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


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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3094) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
500ml bottle, deep black color, with a bubbly tan head, dark chocolate, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, light smoked peat malt nose, with some oat chocolate chip soft cookie, chocolate cake, brownie, chocolate icecream notes, with some burnt bran muffin, bunt toast, cappuccino, coffeeish accents, within a licorice spicy aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a smooth, dark bitter chocolate, wheat, roasted, black, chocolate, caramel, toasted malt, black coffee, burnt fruitcake, burnt toast character, with some roasted coffee bean, burnt bran muffin, brownie, chocolate oatmeal soft cookie, molasses, licorice spicy flavors, with a flowery leafy, grassy, cedary, minty hop backbone, with a light mochaish, chocolate pudding undertone, with the alcoholic warmness well hidden, leading towards a dark chocolate, black coffee, molasses roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
Colour is very dark but when held to light faint dark red notes at bottom. Aroma is very smokey with some notes of smoked oak and dark malts. the taste is very powerful. a bit too carbonated so the bubbles stay on your tongue. no notes of matured fruit. but strong notes of whisky and strong smokey notes. A good stout all in all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1432) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle. Color dark black with medium open brown head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Taste sweet, bitter, roasted, chocolate, wood, light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2063) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle 50 cl.... it pours pitch black with a steady medium tan head.... The aroma is roasted malt, licorice, smoke and hops. the flavor is peat, smoke, coffee, bacon, roasted malt and a finish of dark chocolate... Full bodied....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
Pours a deep black color with a thick, creamy, light brown head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and resinous hops. The flavor is quite solid with its resinous hops, roasted malt, moderate sweetness and lasting bitterness. The body is medium to full with a creamy texture and medium carbonation. This hoppy imperial stout is a pleasure to sip, I wouldn’t mind having it again, and again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6094) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièriopholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #3944)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Roasted malts, clove-y phenolics, coniferous hops and blackberry fruitiness coalesce, while biscuity cereals and resinous bitterness join forces to conclude this elegant Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam diminishes into the pure blackness.
-The hop bitterness adequately balances out the finish.
-Caramel is also tasted, even though it is not as prominent as other examples of the style.
-A lick of alcohol blends in nicely.
-This is not your typical super intense Imperial Stout; it is rather drinkable for its size and does not rely solely on residual sugars to impress the tastebuds.
-The nose could show more depth.
-The 1st half of the flavor profile is not as appealing as the 2nd half.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large darn brown frothy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with dry notes is OK. Taste is also a mix between some dry roasted malt with light coffee notes and subtle unrefined grain notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I though this was OK but there something in the dry aftertaste (I have a hard time putting my hand on it) that wasn’t too my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Aroma:sugar chocolate,rosted malt... Appearance:Dark good lacing beige head... Flavor:rosted malt,light smoked flavor....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2525) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Draught at Tre Små Rum, Black beer with a medium beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma with leather and some licorice. Coffee, chocolate and brown sugar flavor.

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