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Brewed by Qvänum Mat & Malt
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Kvänum, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Oak aged (Bourbon barrel)


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Black color with a thin lightbrown head. Aroma and taste is oak, coffee, licorice, vanilla, cacao, chocolate, dried fruits. Medium body, thin and smooth mouthfeel, sweet warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Bottled 500ml @Per 2013 vintage
Dark opaque black color, small brown head. Toasty notes, some bourbon-vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Sticky, some coffee, lots of vanilla. Good beer but lacks something from real high points. Perhaps a bit too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (321) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Intense butterscotch, vanilla and bourbon aroma.
Dark brown with thin beige head
Butterscotch and malty sweetness in the aroma, Not as bitter as the one not aged on barrel. Some coffe and bitterness in tha finish.
Full body, soft carbonation and creamy texture <bt> A really nice porter that is mostly better than the unaged, but the unaged have more bitterness that nicely cuts of the sweet maltyness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, some vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, dried fruit, chocolate, raisin, caramel.
Comment: Was rather disappointed with this one. Had expected so much more. Not bad, but nothing that raises it above an average strong porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, vanilj, ekfat och torkad frukt. Rund, len, lagom sötma med mycket smaker som framträder trots en aning tunn kropp. En bitter chokladbeska avrundar det hela. Roligt att lilla Qvänum kan göra så gott öl.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Black brew with brown edges resting underneath a solid light brown foam. Aroma is dense cookie dough, brighter chocolate, light bourbon and fine liquer. Flavor is superbly balanced with generous amounts of roasted barley brining notes of liqourice, bitter chocolate and coffe to the table, all rounded of by mellow bourbon notes, dark fruit character ending on a vinous semi-dry note. Overall intense but balanced in a way few darker "imperials" manages to be, all flavors delivered by a silky smooth, ellegant palate.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2059) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Flaska från SB. Fantastiskt fin doft med mycket vanilj, bourbonkaffe och chokladkola. Kroppen är kanske lite tunn och smaken blir inte lika fyllig som doften men med det sagt är det ändå en sensationellt lyckad fatlagring. Roligt att lilla Qvänum kan göra så stor öl.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (873) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Härlig bourbon och jordnöt i doften. Lagom krämig. Mycket balanserad och lyckad. Det här är den första riktigt bra utmanaren till Stormaktsporter utbrister jag. Lite väl ivrigt kanske och blir vänligt påmind om div svenska tungviktare...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Black with a beige brown head. Aroma: bourbon, chocolate, wood, licorice, toffee. Taste: roasted, coffee, cocoa powder, wood, licorice and salmiak, milk chocolate, bourbon, toffee. Full bodied. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black, small head. Chocolaty nose with vanilla and bourbon. Mid sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Relaxed and harmonious with tobacco and chocolate, and interesting oak flavours. Deep and full of character. Glad to see this excellent brewer attempting a style of beer that can get him to the top percentiles.


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