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Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JakobBKK (11) - Bangkok, - DEC 23, 2012
Pours pitch black. The dark creamy head rises a few seconds after the beer is poured. The aroma is: caramel, roasted, chocolate and of course cognac... lots of cognac! The taste is: dark malt, sweet, soy sauce and again lots of cognac. All-in-all a great bold beer with a full body and plenty of complex notes.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4167) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Starting to feel like a booking record, thanks going to Willrunforbeer splitting his four variants of George with me. This is just the treat I needed this weekend. Really great aroma that is similar to the base stout. Chocolate fudge hints, light ash, sweet barrel/cognac/wood.

The thicker body that is dense and super slick texture across the tongue. This barrel treatment (just like the bourbon variant) compliments the base stout extremely well. Slight warming sensation after the sip with sweet cognac finish. The carbonation is my only complaint because it was very low, but doesn’t hurt the flavor, just couldn’t score over a 4. Otherwise this is a beautiful stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1240) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
250mL bottle. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, a hint of oak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (1277) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2015
Botella de 20 cl. De cervezalandia (r 307) tomada en l momento en oviedo el 22-05-2015. Color negro intenso con casi nada de espuma beige oscura. Aromas de maltas tostadas con grandes dosis de barril y licor de cognac. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 11.12 vol. Pastoso y denso y algo cremoso. Sabores intensos de malas tostadas algo armonizadas co buenas dosis de maderas y licor de cognac. Un auténtico petróleo. Maravillosa.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1467) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours thick oily black with dark brown head. Intense aroma has roasted and burnt malts and toffee, tobacco, leather, boozy and sweet whisky/cognac notes, vanilla. Palate is oily, thick and rich. Taste is roasted malts, burnt toffee, plenty of chocolate, sweet vanilla and bourbon, warmth of alcohol. Sweet and intense, plenty of barrel notes - which I like.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3232) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Brown bottle, 8.5 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on Easter 2015; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of dark brown head, slight lacing; nose: bourbon, burnt barley, light woody, black coffee, dark chocolate, intense, molasses, slight vanilla; mouth: bourbon, burnt barley, light woody, black coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, intense, light alcohol warmth, malt, toffee, molasses, slight vanilla, slight soy sauce, finale in malt with presence of toffee, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, oily and lightly syrupy texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 8,5 onces, 12,12 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée à Pâques 2015; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse brun foncé, très légère dentelle; nez : bourbon, orge brûlée, léger boisé, café noir, chocolat noir, intense, mélasse, très léger vanille; bouche : bourbon, orge brûlée, léger boisé, café noir, chocolat noir, alcool, intense, léger chaleur d’alcool, malt, toffee, mélasse, très léger vanille, très léger sauce soya, finale en malt avec présence de toffee, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture huileuse et légèrement sirupeuse; en résumé : bien bon

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (185) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
25cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Thick lacing. Aroma is clearly chocolate, coffee, alcohol, wood, tobacco and roasted malt. Flavour is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is smooth with a little alcohol bite. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2411) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Flaska från SB. Helt kolsvart utan något skum alls. Riktigt tjock oljig vätska. Domineras av kräva, brända smaker och väldigt söta karamellsmaker. Jag saknar något däremellan samt cognacfaten. Annars maffig.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2026) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, kakao, bränt socker, rostad malt, karamell, lakrits, mörk torkad frukt som katrinplommon, dadlar och fikon, vanilj. Tjock, oljig konsistens, stor sötma, lätt beska. Saknar gick fatkaraktären, en aning mycket bränd smak, i övrigt mycket gott.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimthechap (1984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2015
Black, black, black, black and black again. Oily, viscous and carrying a dark cream coloured head. The aroma of molasses, raw grapes and cider vinegar is just huge. Huge I tell you! A silky viscous mouthfeel, the beer poured like it was an oil sump being drained. This beer was every aspect of dark beer in excelsis and in ordinary circumstances ought to take an hour to drink. Wondrous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (766) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 23, 2015
A liquid licorice spectacular with hints of coffee and chocolate that manages to totally hide its strength. A dangerous brew - seriously dangerous.


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