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Nørrebro SEVEN Imperial Stout (Bordeaux Barrel)

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


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Editor’s note: 527 bottles of 37,5 cl made.

Danish: En meget fyldig Russian Imperial Stout på 12% alk. Den er brygget i oktober 2008 af 7 af de bedste bryggere i Danmark, som en blanding af de 7 bryggeres egne opskrifter af øllen. Efter gæring har denne øl lagret 7 måneder i Bordeaux fade af amerikansk eg. Resultatet er en intens, kompleks krop og en aroma, hvor vanille, eg og ristede malte er gennemtrængende. Smagen er stor, tør og blød med solid bitterhed og en lang, ristet eftersmag med vanille og egesødme.

English: Seven Bordeaux Barrel is a very rich Russian Imperial Stout, brewed in October 2008 by 7 of the best brewers in Denmark as a pooling of their individual recipes for the beer. After primary fermentation, this fraction of the brew was racked into an American oak barrel from a Bordeaux winery. After 7 (!) months in the barrel, the beer is intensely complex, full bodied with protruding vanilla, oaky and roasted aromas and flavours. Bitter, dry and smooth on the palate with a long vanilla aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a small tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, red wine, vanilla, liquorice, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavour is much like the aroma – with some warming alcohol and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottled in June 2009. Poured rich, inky near-black with just a spotty dusting of dark brown head.. seemed to be high viscosity. The aroma knocked it out of the park.. rich chocolates, vanilla, licorice, and toasted biscuity malts were laced by Port wine, Bordeaux, and oak barrel.. quasi-warm, but no more than it should’ve been considering the ABV.. loved it! The flavor found near-burnt licorice and black malt at the core, with tasty vanilla and bitter, not that pleasant oxidation around and throughout.. some redder vinous character and toasted oak around.. finished dry with a lot of oak and earthy bitterness plus some coffee. Heavy-bodied and a tad syrupy on the palate.. unfortunately sharp and bitter in a few places where it didn’t need to be.. this was very good, but was probably better a couple years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Can’t recall if I got this one in a trade with KingCecil or benzai as both were epic traders. Shared with the AZ crew during Woodshed 2.0. Dark ebony pour with a mocha colored crown. Cocoa, dark fruit, vanilla, oak, and the Bordeax is still there. Aroma more vibrant than the flavor. Hint of oxidation but still damn good. Shocked that I got to try this long time want!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle cheers to Papso. Balance is superb in this big brew. Espresso tones come through without too much bitterness therefore not overpowering anything else. Balanced out by light oak and vanilla undertones which add the right amount of sweetness to it. Quite vinous. 12% never shows. Complexity and depth all balanced out nicely. Great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a jet black with a dark orange head. Looks like a good espresso shot. Nose has oak vanilla, roasted espresso/malts and raisins. Taste is incredibly smooth probably the aging for 5 years. Oak vanilla dominates the taste! Fuck this is good shit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks a lot, Brad! Limited Release No. 1 The beer is dark brown, approaching black. The liquid appears quite viscous. Mmm. Atop the beer rests a thin, beige collar. The aroma offers roast, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, and a delectable tannic quality. The flavor surpasses the aroma. A terrific beer that was not even on my radar. Complex and teeming with delicious flavor. The tannic aspect is unusual, but melds beautifully into the overall flavor profile. The feel is full bodied and viscous with low carbonation. A delightful beer to sip and savor. I would thoroughly enjoy having this again. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-29-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
Thanks to Bluebetty for the bottle. Massive want. A-- Poured a dark, sludgy reddish brown. Settled black with hints of ruby at the top of the beer. Slow building half finger of dark chocolate marshmallow looking head, quickly fades away to film and milk chocolate color. Film sticks around through drinking. Spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. S-- Bordeaux right off the bat. Lots of wine like qualities in the nose. Dark coco, dark fruits, and Carmel underneath the barrel flavors. Lots going on here. T-- Dark, bitter chocolate, dark bitter coco powder, coconut, Carmel, plumbs, and red wine. M-- Lots of tannins in the front. Sticks to gums and to tongue. Rich, thick and coating. A little bit thin in the middle and finishes with a dry shiraz and coco powder finish. O-- Prefer the port barrel to this. Still this is very, very good. A little slanted towards the wine at times but easy to drink and savor. Alcohol is well hidden and this is quite unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle @ omhper sampling. No head. Dark red-brown color. Huge madrification aroma. Sweet taste and big bitterness. The taste also resembles madeira. Big body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a sampler glass. Pours near-black with a short tan head. The nose carries some nice wine and dark fruit notes along with light oak. Some roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. Flavor has nice wine and fruit notes along with roasted malt. Quite complex. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Nice wine character; mellow. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
20th March 2010
Opaque black beer. Short chocolate coloured head. Soft palate, fairly dry. Rich dark malt. Dark unsweet chocolate and coffee. Undertone of plummy fruits, minerals and spice. The red wine is subtle and somewhat out muscled by the Impy Stout characteristics. Gets a little more winey as it warms up. Hangs together pretty well.

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