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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: 123   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Nørrebro Bryghus.
This is consumed as a celebration of our newborn son, Jonas! Cheers to you, Jonas
Pours utterly black with a short, creamy, dark brown head. Settles as a thin film. Aroma is vinious, lots of red wine character, plums, fabulous oaky tartness, some black currants, roasted, hints of chocolate with plums in madeira. Small bubbles with a medium carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel with some clear oaky dryness. Flavour is wonderfully complex. First impressions are wonderfuly oaky, some fruity notes, lots and lots of hard roasted malts. Finish is elegantly vinious without ever getting alcohol-heavy. This is impressively easily drinkable. Aftertaste has lots of dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee. Wonderful choice for a Birth-Beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2010
38cl, Limited Release No. 1, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2009, thx to MadsNP!, very complex Stout, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5648) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle at RBESG Rome Grand Tasting. Black colour, brown head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, creamy, strawberries, roasted malts, light vanilla. Flavour is sweet, light tart vinous notes, hard roasted malts, coffee, strong bitter roasty finish with some liquorice root. Medium to fullbodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great way to start a tasting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
375 ml bottle; thanks Tom!! Side by side with the Niepoort version; dense black with rich, thick chocolate colored head; bourbon, oak and red grapes; flat, smooth drinking with lots of bitter red wine notes; dry and bitter finish; not quite as creamy as the Niepoort version and I think the port is more my thing; mild level of astringency in the finish as well; like the nose a little more here though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 28, 2010
Bottle at Nørrebro brewery.Black colour with no head.Aroma of earth and red wine nice warming mouthfeels with hint of wood and dried greaps.good well balanced and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 160410. Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and wood. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, alcohol and some fruit notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
Magnum Shared by Shaun. Pours a very rich viscous oily black body- nice orange beige head. Aroma is woody red wine barrels, tannic, earthy, some leather, dirt, ash, some chocolate malts, roasted barley, licorice, and tar-. Flavor is oily, tar, with earthy leathery woody wine barrels, red wine, tannins, mineral toast, some burnt notes, some slight fruits- and a fairly dry leathery mineral finish. Overall- this is less chocolate, less plum than the niepoort, but has more woody leather, and more wine character from the barrels which I think make this one a bit more complex refined and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (8702) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Bottle shared with Craig, cheers to Craig and also to Jan and Charlotte who gave this to Craig I understand, Had this at my gaff, on third night of tasting 10-04-10 Pours black with a beige head. A wonderful but total confusion of flavour’s, fruity, woody and grapey flavours combine amusingly with the more intense dark, roasty and bitter flavour’s of the base beer. Its great and the Bordeaux Barrel ageing seem’s to really slap the Imperial stout about quite a bit, its tart, dry, bitter then tangy, soft fruits, grapes again, quite lovely but and a fantastic mix up. I would never say this beer seamlessly works with the barrel ageing because it doesn’t but I like it for the hotchpotch of flavours it leaves in the mouth. A8 A4 F9 P4 Ov17 4.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 bottle from jan at fins Apr 10 ... black ... tin tan head ... fruity cherry roast malt nose ... very open ... roast malt ... sweet roast malts ... chocolate and toffee ... some red wine tanins ... juicy and fruity ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle from Madsberg. Pours a beautiful viscous black chocolate with a big creamy tan head that left some nice sheeted lacing. Big nose of chocolate, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, toffee and light booze. Brew was long and lingering on the palate with oak and chocolate.....some vanilla.

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