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Brewed by Oceanbryggeriet
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Göteborg, Sweden
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RATINGS: 98   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
Pours black with a nice brown bubbly head leaving some lace. Aroma is meaty, fruity, slightly sweet and roasted. Sweet fruity mouthfeel. Flavor is fruity apples, pears, roasted malts and smokey. Sweet acidy tart palate. Finishes with nice fruity tart dry aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2011
On tap at Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm in January 2011. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, some coffee and notes of port wine. The same in the pleasant taste. The best beer from Oceanbryggeriet that I have tried.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
Draft @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2010
Draught at the Järntorget BA. Poured a pitch black body with a creamy tan head, quite impressive. The nose followed suit, lovely malty chocolatey-coffeeish soft sweet and creamy is what I noted down and now that I got a connection here, I confirm online. The taste, however, doesn’t follow suit because it would probably be far better rated if it did. It’s a bit light, mixing some sweetish malt with nice roasty notes and what one can only hope is acidity coming from the hops and not some random fault. It ends up being a little soapy, dry, acidic and messy, but ok in some way nonetheless. I should try their regular porter to compare, this is good enough already. If only for the before-tasting presentation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1595) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Draught. Pitch black with a small beige head. Roasted aroma, coffee, bitter chocolate, berries, licorice and smoke. Very nice!
Batch #1 (2008) tasted Oct. 2010:
Black with a porous, light brown head, something about it reminds me of Coca-Cola. Aroma: sweet, chocolate, sweet licorice. Taste: chocolate, licorice, acidic, some saltiness, berries, wine gums. Really nice flavours, but the mouthfeel was a bit disappointing, way too little carbonation.
Oak chip cask:
Black with a porous brown head. Aroma: red wine, wood. Taste: some alcohol, red wine or glögg, spices, plus the regular flavours. Interesting, but I preper the regular one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2010
400ml draught at Bishop Arms Järntorget where it was served rather chilled. Jet black body covered by a few, beige bubbles. Spotty lacework. Smooth aroma of dark malts along with a touch of anise. Dark, slightly roasted, malts in flavour in fine interplay with mocha chocolate and bitter liquorice. Notes of bitter dark fruits, too. Warming alcohol to a bittersweet ending. Good drinking (Göteborg, 03.08.2010).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4811) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2010
(Draught at BA SoFo) Poured black. Head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma contained roastedness, liquorice and hops. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, chocolate, hops, liquorice, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste contained liquorice and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9640) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4508) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Bottle from last 2 bottles from original batch at Porterveckan thx to gnoff vintage 2008 cons 2014-10-26 Göteborg AR: caramel, fudgy, AP: dark brown, wee head F; roasted malt low carbonation, chocolate and coffey - keep old rating... rating 3,6 keep old rating.... Draught at Portveckan cons 2014-10-26 Göteborg AR: caramel fudgy, wee vanilla AP: dark brown, frothy/stouthy creme caramel brown head F: fudgy caramel, chocoolate coffey, vanilla, new rating 3,8 - new average 4,0 (3,8+4,2)/2=4,0 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 (5537) - 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.


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