygmalte, birkerøget malt, tørverøget malt, karamelmalte og alemalt. Øllet er humlet mere end ellers for at balancere den kraftige maltprofil. Og hvornår kan man så drikke denne øl? Til maden er det en udpræget dessertøl eller til mørk chokolade. Kraftige oste er også et fint tilbehør, men det er altså også tilladt at drikke den uden noget til andet end en god lænestol.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (537) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Drukket på hytta. Svart,uklar farge.beige skumtopp som blir skumrand. Medium/medium karbonert. Smaker kaffe,lakris,sjokolade,mørkbrent malt,røyksmak. En ganske kraftig smak fra hornbeer. Muy bien

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dexcansino (390) - Andalucía, SPAIN - APR 16, 2014
Cerveza stout con buen sabor a cafe, chocolate, regaliz, miel de caña, cerveza con buen cuerpo, oscura.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2014
Pitch black beer with smallish head and nice lacing. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted coffee, malts, syrup and smoke. Taste is sweet with dark chocolate, syrup, roasted malts. Ends with really sweet mouth feel. Oily body and low carbonation. Sweet and a little bit of smoked imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (630) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
50cl bottle. Small brown layer. Opaque. Aroma is wine, raisins, oak and chocolate malt. Taste is chocolate, coffee, red berries. Like those new cafe cookies with ekstra malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1458) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Draught at Ølhus Stockholm. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, nuts, chocolate, smoke, hops, roasted malts and dark fruits. Bitter finish with nuts, coffee and roasted malts. Exquisite imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (612) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
Backlog. Sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Dominated by smoke, coffee, chocolate and dried fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2120) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Single from the LCBO with a best before date 30 08 2023. Pours real dark brown colour with a big mocha-brown head, great retention and lots of sticky foam lace. Mild roasted malt aromas at first, but turns into something bad at one point. Something like wet socks and maybe some metal. Thankfully, this goes away and some nice butterscotch notes and coffee blend in with the burnt malt. Oily and slick mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. Lots going on in the flavours with some nice bitterness from the grassy hops, covering the roasted malts. Hints of licorice, chocolate, coffee and light alcohol. No burning though. Too bad, not getting the peaty malts talked about in the description.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (330) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Draught at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. A black color with a medium-sized dense head. Aroma has strong roasty notes, intense but not overpowering, with tar and some dark chocolate and rye pudding. Taste displays a strong malt character with variety. Initial light sweetness fades into a robust roasty notes with smoke and tar. Balancing bitterness appears in the finish. The palate is round, full-bodied and smooth. Very intense in taste but wonderfully balanced, black magic indeed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (841) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe og kakao. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, kaffe, lakris og kakao. Vinmonopolet.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (295) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
50 cl, flaske, 10,0 % ABV, 50 års-gave fra Michael Drejer - tak! 26. marts 2014. Sort ufiltreret "olie" i form af en Stout med 2 cm tyk moccafarvet skumtop, som langsomt svinder til 1 cm. Skummet bobler i midten af glasset videre og danner sin egen ø...noget ejendommeligt. Duften er "mørk" og røget. Duft af den tørverøgede malt er tydelig, men også noter af engelsk lakrids. Tyk lækker cremet stout rammer smagsløgene. Masser af røg i smagen og masser af tør eftersmag, men også langt indtryk. Lækker underliggende sødme af den tilsatte karamelmalt ligger midt i smagsbilledet. Jeg vil jo kalde denne øl en Imperial Stout, og én af de bedste, jeg har smagt, omend Hornbeer nøjes med titlen "en anderledes stout". Indholdet af kuldioxid er elegant tilpasset dette skønne bryg. En meget komplet øl, som klar skal gentages OG anbefales!


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