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Brewed by Oceanbryggeriet
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Göteborg, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Porter brewed specially for the The Bishops Arms at Järntorget, Gothenburg, Sweden. Malty with loads of black- and chocolatemalt. Fruity aroma from the rare English hop Bramling Cross.

Also been available on bottle at Systembolaget (Sweden).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (644) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
(Bottle sample @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 13 2015) Pours black with an average beige head. Aroma of chocolate and some surprising banana esters dominating a bit of licorice and light malt roast, and I think some other fruit behind the banana. On the palate, again like bananas dipped in dark chocolate, quite sweet. Some roasted malts and coffee join in the middle, as it becomes slightly drier but still fruity. Coffee bitterness on the finish offsets sweetness. Medium-full bodied but too highly carbonated, with a bit of alcohol heat. I found the banana esters really distracting, not awful but drew all my attention. Overwhelmed any hopping. A little poorly balanced and rough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, liquorice, roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, some fruit, caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (966) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Black with a tan head. Slightly vinous aroma with coffee, chocolate and some fruity hints. Roasted taste with strong notes of coffee standing out.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franzen (373) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Fruity alcoholic aroma with banana and red apples and hints of roastiness. Taste is veru rich in chocolate with hints of dark fruit. The beer is a bit malty sweet but well balanced with the bitterness. Nice rich porter at least in taste aroma leves some to be wanted though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2900) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 2013, trade with Nisse666, thanks man! Black, tan head.Some sweet port oxidation, dark fruits, some oakyness. Full bodied, smooth nice. Sweet port wine again, roasty coffee, leathery tones. Real nice smooth textured strong porter. A bit of oxidation, dunno if intentional, but ok with me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Seffle (217) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Systemet. Årgång 2013. Pours a pitch black with a brown head. Heavy caramellised nose with coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes of bitter chocolate and espresso. Very dry. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3860) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear Black with a Brown head, some lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, licorice). Flavor heavy sweet, some alcohol burning, light bitter. Almost full body, alcohol quite present.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1994) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of rlgk. Pours black color, dark beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, some fruits. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol present, coffee bittersweet finish. Nice, anytime again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1249) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
Courtesy of Jaghana Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez café, chocolat noir, fruits noirs. Gout café noir, chocolat noir, cerise foret noires, creme, notes boisées, notes douces et réglisse, notes grillées, corps bien cremeux et doux en bouche, super!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4293) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
Rating #3900. Bottle 50cl traded with Nisse666. A dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is on dark chocolate, dark coffee . Aroma is on dark malt, dark chocolate, dark coffee, sweet, licorice, smooth body, kind of artificial cherries. Finish has unfortunately a burnt vegetable note, still nice on on dark malt side and good texture.


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