Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
leonpetrus (1) - Kaohsiung, TAIWAN - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
Bottle 25cl shared by 3 people and we could not finish it. Reminded everyone of aged soy sauce and kinda tasted like it too. The aroma had coffee, roasted nuts and what we thought was aged soy sauce. No head to speak off that is dark brown in colour but leaves quite some lace. So thick it pours as if it has lumps in it. Oily black. Very heavy in the mouth and on the tongue. Not much carbonation. Very burned bitter aftertaste that luckily does not last too long. Tastes of burned coffee and not much else, with very pronounced alcohol hit after every sip. The calvados version was slightly more palatable and more nuanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ home… it pours pitch black with a small tan head… hard roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, liquor, oak, cognac, coffee and warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kambei70 (587) - - DEC 31, 2013
2013 bottle to snifter. Pours black with very little light brown head. Coats the glass with oily lacing. Aroma is chocolate, pumpernickel, umami and some roastiness. Taste is very complex and develops in multiple layers. Starts with a chocolate and tart cherry and explodes in the middle with the cognac and alcohol but the sweetness balances it out. Some tobacco and leather at the end. Also had a lactic quality. Dries the mouth in the mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (684) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours a thick dark black with hardly any head and very little lacing. Aroma has umami and dark malt. Taste is sweet up front with dark chocolate syrup then cognac and some booziness. Smooth roasted flavor and some roasted bitterness along with leather and a savory quality. Big flavors that envelope the palate. Finishes semi dry with mild roasted bitter. Mouthfeel is slick and full bodied with low carbonation. Complex stout with nice flavors. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahshuwuh (375) - USA - DEC 31, 2013
Extremely dark and thick, a tiny bit of dark brown head. Smells of smoked Gouda, umami, grain. Starts off a little salty umami savory, mid palate comes the chocolate syrup, oatmeal, not as thick as expected but coats. A little bit of hop bitter and grain towards the end. Alcohol isn't too hot. A little smoky in there as well. Some leather like flavors, tobacco, dry. Taste and flavors change as it warms. The leather smoke flavor comes a little more defined and the sweet becomes tamed. Very complex and unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle- 1st Jan 2014. Loads of chocolate, brandy, lactose. Excellent stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (692) - - DEC 28, 2013
Beautiful black pour, thin disappearing dark brown head. Glass staining. Nose is smoked ham & leather. Really gross and strange aroma. The taste is fortunately very solid: rich milk chocolate, cognac, some eggcream, sweet malts. Really oily and smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting shared by blomster-disappearing tan-black that sheets. A-nice barrel character, dk malt. T-barrel, sweet roast/chocolate-dk malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de mélasse avec une pointe de chocolat et de cuir. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5404)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
250 ml bottle @ home. Pours oily black with some light brown lacing on top. Texture is really thick with minimal carb. Aroma is soy sauce, coffee and malts. Taste is chocolate, malts and coffee. Warming alcohol finish.

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