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Slottskällans Imperial Stout

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Brewed by Slottskällans Bryggeri
Style: Imperial Stout
Uppsala, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Slottskällans Imperial Stout (SIS) är ett opastöriserat, överjäst, mycket mörkt öl av gammaldags brittisk typ. Stilen föddes under 1700-talet när porter exporterades till Katarina den Storas hov i Ryssland. För att ölet skulle klara resan gjordes det extra kraftfullt och alkoholrikt. Idag lever öltypen ett tämligen undanskymt liv, men många brittiska bryggerier med självaktning ser det som en självklarhet att erbjuda en Imperial Stout som prestigeprodukt och flaggskepp.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (625) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2014
Good, quite sweet and gentle imperial stout. Maybe not as good as I expected after all this hype around this beer, or maybe this 2013 version just wasn’t as good as the previous ones.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
(backlog) Bottle 2010. Black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma. Flavor include roasted and light sweet malts, etoh is light but still apparent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (937) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 Tap at konttori, tampere. Black color, tanned head. Nice aroma, coffee, roasty, chocolate. Full body, chocolate, roasty, hoppy end. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (1365) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Flaska. Nästan svart med stort moccafärgat skum. Dofter av torkad frukt, m. örk choklad, plommon och vanilj. Gräddig, alltjämt aningen torr, munkänsla. Smakinslag av läder, soja, torkad frukt, mörk choklad, vanilj och plommon. Fyllig kropp. Mycket njutbar.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2014
24/I/14 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 14/VIII/13 (2014-120) Thanks to Nisse666 for the trade!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, lots of dried fruits, lots of chocolate, bit of mocha. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, bit hoppy, mocha, some coffee. Aftertaste: little sour, dried fruits, raisins, some overripe banana, chocolate, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (2805) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2014
33cl bottle. Vintage 2013. Black with a nice lacing, brown head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malty aroma. Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, mild spicyness. Very dry finish. High drinkability. Smooth. Tasty. Medium bodied. Ok, but kinda raw.

- beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head. Aroma is muscovado sugar, bourbon, caramel, figs, leather, vanilla. Taste is burnt sugar, bourbon, dates, caramel, vanilla. A bit sweet with not enough fullness but good all the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Black beer with smallish head. Aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate, syrup, coffee and salty licorice. Taste starts with salty licorice, then some syrup and dark chocolate with an bitter hoppy and roasted malts in the end. Full body and pretty well carbonated for a Imperial Stout. Pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle split at JF’s, thanks to an IP trade with Ronny (rlgk), 26/12/13, 2009 vintage. Light black with a thin light tan head that clears to nothing - not a handsome impy to look at! Nose is light smoke, dark roastings, treacle toffee, cocoa. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, sweet tasting, earthy, chocolate, boozey twang. Medium bodied with bite, limited carbonation - pretty flat and lifeless, sweet closure with a little more booze creeping in. Low ranking for style, not a looker, no carbonation, lacks depth.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (1904) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2013
Ich habe den Jahrgang 2008 getestet. Der Geruch ist alkoholisch-röstmalzig. Der Antrunk lässt schon die Stärke erkennen - sehr alkoholisch-stark mit typisch bockbieriger Süße. Im Hauptteil ist ein Bisschen das Röstmalz zu erahnen, wird aber von Schärfe und Süße überdeckt. Der Nachgeschmack ist leicht schokoladig-espressoartig mit netten Röstmalzanklängen, aber immer noch alkoholisch-scharf und viel zu dickflüssig.
--> hätte es weniger %, dann wäre es bestimmt toll, aber diese alkoholische Schärfe ist vor allem im Zusammenhang mit der Süße und dem Röstmalz nicht gut. Man kann es leider nicht gut genießen - dazu ist es zu aufdringlich!
Test vom 3.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,8,8,6,12,7 - 7,90


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