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

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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
European Beer Star 2015 Gold Award Winner in Imperial Stout
European Beer Star 2015 Silver Award Winner in Consumers Favourite (Out of the 55 gold medal winners)
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6166) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hackobock (2986) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2016
April 25, 2016. Bottle, best before January 7 2018.
Black with a medium sized, slightly frothy, brown head. Aroma is ink, dark chocolate, black berries, licorice, prunes, some coffee, vegetal and yeasty notes. Taste is light to medium sweet, quite soft bitter. Finish is vegetal, sweet black berries, some licorice, toffee, soft medium bitterness with dark chocolate and ash. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Too much yeast and vegetal notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (340) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate. Thin. Dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (845) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2016
Copenhagen 18/4 2016. 50 cl bottle from Fakta. Two swords and a crown to give it the imperial look. Pours opaque very dark brown with small beige head. Head disappears fairly fast leaving patches of foam. Aroma is pretty intense. Quite sweet and sugary with some bitter coffee and a little boozy alcohol. Soft carbonation and thick creamy and oily palate. Flavor is rich and quite sweet. Bitter coffee notes. Sweet aftertaste. A bit on the sweet side but a fine intense stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1669) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2016
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with tanned head. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (264) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
Black and full-bodied, and very malty with a nice creamy mouthfeel. A bit too sweet, however, and lacking something.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2359) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160406. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with liquorice and chocolate, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is roasted and sweet with liquorice.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin light brown/nougat coloured head. N: Coffee, plum, raspberry, yeast, ash, liqourice T: Coffee, tobacco, chocolate, blackberry O: Taste is quite nice. Very hard to oversee the heavy yeast on nose though...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (1290) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
@ Kristoffers väg 1/4-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and some BA-character. Body is medium, the finish is roasted with notes of chocolate. Quite boring!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1685) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle @home. Small to no head. Low carbonation. Intense Black. Roasted malty coffee honey notes. Great round mouthfeel. A little sharp stoutly finish. Rusticated straightforward brew. Paired with roasted lamb and potato peas purè. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LLaurin (212) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
Appearance is quite nice but the nose is bakery yeast without finesse. Also taste is yeasty and it takes overhand disguarding the coffee and chocolate taste within. Palate is better but still a little weak.


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