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Nørrebro SEVEN Imperial Stout (Niepoort Barrel)

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


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Editor’s note: 1092 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 på portvins fade fra vores venner i Niepoort. Resultatet er en meget fyldig øl, præget af portvinens sødme. Både duft og smag er domineret af druer, portvin, kaffe, chokolade og ristet lakrids. Kroppen opleves silkeblød, medium sød, og der følger en varm, lang eftersmag.

English: Seven Niepoort Barrel is a very rich imperial stout, brewed in October 2008 by 7 of the best brewers in Denmark by a pooling of their individual recipes for the beer. After primary fermentation, this fraction of the brew was racked into a port wine barrel from our friends at Niepoort. After 7 (!) months in the barrel, the beer is intensely full bodied, with rich port like sweetness. The aroma and flavour is dominated by ripe grapes, port, coffee, chocolate and liquorice roast characters. Silky smooth and full palate with a medium sweet, warming and long aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 Black with a small tan head. Strong roasted aroma with licorice and burned malt. Also vineous notes of dried fruit and a touch of smoke. Dry and roasted flavour and quite a bit of oak, rounded well off by the fruity port sweetness. Huge mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
On tap. Pours completely opaque black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts with a sweet, woody edge. Quite full-bodied with a shipload of hard roasted malts, sweet vanilla, dried and overripe fruits and an edge of wood and port. Malt bitter finish. Lovely. 160509

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RangledeFreak (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
CBF09. From tap. Black and with a small dense brown head. Aroma of light smooked malt and dryed fruit. Flavour is with espresso, cholotate and Light sweetness all rounded up with a smooth bitternes and nice warm feeling from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 22, 2009
Sample, daught. Pitch black colour, nice beige lacing. Lovely roasty burned malty chocolate woody aroma. Great filling mouthfeel indeed. The flavour has a very pleasant roasty maltiness with chocolate, roasty sweet caramel, wood and a lovely long lasting bitter roasty finish. Yum indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. What a rush !!! Black - small brown head. High burned, roasted, vineous, wood, oak, high malty, sweetness, licorice, toffee, caramel, nice hoppy, coffee, nice bitterness. What a smooth and pleasant beer - still powerfull - Wow !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
CBF09. From tap. Pours pitch black and with a small chocolate brown head. Smooth roasted malt, chocolate port wineous notes. Wood too. Smooth port barrel flavoured with a nice roasted malt base. Subdued chocolate notes. Light sweetness. Full bodied. Very intense. Acidic and roasted flavoured finish, light tarish. Lovely, yet a prefer the base version above this - sometimes the barrel ageing levels out the subtle complexities of a really well crafted beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thewolf (11649) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Tap @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours utterly opaque black. Impossible to see through. A great, creamy beige, staying head on top. Aroma is sweet, lots of wood, toffee, port, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate and light liqourice. Super creamy mouthfeel, soooo velvety. Sweetish flavour with lots of roasted malts, port character, chocolate, oak and some super-elegant blueberry notes in the background. This is so elegantly balanced. Lots of power, but still the 12 % is so well hidden. Easily the best beer of the festival! Make more, Nørrebro!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (329) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
Draught@CBF 09 Apperance: Pitch black with a small and robust beige head. Aroma: Dried fruits, Herbs, Port, Chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor: Chocolate, Roasted malts, Ports, Vanilla and hops. Palate: Quite dry and complex with a huge bitterness at the end. This was a favourite at CBF 09 that i think still needs some more time maturing. According to the brewer it had been 7 months in a barrel when it was served.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 CBF09. Draught. Creamy lightbrown good fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Strong vanilla and chocolate notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull. Feb. 10: Bottle version. Still great: 8-4-8-4-15= 4.1 Roasted and candis flavor notes. Not as much vanilla as Bordeuax-version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (24479) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits, port, liquorice and chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate and port with notes of alcohol. Dry roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

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