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


on tap

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Danish: Nu synes vi, at tiden er inde til denne øl. Her er tale om en kraftig stout på 11% med coffeemalt, choclatemalt, black malt og honning. Vi har humlet til 120 IBU, vi har tørhumlet og lagret den med egetræ og valnød. Nu synes vi, at den har lagret tilstrækkeligt, så nu skal den på flasker. Hvad smager den af? Dem der har smagt den, siger kaffe, lakrids, honning, eg og valnød. Men døm selv.
Brygget med kaffe malt, chocolate malt, black malt og honning, tørhumlet og lagret med egetræ og valnød.

LoFi's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1707) - Göteborg, - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black with porous and creamy, chocolate mousse-like brown head. Aroma: coffee, creamy, chocolate, lightly roasted, licorice, fruit, honey. Taste: licorice, wine gums, cocoa, coffee, salmiak, warming, maybe some wood, some bitterness, dry finish. Full-bodied and pretty smooth. Maybe I liked Black Magic Woman better, but this was really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (986) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
Bouteille avec un BB de 01/02/2024, probablement embouteillée le 01/02/2014 donc bue après 28 mois. Robe noire opaque surmonté d’un léger col de mousse brunâtre crémeux et bref. Les arômes se présentent sous plusieurs formes mais c’est surtout l’amer qui ressort. Beaucoup de café expresso, malt rôti, anis, cacao, caramel brûlé, bois. Quelques effluves sucrées se démarquent tels miel et petits fruits confits. En bouche, c’est une entrée en matière comme les arômes: café et anis. Suivent rapidement le malt rôti, caramel, cacao moulu, noisettes bien amères. On se dirige lentement vers une finale où le café se mêle à des saveurs de chocolat noir intense ainsi qu’à un goût franc de bois sec. Haut taux d’alcool discret. Texture laiteuse/onctueuse, corps rond à tendance moyenne. Très faible carbonatation. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1705) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Pitch black, completelly non-transparent. Two to three fingers tanned, almost brown, frothy head, which is quite persistant. Awesome lacing. In aroma a lot of beautiful dark notes: bitter chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate cake, sweet coffee, brownie. From the glass has also some sherry, port wine, rum notes. Very rich aroma. Taste is a bit similar, but it’s much more rough, much taugher. Chocolate is definately moved to the background. Coffee is on the first plan. Coffee with some wooden, roasted, toasted notes. Has also a touch of dark bread and burned cake bottom. Quite big bitterness in the aftertaste, but it’s not overwhealming. I was hopping for much thicker and dense mouth feel. Unfortunately it isn’t. Perfectly low carbonated. Alcohol is perfectly covered. Very good beer, but it’s not my top level choice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (744) - POLAND - APR 26, 2016
Piana beżowa, drobna, nieduża. Barwa prawie czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowymi refleksami. Aromat bardzo intensywny, jest czekolada, praliny, orzechy, likier kawowy, po ogrzaniu także żelazistość od europejskiego chmielu. W smaku dość słodkie, bardzo kakaowe, kawowe, tytoniowe, piernikowe, a nawet rodzynkowe. Po chwili do głosu dochodzi chmielowo palona goryczka, dość wysoka i długa, świetnie kontrująca słodycz. W posmakach szwajcarskie czekoladki, trufle, orzechy, porto i wanilia. W odczuciu wyraźna popiołowość, treściwość, średnie jak na styl nagazowanie (szkoda, bo przez to piwo wydaje się mniej gęste niż po odgazowaniu). Alkoholu praktycznie nie czuć - dopiero po chwili lekkie rozgrzewanie na żołądku.
Bardzo ułożony, słodki (przez ten miód odrobinę przypomina piwa świąteczne) RIS, zadziwiająco intensywnie pachnący, bardzo pralinowo-tytoniowy. Przeszkadza charakterystyczna żelazista nuta chmielowa i nieco rzadka konsystencja.
Data przydatności do spożycia do października 2024 sugeruje, że piwo spędziło "na leżaku" półtora roku stąd zapewne pięknie ułożony alkohol i nuty porto, rodzynek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (349) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Pours pitch black with medium head. Aroma: dominating dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee. Taste: very heavy on the dark roasted malt side, followed by coffee and bitter chocolate. Maybe a touch of honey, but countered very well with long and hoppy finish. ABV well hidden. Apart the clear roasted malt dominance the beer is pretty smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (1694) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Dark brown, almost black color, good tan foam. Aroma powerful: chocolate, coffee with brandy, sweet molasses and licorice, prunes, burnt, dark and caramel malts, floral, honey and woody notes. Taste: dark bitter chocolate, coffee, brandy, licorice, honey, oak and walnut, port wine with prunes, strong hop bitterness. Great stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - APR 5, 2016
Clear black with minimal head. Aroma: Chocolate, honey, hops, roast malt, nuts. Full body, quite thick. Medium to high sweetness, high bitterness, a little salty and umami. Long bitter and warm finish. Balanced and interesting recipe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 7/8/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, chocolat, léger de café, notes fruitées et de caramel.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Faibles notes fruitées (petits fruits) avec des traces de noix grillées. Une dominante de malt rôti et de chocolat est présente avec un léger goût de café ainsi que des notes de fumée de bois, d’alcool doux et de caramel.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-rond. Effervescence : moyenne-douce. Texture : riche et huileuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une légère-moyenne amertume de rôti, de chocolat et d’alcool doux avec des notes de houblon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle@Salling, Aarhus. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, nut, vanilla, coffee, licorice. Full body. Oily texture. Long roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PtiBisc (29) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
This dark beer stout is everything you need for the price and the taste. The light burnt caramel with a slow filling wooden taste makes this beer top in its category. Enjoy this anywhere, anytime! Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (382) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
@BKL; deliciously rich aroma of candied walnuts, lots of dark chocolate, dark fruits, dark and moist cake, rum raisins; silky, velvety mouthfeel but the high abv kind of burning away all but the coffee and roast notes. Could have been quite as rich but more complex with a slightly lower abv.

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