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Midtfyns Imperial Stout

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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Årslev, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Editor's note: Voted best new beer 2007 by the Danish Society of Beer Enthusiasts.

Danish: Imperial Stout er en mørk og fyldig øl med et flot mørkt cremefarvet skum. Den er brygget af flere ristede malttyper, og så er den lagret på egetræ, hvilket bidrager til dens kraftige krop. Imperial Stouten har en stærk, stigende eftersmag af kaffe, bitter chokolade og vanille. Andvendes til vildt, stærk ost eller chokoladedesserter, eller alene i et cognacglas foran den knitrende pejs.

English: Imperial Stout is a dark and rich beer with a beautiful dark cream coloured head. It’s brewed from several types of roast malts and conditioned on oak, which adds to the heavy body. The Imperial Stout has a strong and growing aftertaste of coffee, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Suited for game, strong cheeses and chocolate desserts. Or may be enjoyed alone in a cognac snifter in front of the fireplace.



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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
codfishh (81) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours dark brown to black fluffy tan head. Smells of coffee dark fruit and sweet bready malt. Taste of strong black coffee, licorice and chocolate. Well balanced. The finish is warming but not harsh, could definitely stand up to some age.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
Roast malt, toffee, oak, licorice and some alcohol in the aroma. Roast flavour, rather sweet, charred wood, oak and vanilla. Warming alcohol and a smooth velvet mouthfeel. The oak stays around for long in the aftertaste. I hope some cellaring will smoothen the alcohol aroma and flavour a little.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (899) - , CYPRUS - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Roasted malts and chocolate, dark fruits, medium carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2279) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Black beer, small white moussy head. Aroma of burned malt and cacao. Oily mouthfeel, thick body. Taste of moccha, chocolate and some licorice. Some oak and vanilla in the aftertaste. Solid imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3128) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Jet black pour, medium beige head. Dark, toasted almost charred malts, dark fruit, currants and some cocoa nibs. Carb is light and the body is a little thinner than i expected. Finish is very bitter with sharp bitter cocoa notes, and a burnt coffee, with hints of woody vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (823) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 18, 2014
Dark color, full body. Smooth roasted aromas, full taste, coffee aftertaste. Very balanced beer. I liked it a lot.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Papillon (379) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
500 mL Bottle. Dark brown body with a tenacious frothy tan head leaving ribs on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, prunes, black mission figs, raisins, hints of coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. This is a very heavy bodied high octane beer bursting with flavors of toasted malts, dark dried fruits, bitter cocoa, vanilla, and black coffee. Alcohol declares itself first in the aftertaste thus warning the beer drinker to "go easy", then black coffee, cocoa, and black mission figs team up, and then off to a carob and bitter dark chocolate finish with a "tail" of vanilla. One gorgeous beer! I’ll bring some fine Belgian chocolates next time ;)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ERB92 (338) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, dried fruits and roasted malts in the aroma. Almost back with a slight red tint, tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice Imperial Stout that have picked up some nice aromas and flavours from the oak conditioning.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1281) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Sort farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, lakris, vanilje og sjokolade. Vinmonopolet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1915) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
500 mL bottle. Looks like an imperial stout. Smells like an imperial stout. Tastes like an imperial stout. Pretty textbook. A touch less roast than some, perhaps. Aroma is on the mild side. Well constructed.


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