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Formerly brewed at Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Imperial Stout
Örebro, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout brewed with heather honey and aged on oak-barrels for 2½ months. Serve at minimum 14 dgs. Share the bottle. It was first brewed in October 2005 and ages well for several years. Beer is Art!

2005 version is 9%.
2006 version is 10%.
2007 version is 9%, released 2008-09-11.
2008 version is 9.5%, released 2009-09-17.
2009 version is 9.5%, released 2010-09-23
2010 and 2011 versions cancelled due to family issues.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thewolf (11098) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle @ ChristianScheffel tasting. [thank you sooooo much, Christian]
[my 1800th rating]
Well... perfection is a 5.0 rating, and this certainly is!
[2006 vintage]
Looks fantastic, completely pitch black oil look. There is a slight ring of foam on the top. Aroma assault me directly. Wood, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, prunes and raisins. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is so fantastic, I can’t even describe it. There are so many flavours and everything is perfectly balanced. Cap said it well: "this beer stands on every edge known, but never, ever, falls into the ravine".

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Rating number 1000. December 2006 25cl bottle. Pitch black with a thick, creamy and long lasting light brown head. Intense aroma, oak above all, with much vanilla character. Plums, dates and figs. Some alcohol gives it some bourbon after a while, and portwine is also in play. The flavour has all that barrel character plus the full blown impy stout richness. Rather sweet but balanced by some hops, the dark malt bitterness and some alcohol. As it enters the mouth, oak and vanilla dominates, then comes some fruityness along with warming alcohol, and perfection is reached with the long lasting black aftertaste of espresso, charcoal, licorice and dark chocolate that sits in the mouth for a long time.
Hyped beers demand extra concentration when drinking, which in turn may give a great beer an even better rating because I pick up all of its complexity - my first Westvleteren 12 took an hour to drink, and this will also last. But they are hyped because of their qualities in the first place, and this beer is worth all the attention.

Re-rate same batch, March 2010: Has held up perfectly. Still the same balanced and complex beer. I’m not regretting the 5.0

2009 vintage at Boreft Beer Festival, October 2010: Much rougher and with much more Bourbon character, this was only a 4.3 experience. If you get your hands on a bottle of 2009, age it a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: April 04, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace, tick viscous liquid coats the inside of the glass and turns it brown
Aroma: huge dark chocolate aroma with sweet dark caramel and honey plus a touch of vanilla, a fair amount of balancing oak
Body: big thick body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of honey and dark caramel sweetness comes in with some vanilla to enrichen the chocolate, touch of roasted adds bitterness, the oak rises up to add a whole new dimension of complexity, alcolol comes in after a while to open it up and add additional sweetness
Overall: the thick rich chocolate rules the day with the honey and vanilla sweetness backing it up
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chrisv10 (10753) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle from FOneFan. Black with small brown head, Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, hops,bitter, balanced and complex.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is powerful and sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Great balance and very complex. Full bodied, soft and smooth. Brilliant. 090610

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
A: The pour is thick and pretty much black as night with a small, creamy mocha colored foam. S: Rich aromas of chocolate, coffee, honey, vanilla, and black cherries. There’s a slight floral note to the beer as well which probably comes from the honey. The oak really imparts some incredible aromas to this beer, and I just can’t stop smelling it. T: Much like the nose, this one has plenty of barrel character. There’s quite a bit of vanilla, a noticeable charred oak flavor, and a light smokiness. The chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruits really come through on the palate as well. M: The carbonation is very low, but that works well with this beer and it doesn’t feel syrupy. It’s quite viscous and creamy and really feels smooth on the tongue. D: A really fantastic beer which I wish was more easily attainable. I would gladly enjoy this one several more times.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at The Stout Tasting, London - huge thanks to Ken for sharing this bucket list beer. Vintage 2009. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown foam head. Similar aroma to the regular version, with the addition of some vanilla notes, plenty of dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with bitter cocoa, definite alcohol notes, earth, further dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more dark chocolate, brownies. Deep and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle. 2006 version at Den Tatoverede Enke. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull vanilla and honey notes, no smoke. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong caramellic notes, almost "Bailey-like". Fantastic long moderate bitter finish. Exstremely creamy wonderfull palate. To strong caramellic notes too become truly fantastic, but really great stuff. Way too expensive!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
[Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke to celebrate 600th rating] Black with thick brown head. Aroma is sweet and very vinious with roasted malt, liquerice, coffee and overripe fruits. Rich flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, liquerice and coffee taste. Overripe fruits very viniuos and pleasant alchol notes. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Cph. Shared with Beljohansen. Brewed December 2006. Pours a pitch black colour with a medium mostly diminishing brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, nice dark chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol. Very nice thick bit sticky mouthfeel, bit tickeling on the tongue. The flavour is soft with roasted malt, lots of dark chocolate, alcohol, toffee, dark fruits and some liquorice. Lovely roasty malt and chocolate finish. Round robust yet soft Imp. Stout. A gew more years in a cellar would make this brew even better.


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