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


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7925) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2016
Many thanks to Nisse666 for this bottle! Dry roasted beginning. The beer is smooth with hints of smoke. Nice dry body, fresh and intense round with lots of roasted malts. Dry body, still highly drinkable, nice and subtle sweetness. The malt there is intense roasted, nice aroma of burned grain, roasted hazelnuts or dry caramel. Fascinating smooth in the aftertaste, not sticky, moderate bitter. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6745) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1710) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
bottle at home ... thanks Thomas ... deep black ... bubbly tan head ... soft dark malts ... chewy chocolate ... little tobacco nose... dark roast ... big chocolate ... heavy rich roast ... deep complex ... little leather ... wonderfully complex

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hedvall (1) - Falun, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013 does not count
Bottle at home. A porter right up my alley! Wonderful gentle touch of coffee and chocolate with a nice cream and hints of dried fruits and some licorice. The 9% ABV is very well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollerton (194) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at brewery tasting. Very nice porter, strong and full of taste, a really, really good one. Strongly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2102) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 On tap at Bishops Arms Järntorget Göteborg. Dark red/Black colour, nice brown head. Aroma og raisins,dry fruits,coffee,dark chocolate. Flavor was coffee,raisins,dry fruits, medium body, nice medium smouth fruity/dark chocolate finish. this was a werry nice IMP-Porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9348) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
På fat Bishop Järntorget. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, soja, laktris, mörk torkad frukt, svarta vinbär med toner av rök och vanilj. Jämn o fin. Välbalanserad med god beska med smak av choklad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (588) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Totaly black, clear beer with a three finger high, dark brownbeige head. Lacing stays on the glass when the head sinks down. Nose: Roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, licorice, pumpernickel, dried fruit, hazelnut and vanilla. Great nose! Taste: Dark, roasted malt, dark chocolate, fudge, licorice, ash, coffee ground, red fruit and some vanilla. Body: Medium to full body. Great texture and bitterness. A perfect sweetness matches the bitterness. Medium carbonated. The 9% ABV is very well hidden. A really GREAT beer!

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