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Brewed by Hornbeer
Style: Imperial Stout
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Danish: Vi har brygget på denne øl i lang tid. Nu synes vi selv, at den er som vi ønsker. En meget kraftig stout med brændte toner fra ristet bygmalt, røgmalt, kaffe, en smule krydderier og som prikken over i’et: en sjat rom og herefter lagret på egetræ. Denne øl må gerne gemmes flere år i et mørkt skab eller en kælder. Men den kan altså også drikkes nu. Køb en ekstra flaske og gem den til en særlig lejlighed om nogle år. Den vil udvikle sig som god vin – bare blive bedre og bedre i mange år.
Drik den i vinglas til søde desserter, chokolade eller uden noget.

English: We have brewed on this beer on a long time and we finally think it is a should. A very majestic stout with a hint of roasted barley malt, smoke malt, coffee, some spices and to top it all a drop of rum. The beer has been seasoned on oak wood. This beer can stored many years in a dark closet or cellar, but is also ready to drink when it leaves our brewery. Buy an extra bottle and stash it for a special occasion in some years. It will develop like a god wine- only get better and better by the years.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (553) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
500ml nottle @ home. Best before: 09-02-3023.
App: Pitch black, thick brown but slight fizzy head, some thin lacings.
Aroma: Slightly hot aroma with dark chocolate, raisins and dark fruit, rum, burnt wood, pipe tobacco. Intense, mature and a little hot but alluring.
Taste: Sweet with chocolate, licorice, molasses, rum, some dark fruit and grapefruit, big marked herby bitterness.
Palate: Big body with soft round carbonation and oily thick texture.
Overall: Really good stout with big musty flavors with good depth. Slightly warming and pretty bitter and sweet, and even if it could do with some aging it’s still pretty good after only a year.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Islington. Pours jet black with thin tan head. Big rum aromas, boozy and brown sugar. Taste has alcohol burn, some light roast, but not much. All about the rum. Quite thin texture. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1178) - London via, WALES - JAN 30, 2014
Keg at Cask P&K. Black, foamy light brown head and lacing. Smell is mainly ash, bad breath, coffee. Body is medium, a touch of carbonation at the tip of the tongue, slightly foamy. Taste - hoppy citrus, grape juice, lime, bitter herbs, ash. Chocolately malts take a backseat to the hops. Not getting much rum really. Finishes astringent and dry. Good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerbeer (1494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours black with huge creamy brown head. Aromas of vanilla, rich dark chocolate, cafe au lait, and heavily roasted malts. Flavors of hazelnut chocolate, black coffee, vanilla, and heavily roasted malts. Somewhat oily. Alcohol is well hidden. Deadly. Wonderful stuff. Need to cellar a couple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchPls (408) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Cola black beer with a dark beige head. Lots of sweetness and dried dark fruits on the nose. Medium to full body. Dark, roasted coffee. Sweetness. A little bit of sherry notes. A like this kind of style - a "baltic" porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3565) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Clerkenwell, Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt dry yeast and coffee. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with an alcoholic liqourice bitter coffee palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4285) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Pours near black with a medium light brown head. Aroma of coffee, roast, caramel and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Rum and boozyness comes out in the palate with overripe dark fruits along with dark chocolate and coffee. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (BB June 2023). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), with notes of vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic. Too boozy and sweet, and not enough finishing bitterness to make it very drinkable, but it’s not bad. Aromatically fairly simple, but pleasant and clean.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Une visite de mon frangin, qui est un amateur de rhum, imposait cette bière en dégustation avec lui. Un liquide noir opaque garnit d’une énorme mousse couleur moka. Des odeurs de mélasse, de muscade, de clou de girofle, de café noir et de gingembre sec. Son goût est du côté du grain grillé, de la toréfaction et d’un bon alcool s’apparentant au fût de rhum brun. Des notes boisées, amères apportées par du chocolat noir. Une texture veloutée et soyeuse rendu la dégustation fort agréable. (890-101113)

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camiloskrik (17) - madrid, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2013
Negra con espuma. Aroma a café torrefacto. Cremosa, poco gas. Sabor a café, algo de chocolate. Rica. Buena imperial stout.


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