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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9667) - 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 (21830) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Thanks to Alex for the chance to try this! Inky pour. Can’t quite see through it. Big thick impy nose with lots of char and some light indistinct fruity notes. Big thick, charry, tarry with lots of alcohol late. Very burnt at times, but with lots of sweetness. Not hugely subtle. Dry finish for such a beer, quite woody still, but not as complex as it perhaps ought to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
Pours thick and viscous, inky black. Leaves a rich coffee-colored head in its wake. Big aroma is not that hot. Is rich on the coffee and cocoa end of the spectrum with a bit of pleasant smokiness. Oddly enough I don’t smell a lot of wine but I do detect an herb like rosemary, faintly. Although served cold is just bursting with flavor. I don’t get a lot of wine until it warms up, and then it’s like drinking juice squeezed from the wood. More wood than wine. Vinousness is felt more than tasted, detected as a very dry wine barrel on the back of tongue. Finishes slightly burnt. Lots of cedar and aromatic woods. Intense all cocoa powder chocolate that is unrelentingly unsweetened. Very cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Nice nose - lots of oak, red winey notes, still black malts and roasted notes, dark malty sweetness as well, but really nice oak barrel notes. Black pour, dark brownish head and ring. Tons of red wine and fresh oaky flavors. Dark charred malts, dark fruit, black malts. Lots of wood and more red winey notes. Earthy and dry. Barrel really dries out. Solid carbonation, lively.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
375ml capped shared by after4ever. Black and viscous with a beautiful creama head. Patent malt with a touch of cocoa and oak and a good amount of tanin. Bitter roasted malt and coffee, some light earthy woodiness, and lots of rich red wine tanins. Nice display of Bordeaux.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
375. thanks, maria! such amazing treats, these norrebros. pours jet black with a loose very dark tan, almost brown head. big roasty chocolate nose with nice dry red wine notes blended in. creamy medium body with very little carb. roast, chocolate, light wood, dry red wine grape mid palate. mild red wine and roasty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle shared by hophead84 at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a dark oily opaque with a frothy, spotty-lacing light brown head. Aroma of rich complex oaky bordeaux barrels and sweet dark caramel malts and roasty mocha. Starts with good fullness and some rich dark chocolate maltiness with a smooth oaky bordeaux complexity before a warming, lingering bittersweet roasty finish. Pretty complex, but could hide the alcohol better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, liquorish, oak, canilla and light redwine. Flavour is roasted malt, oak, canilla, light redwine, chocolate and coffee.

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