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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Imperial Stout
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a rather small beige/brown head. Whisky aroma, woody, tar and cocoa, peat, coffee, vanilla notes. Woody whiskey flavor, oak, rather bitter, dark chocolate, peat, ash, vanilla notes. Coffee finish with whisky, tar and wood.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5658) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Very dark brown to black. Aroma of roastiness, notes of chocolate, coffee hints, whiskey, alcohol and some fruity notes. Sweet flavor of chocolate, whiskey, a bit of coffee and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5569) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, copenhagen
Vertical with basic (2010) version
Flavour is quite different from the basic version with vanilla and bourbon notes. And hints of cocoa. Flavour has lots of vanilla, some bourbon notes and hints of coffee. Warming alcohol in the finish. Much better than the basic version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3682) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
330ml bottle from Kihoskh

Pours pitch black with a tiny smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, some vanilla notes, strong wooden and oaky notes. Taste is slightly roasty with some malts, a lot of oaky and wooden notes, hints of vanilla and cream. Finish is oily and slightly roasty with oak and vanilla. A lot better than the original one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6049) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with an off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, cream and roasted malts. Flavour of smooth roasted malts, bourbon, oak and some vanilla. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a rich roasty finish with some burning bourbon and oak. A lot better than the non-BA version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
33 cl bottle @ hotel room in Copenhagen.
Pours bitch black color with medium head. Aroma of dark ash dry chocolate, dark toasted malts, hints of vanilla, bourbon and some coffee notes. Flavor of dark ripe fruits, dark chocolate notes and strong vanilla. Smooth and somewhat creamy palate with a thick mouth-feel.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Black with short lived tan head. Nice aroma, chocolate, ovaltine, wood, vanilla, some alcohol, plum. Taste is a nice concoction of chocolate and wood, some dark fruit, licorice and a little alcohol. Slightly thin with a clean finish. Good beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is superb. Vanilla notes from the wood which unlocked a smell memory of full-bodied red wine. Taste is fruits of the forest, burnt toast and ever-present alcohol. Lightly bitter finish. Some coffee and chocolate in there. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle @ kihoskh. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Lots of vanilla, Chocolate and oak. Vague coffee roast. A bit of port and Warmth from alcohol. Lovely!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2561) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
Flaske: Brunsort øl med et brunligt skumhoved. Duft af aske og meget brændte malte. Umiddelbart tænker man absolut ingen fadlagring. Tilgengæld er smagen dejlig overraskende. Masser af vanilie lægger sig ovenpå de brændte malte og gør det til en fornøjelse at drikke. Bare synd at duften og udseendet ikke er fantastisk.


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