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

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RATINGS: 97   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5268) - 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 (6859) - 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 (2338) - 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 (4972) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - 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 (25083) - 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 (4565) - 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 (11260) - 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.


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