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Brewed by Sigtuna Brygghus
Style: Imperial Porter
Arlandastad, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle (BB 2015-10-07). Head is initially large, creamy/frothy, brown, fully lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee), with light notes of alcohol, tar, minerals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Let it be known that I played Unleashed’s "Midvinterblot" album while rating/drinking this...the title track of course being a sequence of verses praying to Thor, Freyr, and lastly Odin, but in general it’s one of this Swedish death metal band’s best albums. I think this is the 2013 edition based on the BB date (and it appearing on the winter beer shelf with all the other new stuff at a Systembolaget in Stockholm in Dec). Is it worthy of the sacrificial winter blot festival? Not so much, but it’s not bad. Very roasty/coffee-ish in the nose, but surprisingly watery and thin in the mouth relative to its size. Expected/hoped for something more rich and satisfying, but it’s basically just a straightforward roasty stout with more alcohol in it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Where and how: LCBO , 330 ml bottle
Aroma medium plus intense. Soft high pitch, chocolate, molasses with vanilla. Soft aromatic hop backing. Alcohol smooth , clean
Appearance : 4+
Top: creamy dark beige cap with sparse fragmental lace.
Base: hazy murky brown.
Palate : medium bodied with medium thinner walls. Lower carbonation, soft top end.
Taste: Chocolate malt, hint of iron, touch of coffee with bitter chocolate on the walls. Gentle hop on top end. Alcohol mellow yet noticed at finish
Other notes mature product.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6605) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of Kermis/Rlgk. Thanks! Thin creamy tan head. Clear very deep burgundy pour. Very smooth brew. Lovely

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
[Bottle (330ml)] Pours a very dark brown with a large lasting frothy light-brown head and minimal lacing. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Flavour of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some pine, some roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some coffee, grains and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, very dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié et de de chocolat noir. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #5572)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6345) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottled 330ml. -Black coloured, small cappuccino head, chocolat and mild coffee in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice with pleasant notes of spices. Alcohol well hidden. Long bitter finish. Very nice indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Opaque brown-black with a huge fluffy tan/light brown lasting head. Nice appealing aroma - middling roast, alcohol, prune and fig, somewhat floral. Taste - simple, light on the roast, heavy on the dark fruit, not too tart, a little coffee and booze in the finish - nice. Slick, a little light-bodied, only mildly carbonated, finishes fairly quickly, leaves a nice fruity slightly earthy aftertaste. Nice - I would like a bit more body, but the light carbonation suits me just fine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6127) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
Bottled from Systembolaget Black with a small, beige head. Roasted aroma with tar and peat. Medium to high bitterness. Salty licorice and salmiak in the aroma.


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