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

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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (13568) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 275ml bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007) 2006 vintage Jet black, espresso head. Toffee liquorice vanilla aroma soft but very powerful. Mocca and whisky taste - again very powerful, but quite mellow. Whisky definitely dominates, quite alcoholic. Excellent sipping beer, not for glugging, that’s for sure. Looks like it’s been made to taste of whisky rather than to taste of wood that’s been steeped in whisky, or even to simply age itself. In retrospect, this isn’t vastly superior to any of the other whisky-laced beers, but as my first in the style I was very impressed by it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ratman197 (13072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Small bottle 2008 poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brownhead. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, raisins, dates and molasses. Palate was medium to full bodied and smoth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, light coffee and light oak with a smooth dry lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
(Bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a dark brown body with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, light licorice, wood, and bourbon.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christian (12663) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 2006 bottle. Almost black color, with dark brown foam. Creamy aroma with dark chocolate, ash and roast. Thick bodied, but dryer as expected. initial alcohol is attacked by a flavor bomb, consisting of cream, roasted malt, loads of dark chocolate, ash, oak, beechwood and pineapple. Alcohol burn in the endless aftertaste. Complex and delicious beer, seems heavier than its promised 10% ABV. 8 4 8 5 17 = 4.2 2007 version, tap @ EBF 2008. Flower honey in the delicious aroma, combined with some oak. Licorice, honey and roast in the flavor. Lusciously sweet but still a great complexity. Licorice in the aftertaste. Again: excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12216) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at THE stout tasting - part 1. Thanks Ken! It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roasted malt, dark honey, oak, vanilla, toasted coconut, dark caramel, fudge and coffee. The taste is roasted malt, toffee, pretty big alcohol kick, honey, chocolate, earth, toasted coconut, touch of spice, vanilla, residual sweetness, salted caramel, tobacco and some pepper with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel (but not cloying). Really well balanced. Perhaps not as smooth as I had hoped, but a delicious beverage nonetheless.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thewolf (12023) - 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".

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2006
courtesy of Per Samuelsson - dark black coloured with a little brown foam formed of big bubbles; robust and highly complex aroma: wood and licorice, roasted coffee, chestnuts, prune and a touch of alcohol; thick and slightly oily palate; full-bodied and with a strong but not overwhelming bitterness; very long bitter and salty coffeish aftertaste where more woody, cookie notes can be met along a warming alcohol touch - what a fantastic beer ! complex, powerful but never exuberant

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11468) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 Re-rate 7/27/10: Bottle shared as the Grand Finale of a pale lagers tasting. Thanks a lot omhper for the beauty! 2006 bottle. Black color with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, a bit of cocoa, oak light cherry hints and a bit of fruit pralines notes. Thick sweet chocolatey flavor with a bit of fruits, light licorice hints, some roasted nuts, a bit of alcohol and drier roasty finish with light herbal notes. Full silky body. This sample was not enough! I want more! 8/4/8/5/17=4.2

(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Black-colored with a brown head. Aroma of roasted to burnt malt, some sweet chocolate notes, cocoa and some coffee. Quite dry roasted-burnt flavor of malt, cocoa and a bit of dark fruitiness. Full-bodied. Looking forward to try a more proper sample of this from the bottle in my cellar. 8/5/8/4/16=4.1


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