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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
Cask [ handpump ] at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, chocolate notes, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [120908]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
(Cask) Pours black and opaque with a small, off-white head. Distinctly burned and slightly vinous aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweetish hard roasted malt, again vinous with a warming alcoholic finish. Flat but pleasant. 120908

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4433) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2008
On tap @ EBF. Black body with a dense, dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dry fruit and liquorices. A strong flavor of the same ingredient that aroma, with a sharp bitter finish. Big and beautiful.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral with some licorice. Sweet roasted flavour with a wooden note. A little thin and watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
Draft at Stockholm Beer Festival 2008. A pitch black with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt combined with notes of fruit, wood, and prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and lovely fruits as well as lighter notes of wood and prunes, leading to a dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2142) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2008
Draught at Bishops Arms Vasagatan. A black Porter with chocolaty taste. The best beer I´ve had from this brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2008
Draught at SBWF08. Pours out in an almost black colour with a low tan foam. Salty aroma with notes of licorice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, leather, black pepper, black coffee and smoked herring. Long salty finish with notes of dark chocolate and leather.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2008) Black colour with brief, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with distinct notes of freshly ground coffee. Roasted, malty taste with coffee, blueberries, dark chocolate, lots of liquorice and a rather harsh, citrussy bitterness in a nicely balanced finish. Balanced sweetness, more than medium body, alcohol very well hidden. Excellent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
Cask at EBF. Black - white edges. English licorice, dryness, berries, sweetness, chocolate, light lactic, light hoppy. Nice mouthfull

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
<i>Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. </i> Very black. no head. Aroma of milk chocolate and tar. Sweet and dense with clean rounded mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied with notes of perfume, sugar and alcohol to go with the licorice and chocolate. Tarry salty finish with a bit of burning sweetness.


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