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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Palme (3604) - Bergen, - FEB 7, 2011
0.25l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. This is the blackest brew I have ever seen. Jet black body with absofruitly no head. Definetly some whiskey/bourbon in the nose, sweet, vanilla and dried fruits. This is some heavy stuff. Really oaky as hell, salt, almost red wineish. Long lasting oaky flavor that never really ends. Fully bodied and quite alright carbonated. Warming alcohol and extreme woody roastines along with chocolate and a slightly flowerish and syrupy note. Good! Tary and fizzing body. Just a truly extremely good brew that I’ really glad to have tasted. A distinct STRONG roasted flavor all the way. This is my definition of dark.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KW92 (280) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości, dość trwała.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Na pierwszym planie owoce leśne (jagoda) - przypomina wręcz dżem. Dalej ziołowość, karmel, kawa, czekolada, nuty likierowe oraz beczkowe.
SMAK: Gęste i oleiste jak przystało na rasowego RIS-a. Z początku owocowe, po chwili do głosu dochodzi karmel i zioła, a wszystko to razem uzupełnia słodowość z przyjemną kawową końcówką. Alkohol rozgrzewa, jak również stanowi idealne uzupełnienie dla smaku.
OGÓLNIE: Super złożone piwo w aromacie i smaku. Nie przesadzone w żadną stronę - idealnia harmonia. Nic tylko delektować się każdym łykiem. A pomiędzy tym cieszymy nasze zmysły cudownym aromatem...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (1853) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet spicy flavor. Creamy palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4228) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Thanks going to Willrunforbeer splitting his 250 ml bottle and by far my favorite of the variants. Aroma is just great, vanilla, chocolate fudge hints, light ash, wood.

The body and texture is everything I look for in the style, full, rich and hearty with a oily slick texture over the tongue. The barrel treatment compliments the base stout extremely well. Slight warming sensation after the sip with the alcohol hidden except for that fact. A very nicely integrated BBA stout. Incredible how easy this stout is to drink at over 12%. This was a real treat getting to try a few variants in a vertical.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1251) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
250mL bottle. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, raisin, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor is smooth, dark chocolate, raisin, vanilla, bourbon. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (2006) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
A black beer without head, only dark brown bubbles. Aroma is strongly liqurice and salt liquirice, vanilla, roastiness, some berry notes of sweetness. Taste has intensive salt liquirice, espresso, roastiness, balanced sweetness. Full bodied, low carbonation, not sticky. Quite similar than normal version, only hint of vanilla is added. The great beer, very intensive.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
FraekkeFyr87 (93) - - MAY 14, 2015
The aroma is full of chocolate, coffee and sugar. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee and sugar. There is no head and it’s a sweet beer. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black with small dark brown head. Nose is strong, intense, boozy, sweet, tobacco, bourbon and vanilla, . Taste is strong and sweet, bourbon and sweet vanilla, burnt malts and caramel, dark chocolate, warming alcohol. Delicious BA IS.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (354) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle courtesy of bytemesis, thanks Mike! Pours inky black with a small brown head that rises and fades quickly. Little to no lacing. Very oily with long legs. Aromas are of wet oak, bourbon, dates, prune, leather, tobacco, earth, fudge and vanilla. Taste is incredibly balanced! Wow! Loads of chocolate, anise, earth, leather and tobacco hit your palate and coat it with a sweet oily goodness. Moves into some dark fruit notes of plum/cherry before hints of spice and earth creep in. Very nice harmony, providing loads of depth. Finishes without much alcohol detected among the wet-oak, bourbon and vanilla swirl. Heavy body, yet delicately balanced. Very nice beer!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (777) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle to glass. From de Hopduvel in Gent, Belgium. Pours a deep brown to black color with little to no head. Aroma is boozy, deep roasted malts, bourbon, but not vanilla, coconut character like a nice american BA stout. Flavor has burnt roasted malts, touch of whisky. Overall a solid beer, but not top 50 for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1971) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Oily black syrupy texture. Brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee with nice bourbony aftertasted. Very well balance roasty/sweet. Very good stout!


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