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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2010
Keg (Bishops Arms, Stockholm)
Jet black, tan ring. Fruity aroma as well as coffee. Crisp carbonation. Full palate. Almost acidic burntness, just short of ashiness, and not boozy for 9%. However, a bit over the top in places and lacking in subtlety.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4205) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2009
From tank at brewery, 20091014 Heavy porter, chocloate brewed coffe.Rated as no 2 after Mild. Store this for a couple of years :-).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2009
Draught (Stockholm Beer Festival 2009) - Black with a tan head. Slightly vinous aroma with coffee, chocolate and some fruity hints. Roasted taste with strong notes of coffee standing out. The finish is rather rich.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NMC01 (69) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Draft at Bishops Arms, Järntorget in Gothenburg. Nice porter with chocolate palate and light hoppy finish. Overall pretty moderate porter but absolutely one of the best products from Oceanbryggeriet. Unfornutaly served with no foam.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5103) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2009
On tap at Bishop’s Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. ABV was 9.0%. Served in "brandy" snifter. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Pleasant roasty aroma with notes of coffee, liquorice, chocolate and prunes. The flavour is distinctly roasty and moderately sweet with a certain warmth from the alcohol, notes of chocolate, port wine and prunes. Excellent beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
sample at the brewery, of the tank. Shared with Gnoff. One fresh from the tank, and a 14 months old bottle. pours black with lasting mocha head and a frothy nice golden lacing. Aroma had plenty of chocolate malts. Taste, some light liquorice, dark malts giv this puppy an enormous roasted, chocolate palate with some faint coffee. Light hops. **14 months old bottle; a little milder, with dark fruits/ caramel being more upfront and the chocolate/malts in the background. Definitely my favourite by Ocean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
Draught @ Eskilstuna Ölkultur. Well balanced porter. Nice creamy session porter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2009 On tap at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg. Very dark colored, almost black, with a small brown head. Light aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and coffee. A round taste, maybe a bit to watery. Overall a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2009
On tap at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg. Pours a black color with a nice lightbrown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is lightly sweet, there’s roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and some light smokiness. Mediumbodied mouthfeel (a bit thin for the style maybe), but overall nicely smooth. Best beer I’ve tried from Ocean - definitely a good one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2008
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2008. Black color with small head. Coffee, licorice, leather, and charcoal in the aroma. Thick and chewy palate with flavors of licorice, coffee, charcoal. Sweetish, like a tropical stout. Very fresh. I wish this had more bitterness.


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