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


on tap

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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

Rastacouere's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 24, 2013
A long-lasting, elegant, homogeneous tan head lives above the clearish dark brown. Not all that close to black in colour, but that does not keep it from proposing a roast-focused aroma playing the dark chocolate and coffee tune accompanied by a confident, forward liquorous alcohol. Call it a coffee liquor if you will. Relatively lean palate for the genre, not without love handles, but far from the syrupy examples that abound nowadays and never overly sugary. Has a spicy kick (anise, woodsy, black pepper) which I have trouble figuring whether it comes from its otherwise subtle hops or some kind of alcohol-phenolic side effect. Not very punchy in terms of hop flavours, yet a very bitter example, for its bitterness hops, of course, but perhaps more especially for its dark espresso-like roasted malts, sharper than in the vast majority of impys out there. A very competent example, perhaps lacking in fruit to fit my very personal preferences for strong roasty ales, but cohesive and flawless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Black pour off white to cream head and light lacing .... Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, light coffee and some sweet vanilla .... Taste is of Belgian candi sugar, sweet chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits .... Sweet and has a lingering candi sugar ... Finished dry and roasted with a lingering sweetness .... Decent for a Danish stout and the Abv is hidden very well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuldgaardRJ (174) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
(6) Good stuff. Finally a beer worth giving higher rating - there is an intense taste - powerful and strong - well balanced and strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
paatohjul (1) - Færvik, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015 does not count
Great beer tasted at Food for you mood, at Hovden, Norway. The owner need more feedback to expand his already good selection of beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle of the 2012. Black with a pale head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toasted wood. Medium-full bodied, well balanced palate with a slightly dry woody finish. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate, wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3671) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of liqurice, alkohol, prunes, chocolate and weak sweets. A flavor of liqurice, roasted malt, alcohol, raisins, Oak, vanilla, liqurice roots and a dry/bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (349) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
LCBO bottle. Nose is chocolate, raisin, coffee, roasted malt Taste follows. Mouthfeel is a bit over carbonated. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (326) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2015
F: brown bubble, diminishing to thin film with bubbles. C: dark non-transparent. A: roasted malt, alcohol, oak woody tones, dark chocolate, licorice, hint of smoke and lactic tones. T: roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, cocoa powder, plums, some woody tones, alcohol, thick mouthfeel, coffee tones, hint of anise, as it get warm more complex taste is available, full body, lover carbonation, enjoyable Imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of dark tan head. Creamy.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted and coffee.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt. Slight coffee. Surprisingly smooth.
Bought: Trade with Bamsen78 - thanks!, 500 ml
Info: 11/9-2015, BB: 27/11-2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
DAA; Bottle 50 cl., from Vinmonopolet. Pours moderate black with a frothy creamy, short lived, still lacing tan head. Nose is moderate, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light smoke and overipe dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a lasting bitter chocolate, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - AUG 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate and coffee, light hoppy too. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

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