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Hornbeer Viking Chili Stout (Megagrisk)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (567) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Aggressive pour produces just a minimal dark khaki sheet on top of absolute black. Nose is dark chocolate and espresso, with hints of licorice and vanilla and an ominous chipotle like smokiness lingering in the background. Flavour is lightly sweet with a moderate chocolate and coffee bitterness. The spice of the chilis appears mainly as a warming finish. Mouth is medium+ and oily with soft carbonation and a long warming finish that is a combination of the peppers and the alcohol. Quite complex and the chili is well integrated and not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2544) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep black in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, deep roast, coffee. The flavour is moderately sweet, lots of chocolate, some smoke, chilis in the back. Finishes long, sweet, light lingering chili heat. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Blue skies are turning into gray clouds here in Toronto & the temperature is dropping, winds are lashing & cold rain is hinting of winter. Bring on the imperial stouts. Pours darker & more foreboding then the recent polls in the Canadian election, with a dark brown sugar coloured cap. This is a busy stout: smoke, dark bitter chocolate, slivers of liquorice spicing & a nice chili pepper after burn. A little boozy but the balance is pretty impressive considering all the moving parts in this beer. Ms tiki steals a sip & says it tastes like something that oozed out of an engine. Reading the other reviews is half the fun with this one: the review directly below me suggests that a child is part of the ingredients & some of the scores are so high (especially the one a few below that writes that he cant taste anything but still pins a 4.7 score to the beer) that you wonder if the 10% is knocking some brains around. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
500 mL bottle. Looks like a stout, but not much head. Some complexity in the nose, with roast and coffee grounds, and the chili is more of a vibe than a discrete scent. The child’s and, I presume, hops, lend an interesting and unique spicy/floral note to this beer. The flavour is a perfect balance of roast,, spicy peppers, and maraschino cherry. Damn, I love this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1334) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
This stout has a solid, stable foam that does not allow much flavor to release. Light smoke and chocolate still releases through, but the mocha colored rich foam testify good beer below. The taste is dark chocolate with a little smoke as tang. Roasted coffee beans give the fullness and great taste, while smoked malt lightly caresses the taste buds. Easy hoppy aftertaste where chili gradually get more grip on things and contribute to a slight burning sensation in the mouth but in a pleasant way. English licorice outweigh the chili in a harmonious combination of seductive pleasure and enjoyment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Almost black color, tan foam. Aroma: very sweet, chocolate with cognac and nuts, vanilla and coffee, liquorice, halva, maple syrup. Taste: powerful initial sweetness of malt and chocolate, balsam with herbs, coffee and cocoa, licorice, vanilla. Sweetness is balanced by hot chili. Nice brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morri (257) - NORWAY - AUG 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Small light brown head. Solid black body. As announced the aroma is mainly cocoa, liquorice, coffee and chili. Texture is like oil. Sweet and salty on the tongue. Definitely interesting! :)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jakobhedeskov (7) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
50 cl bottle, shared with one friend. This is an awesome imperial stout! Dark notes of chili, licorice, chocolate, toasted malt. Just a fantastic beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Islington, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Sweet, roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, rich, sweet, roasty, malty, chocolate, chilli. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
enmebaraggesi (5) - Chrzanów, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
Zapach: jak bajka - dominuje czekolada i wanilia, sprawiając, że jest to jeden z atrakcyjniejszych dla mnie aromatów piwnych; Wygląd: mroczne, jak piekielne czeluści, a piana mieni się złotem, brązami, nawet platyną. Niestety bardzo krótko egzystuje na tafli piwka, by móc się nią wyjątkowo nacieszyć; Smak: wstęp zapewnia podobną zabawę, co aromat, a dopiero po chwili język i przełyk rozgrzewa chili, które zdaje się maskować alkohol. Niestety, będąc wrażliwym na smak alkoholu (a także nie lubiąc go), po którymś łyku z kolei zaczynało mnie powoli to nudzić i zniechęcać. Niestety jest to często domeną ciężkich stoutów i porterów, więc spodziewałem się takich wrażeń. Polecam!

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