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Brewed by Slottskällans Bryggeri
Style: Imperial Stout
Uppsala, Sweden
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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged on bourbon barrels.


Melker's rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Melker (186) - Varberg, - OCT 12, 2012
Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, vanilla, bitter chocholate and some roasted malt. Slightly sour and bitter. Kinda thin and watery actually.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abrakarl (249) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Hmm. The head does not have the luxurious look of good RISs. Vineous aroma. Sometimes these barrel aged stouts are too much. Adding something I don’t like too much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1071) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
The smell is of oak, tar and strong alcohol. The taste is really good. Coffee, dark chocolate with a good bitterness. Not too dry. Just right. Bitterness in the aftertaste lies down on top of the tongue for a long time. Much like a Cappochino can be said about the aftertaste. I liked this a lot. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneakychi (64) - - FEB 15, 2014
Ap;Black to dark brown, but in a bright light it’s "ruby red see-through" atleast in the edges. The head is very much like the head of a soda, short lived and very fizzy. Ar: Sweet, bourbon, some green apples, chocolate, more soft and smooth bourbon. Very nice aroma. T: At first medium sweetness, some vanilla, sweet chocolate transposing into dark chocolate, coffee which gives a small to medium bitterness. Nicely balanced. P: Very light body for being an Imperial Stout and I think it’s a bit much carbonation for this type of beer. Overall: Bit light body, too much CO2, the barrel aging might have given of to much flavour and hiddes some of the original elements of the beer. Still a really nice well balanced beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
0.33l bottle. This is a light cloudy deep and dark ruby brown colored one with a small eventually sidesticking and almost islandy beige head that’s making lots of fizzing polls noises when holding it against my ear. Almost as much as a heavy fizzing cider actually! I have to say that it smells really good this. The place where I bought it actually thought that it was expired, so they sent back three big cases, but when I’m investigating the label, it actually says that it was made the day they they thought it was expired. That had to be a little bit embarrassing... Anyway, it smells really nice this. Lots of sweet dried caramelized fruits with a strong okay and vanilla infused bourbon barreled aroma. Raisins with some booze, coffee and chocolate. Impressive stuff! In the mouth this feels surprisingly light, definitely not watery but I had expected a bit more than this. The carbonation is also surprisingly a good amount above average. The flavors however impresses just as much as the aroma. Lots of woody vanilla and bourbon going on here. As is cocoa, slightly old, still cold and softly sour coffee. Ends with a nice warming boozy aftertaste and a light roasted, dry tongue. It has all the things it needs to be a lovely blend of a barley wine and a imperial stout except for that near watery and almost fizzing mouthfeel. Still, I kinda have to admit that I enjoyed this a lot! 18.11.2013

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (942) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2014
Clear, dark brown body with a small, off-white head that almost disappears completely before it manages to leave much foam on the glass. The aroma is very strong and sweet, with delicious roasted notes, dark caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits and vanilla in the back. The flavours are quite gently roasted, I get more chocolate than coffee. Also sweet dried dark fruits and pleasant alcohol that gives a warming finish. The alcohol also dries up the palate somewhat in the aftertaste. The barrel ageing hasn’t taken over the soul of the beer, it has just given it a nice vanilla touch, and maybe some extra boozy notes. The body is almost full, the texture is oily and the carbonation is soft to moderate. A very nice, vinous and gentle imp stout!
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Online, Oslo]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3520) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Nose is vanilla, wood, licorice, butterscotchy caramel tones and hints of higher alcohol, mild bourbon and muscovado sugar. Taste is caramel, licorice, vanilla, mild bourbon tones, wood and hints of dark sugars. Full body, near-fizzy carbonation - force carbed too much after a long stay in the barrels, perhaps? A bit sweet, and the bourbon profile remains in the background but nevertheless a pretty decent beer, all in all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2399) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
33cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours deep mahogany with a tan head. Aroma darks malt with wooden notes, dark fruits and hints of roast, chocolate and alcohol. Medium sweet with a balanced bitterness. Nice winter warmer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (2743) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Black color, good foam. Some roasted aromas, malt; medium intensity, also licorice and leather. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some immediate sweetness, followed by good bitterness - well balanced . Very enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from Vika shared with Simonsen
Black, thin tanned head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and roast. Medium sweet, bourbon and vanilla, roast, coffee and oak. A nice finish with moderate bitterness. Quite nice, but the normal imperial stout is better

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (982) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
Nydelig duft av kaffe, bek, lakris og sjokolade. Dyp mørk farge, nesten sort. Lite skum, noe langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, bek, lakris og mørk sjokolade med en litt spiss ettersmak. Kjempegodt.


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