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Brewed by Qvänum Mat & Malt
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Kvänum, Sweden
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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)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottled@omhper. Very deep ambery black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, some floral notes as well as mild vanilla and ripe fruits. Flavour is ripe fruits, liquorice, wood and some mild alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19365) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
25th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 2. Cafe Abseits tasting. Very dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light touch of dark malts, no roast or bitterness. Good vanilla and light spice. Touch of caramel. Dry finish. Delicious!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Abseits. Tasting. Dark brown some bubbles. Some soy sauce. Some chocolate. Not for me.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful malty and roasty aroma with charred vanilla. Taste is softly sour and roasty vanilla. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10636) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Rund malziger, erstaunlich süffiger Antrunk. Schokoladennoten, leichte Bitterkeit, rund. Hopfig malziger, wenig holziger Ausklang. Gelungen. 7/11/9/10/7/11

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black beer with a beautiful beige head. Malty caramel aroma, nutcreme, toffee, milk chocolate, licorice, creamy, vanilla, cocoa powder, dried fruits, raisins, grapes, woody notes, dades, some tar. Vanilla flavor, caramel, roasted, milk chocolate, citrus notes, raisins, dades, creamy, nutcreme, caramel, biscuits, mint notes, woody, whiskey, some pine. Full bodied and with alcohol well hidden. Such a lovely surprise!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle shared by blomster. Pours clear dark brown to black with a small, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is plums, figs, dates, chocolate and roast malt, oak, vinous notes, vanilla. Flavor is dark malt with earthy hops, dates and prunes, wine and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting bottle (2013 vintage), big thanks to Ronny, rlgk 25/01/14. Dark mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is dark toffee, earthy cocoa, booze, chocolate, musty undertones. Taste comprises rich chocolate, dark malt, toffee fudge, roasty underpin, very subtle oaky booze, simple but tasty. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, drying finale with a splash of booze. Good stuff.


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