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

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RATINGS: 414   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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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psykling (13) - Copenhagen, - JUN 7, 2008
First few mouthfuls feels a bit too “scented”, vanilla-like, almost like bubblegum. A sugary attack, with a hoppy aromatic first impression. The sweetness is outweighed by malty, roasted fullness and a warm, alcoholic feel, which is what persists after the first 1/5 of the beer. The vanilla-sweetness reminds me of oak-aging. Very drinkable, as it is not too roasted or tobaccory – can be enjoyed almost too easily.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2688) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Opaque black color, thick dark tan head, sheets of lace. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is creamy dark malt with dark chocolate and black coffee joining before a slightly bittered finish. Huge body, a little alcohol residue, a solid stout

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
500 mL bottle. Solid black pour, couple fingers of dense tan head. Fairly solid retention. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, some fruit and licorice as well. Taste starts off coffee and chocolate, bitter finish with just a touch of alcohol. Full body, pleasant soft carbonation of larger bubbles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (814) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2015
500 ml bottle, bought several months ago at AmmersinO, Vienna.
Black body, with a big, creamy, lacing, light beige head.
Aroma of smooth coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, some liquorice.
Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, liquorice, some ash, dark and dried fruits.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, a bit dry, with coffee, sweet malts, some sour fruits.

Tasty. Straight, strong, but also quite smooth. Great balance between sweet, roasty-bitter and subtly smokey. Overall not as extraordinary as other Imperial Stouts, but a great, quaffable example nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
2015-04-26. Black body with a large foamy tan head that fades, leaving nice foamy lace on the glass. 4+ Aroma of rich dark malt, hints at licorice and dark fruit, mild dry dark roast malt. Moderate alcohol character. Flavour is similar, dry bitter roast up front, rich dark malt core his similar muted licorice touches as in the aroma, ephemeral notes of cocoa, moderate roast bitterness and hoppy bitterness that linger in the finish. Aftertaste is a melange of all of the above. Comes together very nicely. 9+ Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Very nice, grows better as you go on. Wow! Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Deep brown color, beige head. Coffee nose, chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, brown sugar, hint of alcohol. Roasted malt taste, licorice, sweet, alcohol notes. Full body, soft carbonation, warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2174) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 16, 2015
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with a lovely brown head. Smell has lots of coffee and chocolate. Starts sweet with lots of chocolate, as well as coffee and some roasted malts. Goes into a sweet chocolatey finish with some slight notes of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (381) - - APR 5, 2015
Strangely expensive bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Smell is metallic, with coffee beans. Taste should bee rich, but it was surpisengly poor and uncomplex. Palate is a bit too thin, but has a complex feeling. Overall a nice beer, but If I compare it with other Danish masterpieces....

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (626) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours almost black with hazy dark, dark brown around the rim when lit, and a creamy beige head. Aromas of molasses, minerality, cocoa, caramel candies, light ash, and a light boozy note. As for taste, alcohol out of the gates, with Fisherman’s Friends-like bitterness, molasses, and light caramel that leads into more molasses with espresso, and more of the hops. It’s not bad, but it’s not terribly complex for an imperial stout either, and the alcohol is very much present, maybe a little too much. A bit of a let down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7621) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. This is their at beer label I’ve encountered that has brail on it. Cool. Very dark brown, nearly black, with a soft khaki head. Burnt malt and whiskey and oak, light pepper, light ash. Full bodied and silky smooth. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
Dunkelbraun, schwarz. Malznoten, Holz, dunkle Früchte, Schokolde. Recht süß am Gaumen, Malz, Alkohol, Kakao, cremig.


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