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Nørrebro Imperial Skärgaards Porter Cabernet Barrel

Formerly brewed at Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Imperial Porter
København, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
English: An extra strong version of our London style porter, brewed in January 2009. After primary and secondary fermentation for three months on tank, the beer was racked into French oak barrels, previously used for a Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux wine. After 11 months in the barrel, the beer is silky smooth and full bodied with rich chocolaty malt flavours, some red wine character and hints of vanilla and oak. Surprisingly dry on the palate, smooth and easy drinking with a complex, sweet aftertaste.
Ingredients: Barley malt, honey and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle shared on the train Euston -> Birmingham, Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to Paul for this rarity. Aroma is sweet caramel, plummy jammy fruits, berry, vinous fruits. Some soft sweet roast on the nose as well. Clear reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a fleeting head. Flavour is composed of creme caramel, sweet vanilla, vinous jammy fruits, hints of earth. Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation. Bit of black forest gateau.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle shared on the train to the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Many thanks to Paul for this Danish geriatric. Pours oily black-brown with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds sugary chocolate, dark fruits, ripe berries, some berry puree. Medium sweet flavor with very slightly tangy dark fruits, light earth, bittersweet cocoa, mild burnt wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation and oily texture. Sweet finish with notes of charred malts, more jammy dark fruits, cherry, blackberry, some further cocoa. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle share on the Cotteridge Express with Theydon et al ! Poured a very dark brown with beige covering, nose of blackcurrant, red wines, dark fruits, hints of dark chocolate and alcohol tinge, But overall a smooth excellent Imperial Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16865) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle on the 10.43 Euston to Cotteridge express big thanks to Paulo for this ’R’ treat, 24/01/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is big and barrely, charr, chocolate, malt, toffee, red wine tunes. Taste comprises dark malts, red wine licks, woody, mellow dark fruits, spice, prunes, plummy, cocoa powder, red berry linger. Medium + body, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, light alcohol in the close. Solid mellow and approchable impy, has aged well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle via trade, shared on route to the Cotteridge Convention. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is rich, vinous, dark chocolate, earth, vanilla, toasted coconut, bounty bar and smooth roast. The taste is big red wine character, jammy fruits, jammy dodger, red grape, smooth roast, toast, earth, treacle, vanilla, swiss roll and black forest gateaux. Medium+ body and fien carbonation. Smooth, mellow, well-rounded and quaffable. Has aged very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours balck with a fading tan head, leaving some nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, oak, light vanilla, light redwine, just a hint of oxidation. Flavor is malty, cocoa, oak, vanilla, tart red grapes, redwine. Thin to medium body, soft carboantion. 230814

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks doodler! Pours a brown appearance with a thin tan head. Fairly roasty nose that smells kind of thin. Some grape, dark chocolate, vinous, light caramel aroma. Dull carbonation. Slightly sweet, rich red wine, vanilla, slightly tannic flavor. Nice fucken brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Scott. Huge thanks for this one man!!! Pour is slightly murky brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Earthy, dirty, cocoa, coffee, grassy, oaky, and red wine in the aroma. Taste is tangy, oaky, light cocoa, vanilla, sour orange, biscuit, lemon notes, and leather with a big sour tangy finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really cool beer and a real treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, dark fruit, cherry, roast, hints of dark grain, interesting. Taste is a mix of cherry, grain, dark cocoa, roast, hints of grain, slight yeast, sour vinegar, finishing tart, dry, slight dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (1523) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
Nørrebro Imperial Skärgaards Porter Cabernet Barrel Duft: Svesker, dadler. honing, rusiner, stor sødme, duft af rødvin Smag: mellem fylde, smag af mørk malt, rødvin eftersmag af svesker

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