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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Imperial Stout
Dublin, Ireland
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11477) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
Januar bonus @Srens. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla and dried fruit, a roasted note and a little sweet licorice. Sweetish malty flavour with licorice, chocolate and dried fruit, bourbon and vanilla oak notes and reasonably drying roasted flavour. Very well balanced for a barrel aged imperial stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is oak, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, whiskey, chocolate. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2050) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. 11.0%. Best before 13.08.13. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a dark khaki head. Decent lacing. Sweet and roasted aroma with a faint vanilla note and an alcohol bite. Dark fruit note as it warms and a slight berry-like tartness. Flavour is sweetish and dry, with dark fruit and roasted notes, alcohol and a plastic note, the latter diminishing as it warms though. Tart, alcoholic finish with a roasted touch; whisky-like overtone. Lingering dryness and a grassy note. Overall good. Aroma wins by an inch over flavour. 28.12.12.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7461) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Hearty dark brown pour with a brown finely bubbled crown. Aroma is sweet and roasty, and the flavours present a nice balance between the sweet vanilla/rye barrel traits and the bitter hard roasted malts. Creamy texture, full bodied. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1090) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 17, 2012
Pour is brown black with a fizzy tan head that quickly disappears. Roasted malt, toffee, irish whiskey, oak and coffee in the aroma. Mouthfeel is slick, with a hint of carbonation in the body. Quite a heavy body. More warming Irish whiskey in the flavour, with some background burnt malt which works very well. Finish is long and lush, with lots of lovely warming alcohol. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
330 ml bottle. Glossy black. Small light beige head. Oaked wooden aroma. Intense vanilla. Soft velvety texture. Rich malty caramel flavours. Silky. Burnt wooden flavours that meld nicely with the sweet malts. Could have used a little more carbonation, but this is a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor with strong vanilla notes. Long great finish. Creamy palate. Wonderful

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4044) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 1, 2012
Deep brown body with tan bubbly lace. Very pleasant and refined barrel ageing, white chocolate, muesli and sweet roasted notes. Interesting flavour, starting with a real sweet liquor balanced by a beery dark malt base. Barrel ageing can make beers watery or boozy, but nothing of that in this interesting yet very tasty treat. ABV is very well hidden. Looks good, smells good, tastes great! (33cl bottle, traded with Leighton, thanks!)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21751) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is sweet wood, liquorice, mild tobacco and mild nutty notes. Flavour is liquorice, toffee, mild ashes, tobacco and some slight notes of alcoholic sweetness and tar as well. Mild vanilla. A bit sticky sweet, but otherwise quite nice.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1906) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
Holy crap...what a brew. The nose is simply a mark of magnificence with a huge barrel and woody presence, earthen notes, robust roasted malts. A hint of vanilla with some chocolate and whisky notes. Probably one of the best smells ever. Pours a nearly opaque black with a thin tan head that dissapates quickly to nothing. Big booze legs with a bit of bubbles popping on the surface. Sweet and rich middle with barrel flavours bursting...vanilla, spices, chocolate. A bit syrupy with no carbonation. The finish is super robust and astringently roasted. Big whisky notes, booze and a ton of roasted notes overtake the palate. Overall, simply magnificent.


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