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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
500 ml bottle. BB 04/07/2019. (Systembolaget) Malmö, Sweden.
Pitch black colour with tiny tan head. Roasted malt, sweetness, wine, mild bitterness and toffee in aroma. Flavour is roasted malt, brown sugary sweetness, whiskey-like sweetness, some bitterness, vanilla, wood, wine and some warming alcohol. Rich and tasty brew. Alcohol rather well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (6284) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Beksvart. Høyt mokkafarget skum som varer lenge og etterlate filigranser. God sjokoladearoma med et litt søtlig preg. Oljeaktig konsistens. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken velbalansert. Litt søt frukt med en antydning til rom i bakgrunnen. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. Alkoholen er farlig godt gjemt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled. Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2. Very complex, rich taste, coffee beans, chocolate, cocoa, rum, wood (?), vanilla. The high ABV burns a bit in the finish, but otherwise very well balanced. (2009-08-18)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
Pours a completly black colour with a tan head. Aroma of oak, rum and maybe som vanilla. Flavour is much like the aroma, it also brings some roasted malts, dark fruits and coffee. Really good balanced. Fantastic beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2369) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2012
Long lasting brown head. Almost totaly black color. Nice aroma of dark chocolate and some coffey. Coffey taste and small to medium bitterness. Big residual sweetness and in the finnish a fine bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - DEC 7, 2012
Pump @ harvest. It pours dark with a great beige head on top. Liquorice, cocoa, coffee and vanilla flavors. Very sweet but well balanced. A great stout!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Black color with nice light brown head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste of coffee, chocolate, rum. Little hint of alcohol. Nice strong stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4084) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
0.5l bottle. Yupp, this is a black one, and it has an impressive looking big espresso-chocolate brown head. Lovely aroma with chocolate, burned woodwork, stingy hops, sweet fresh baked brownies, heavy roasted malts and sweet chocolate cake. There is also traces of vanilla and cocoa. Quite deep, complex and really nice. It’s somewhat on the sweet side this, but the roasted burned flavor compensate nicely. Small prickling carbonation level with a thick oily mouthfeel. Deep dark flavors here. I get bitter chocolate, woody rum, a strong sweetness with a herbal twitch. Also some thick sweet fudgey flavor in between here. Ends with a long dry and burned finish. Lots of things going on in this. A nice sipper that works great as a last-of-the-evening-beer. 17.11.2012

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (2458) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Shared 500ml bottle. Thanks bluus. Pours black with a small, richly dark mocha-colored head. Aroma is burnt sugar, chocolate, some coffee there as well. Roasted of course, light liquorice. Taste is roasted, chocolate, coffee, light sweet rum constantly hovering in the background. You can feel the alcohol, but fortunately no ethanol in the taste. Aftertaste is roasted and coffee with some dark chocolate in the background. Palate is full and smooth, not much carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Pitch black colour. Inch-thick dark beige head, settling as a thin bubbly layer with a bit of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate/cocoa, dark rum, licorice. Full body, soft carbonation. Very sweet taste, balanced by a discreet acidity and a growing bitterness that becomes quite astringent in the finish. Worked well with a ’mocca flan’ dessert.


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