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

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Imperial stout är ett opastöriserat, överjäst och mycket mörkt öl av gammaldags brittisk typ. Stilen föddes under 1700-talet när porter exporterades till Katarinas den Stora hov i Ryssland. För att ölet skulle klara den långa resan gjordes det extra kraftfullt och alkoholstarkt. Smaken hos imperial stout är rik och komplex; där märks inslag av kaffe, mörk choklad, korinter och romrussin. Alko-holen skänker ölet rund, fyllig kropp och mjuk eldighet. Malten ger en hög sötma som balanseras av den beska och lite peppriga humlearomen.

Klassifikation: Imperial Stout

Användning: Det här är ett smakrikt öl med många användningsområden. Lätt kylt fungerar det utmärkt som sällskapsdryck, antingen helt solo eller tillsammans med mörk choklad. Rumstempererad passar imperial stout mycket bra ihop med en stark grönmögelost. När den serveras lite sval är den utmärkt i kombination med kraftig mat och rökta charketurier.

Innehåll: Fyra sorters malt: pilsner-, choklad- och svartmalt samt ljus karamellmalt.
Tre sorters humle: Northen brewer, Fuggle och East kent golding.

Alkoholhalt: 9 %

Artikelnummer hos Systembolaget: 1355-03


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PMgep (80) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2009
[330 ml bottle, saved since august 2007] Matured really well for 1.5 years. The color is pitch black. Aroma is light with caramell and burnt sugar. Flavor is smooth with burnt sugar, honey and hops.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 RERATE: Had this on june 24, Midsummers Eve, 2005. A bottle stored since december -03. Just wonderful. Black with a yellow/beige head. Incredible malty and fruity aroma, with the cocoa, chocolate and licorice still showing. Flavor just as good from vanilla, toffee, chocolate and cocoa. Some licrorice and a great body. This one really has matured in the best of ways... Nov- 03: Draught at the Ardbeg Room, Stockholm. Black with a wonderful brownish head. Aroma is dark chocolate, some sweetness. Flavor is cocoa, coffee and chocolate. Somewhat bitter in the finish, but overall a quite mild stout. (6/4/7/4/15

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Draught. Fruity, alcohol, chocolate milk, light smokiness. A lot going on here. Plum, port, vanilla, oak, watermelon. Awesome. Dark black clear with tan lacing head. Silky thick body ith light carbonatio, warming. Taste is phenomenal, second to DFHWWS so far. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, toffee, many more. Finish is sweet and bitter, with pleasant chocolate roasty after. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2004
black colour, fine brown-tainted head and a nice lacing, complex nose, strong coffeish aroma, pastries and plum, roasted with some notes of alcohol, oily and bitter, very long aftertaste of black chocolate and coffee - very balanced, subtle with a strong character at the same time - this is a great beer, a big thanks to Per for this one !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
Svært med lite skum. Lukt av sjokolade og kaffe. Smaker sjokolade og kaffe, men også hint av noe frukt. Litt bitter avslutning. Årgang 2012. Melkebaren.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PapaVillum (511) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 9,0 % ABV, købt i Smag Først på Nørre Farimagsgade i CPH City, 3. august 2014. Sort/ibenholt farvet Imperial Stout med minimal moccafarvet skumkrone på 4-5 mm, som svinder til kant og fin overflade. Fin fin aroma af chokolade, flødekaramel, bondegård, Bourbon (?), alkohol. Fantastisk smag! Intet mindre! Kraftig krop med massiv bitterhed, middel sødme. Fin afslutning med næsten besk smag sammenholdt med fin varmende alkohol. Ikke for meget af noget, men helt tilpas. Mundfølelsen er i tillæg "bare bra": et niveau af kuldioxid under medium, men ikke fladt eller dovent: let klistret, vil jeg vurdere det til. Jeg begejstres yderligere af etiket designet, hvor Slotskällan formår at beskrive øltypen, hvordan og hvor øltypen opstod OG få nævnt, hvad deres øl passer til af mad(idéer). Når man så - heldigt - får serveret brygget på den rigtige temperatur - 14-18 grader, så spiller klaveret max!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2003
[Bottled] Very black with a small but compact brown head. Intense aroma of very dark chocolate and strong roasted coffee. The flavour is even more intense and powerful. Very full bodied. Long lasting aftertaste. A fantastic brew. One of my favorites at the Danish Beer Festival 2003.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Bottled. Black. BIG beer this. Aroma of plum, dark chocolate and phenol. Rich flavour of dried fruits, prune, and coffe. Pleasantly dry. Fiery mouthfeel. Well hidden ABV. I love it! Just wait a few years and this will become better!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 (Bottle BB 30/03/16) Roasted malty, chocolate, licorice and alcoholic aroma. Dark brown (reddish) colour and small, brownish, more or less fully diminishing head with a hint of lacing. Roasted malty, strongly licorice, coffee, fruity and bitter flavour. Softly carbonated, dry, slightly alcoholic (astringent) and full-bodied palate. The best Swedish beer I’ve tasted so far! Truly excellent brew! 21/01/07 (original ratings were 8/4/9/5/16 and 8/4/9/5/17)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle - hand delivered from Stockholm by my thoughtful spouse. Pours a thick irregular brown head that thinned to a rind. No real nose. Aromas of cherries, raisins, molasses cookies, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Nicely bittered with a sharp bite that flows to a rich, super long lasting finish where the smoked malt really comes through. Agree that the body is lighter than some, but that was where the art is IMO.


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