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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: 152   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1706) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle, 10 cl, at BAJT porter week 2012. Black with a dark brown ring. Fantastic aroma with licorice, chocolate, port, liqueur. Taste: cocoa, licorice, toffee, liqueur, coffee, only light port, medium dry. Full bodied and oily. Wow, very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
In short: A complex big fruity chocolaty stout with a great barrel character
How: Bottle 375ml capped, at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg Sweden
The look: Black body topped by a tan ring of foam
In long: Nose has a big rich malty aroma and a complex barrel character, like a mix of many types of barrel aging (wine, whisky, virgin oak, more…). Complex big beer aroma here. Taste is smooth velvety rich blackened malts with the expected usual suspect of black chocolate, vanilla, black liquorice and friends. There is also a nice fruity complexity that includes blackberries and dark grapes. But is it is the complex barrel character that makes this beer stand out. The barrel aging is not overdone, it doesn’t overwhelmed the beer but it adds a lot of subtleties (wood, fruits, port wine, more…). This is not “another barrel aged imperial stout”, this beer stands out from the crowd. I’m really sad to see this is now retired, is there a Make A Wish foundation with a mission to help desperate beer geeks to reconnect with beers that are no longer in production? There should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
(Bottle, bought at Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, a couple of years ago) Pitch black colour with brief, brown head. Roasted, malty, fruity nose with dark chocolate, strong sweet coffee, raisins, prunes, molasses, liquorice and vinous hints of port wine. Malty, roasted taste with notes of espresso, dark chocolate, cacao, liquorice, molasses, burnt sugar, raisins, oak wood and warming hints of port in a long, warming finish with a generous cacao bitterness. Full body, thick, almost oily mouthfeel. Quite sweet. Solid and quiet impressive. Hardly subtle, but quite lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bottle from nick on 1/22/12. #4. almost black - red tinted dark brown with a tannish head. aroma and flavor are way oxidized... but with redeeming qualities of high roast, tires, vitamin pills, cherry kool-aid, raisins and lots of sweet sticky red wine. it is thick and slick but not undrinkable... i imagine this was amazing fresh. 7/4/7/3/15

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
375 ml bottle bought @ Bishops Arms Örebro. Pours oily pitch black with a small dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, wood, red wine, alcohol, milk chocolate, dark roast coffee, prunes, overripe grapes, orange peal, vanilla, cereal, liquorice root, resin and very subtle hints of oxidation. Taste is sweet, bitter and sour with bitter chocolate, prunes, overripe grapes, wood, dark roast coffee, pine, heavily roasted malts, burnt wood, sweet dark bread, lemon zest, liquorice fudge, red berries, burnt sugar, wet soil, port wine, hints of moss and resin and very subtle hints of metal. Mouthfeel is intense, sticky sweet, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with port wine, wood, wet soil, red berries, burnt wood, bitter chocolate and coffee. Amazing smell supported by a solid imperial stout with lots of port and red wine notes adds up to a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
31st December 2012
Opaque black beer, short lived dark chocolate coloured head. Soft palate. Rich dark malt with unsweet dark chocolate and repressed dark fruits. I know Port Wine pretty well and Niepoort Ports tend to have some Sherry characteristics, so no big surprise to find some Sherry character from the barrel. As the beer warms up the nose opens up and reveals dark chocolate and the flavours integrate more. Minerals in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2082) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
Pours completely black with no head. Aroma is dark berries, i especially get black currants along with figs, cocoa beans, fruity coffee, sweet port notes, vanilla, oatmeal, brown sugar and I feel the molasses sweetness. Taste is figs, vanilla, sweet port notes, savery, caramel, coffe, oatmeal thickness, dark dried fruits, molasses and full body! Very good "take your time" imperial stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
bottle thanks RasmusOtt! completely black! dark brown small head. Aroma: Very fruity, dried fruits, some vanilla, coffee, cocoa, black currants, figs, earthy, dusty, savory, slight farty notes, brown sugar, molasses, smells so good! Taste: silky smooth, some tart vinous notes, woody, light druity acidic notes. raisins, figs plums, prunes, vanilla, fruity coffee, chocolate, grassy, molasses, brown sugar, slight sugar burn, tingly, plant sap, sweet tobacco,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
375mL with a super dong whale thanks to rasmusott. Pours fairly ink with ruby highlights with a thin, red Martian foam. Fruity fresh nose with strawberry and raspberry dark chocolate. Smoked dark chocolate and mild saltwater with kalamata olive brine. Very sharp and savory. Taste is super rich and oily, massive silky palate. Quite dry and salty with big umami and roasty savoriness. Superlative silky palate. I love the savory complex nose of this bad boy. Taste is sharp and savory with big dark chocolate bitterness. Yum yum yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (19938) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of RasmusOtt, thanks! Totally black, scant brown edge head. Aroma of dark chocolate syrup, liquorice, prunes, plums. Taste is concentrated cocoa, extra dark espresso, prune juice. Very nice.

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