Brewed by S:t Eriks Bryggeri (Galatea)
Style: Imperial Stout
Arlandastad, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Russian Imperial Stout, lagrad 6 mån på Islayfat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Sample@SBWF2010. Black with begie head. This is an intense brew! The smokey and woody aroma gives this a warming and loveing first impression. There´s also some oak and coffee to it. Flavor has smoke, dark chocolate and wood as well. All the impressions from this brew come to you as a great punch and I like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2755) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2011
Pours a dark (almost black) brown colour with a mid sized head. Big Islay Whisky aroma. Flavour is lots of salty liquorice, ash, smoke and char coal. Seems to get a lot of not-so-good ratings; can’t say that I understand why.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18096) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Gustav Adolf Torg
Dark brown color with amber reflex; small head. Mild aroma, roasted malt and whisky. Good caramel and chocolate flavor, quite sweet, with traces of roasted malt, roasted nuts, smoke, and a whisky-like alcohol vein. Chocolatey final, liquor filled chocolates, with some roasted malt. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. The islay smoke strikes at you right away, but the smokiness is very smooth and the beer is easy to drink. Fruity backbone but not a lot of coffee or chocolate, so it’s not at all your typical impy stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22727) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, airy head. Laphroig-smokey tar aroma. Mid sweet with near full body. Intense flavour of licorice and tar, some grain and aniseed behind. More fruit yoaky whisky in the finish. A very intense beer, still without edges and distorted inky flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5379) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
Appearance: 3/5 It poured a pitch black liquid with some light brown bubbles on the surface. Smell: 8/10 Chocolate, coffee, whisky and smoke. Taste: 8/10 Chocolate, well bitter dark chocolate, coffee, booze, very dark bread and whisky. Mouthfeel: 3/5 Dry, semi-smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation and thick body. Comment: This is a powerful brew with allot of flavour. Fairly well balanced but a bit to boozey for my taste. It’s the kind of beer you lean back and sip at for a while. I think it will appeal to those that likes whisky. I don’t think this one should be enjoyed with food, possible some chocolate. But it can definitely stand on it’s own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24490) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2010
Bottled@SBWF2010. Very deep rubyish brown colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is rather smoked peat malty along with some strong liquorice, mild vanilla and some slight tarry notes. Flavour is peated, liquoricy, a bit spices as well as a bit vanillaish notes. Also has some slight annoying strange sweetish notes, otherwise nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2011
courtesy of Per - dark black coloured with a poor head retention; Laphroaig-like aroma (smoke, tar and band-aid) with chocolatey notes underneath; fairly sweet and with a moderate carbonation; the body appears surprisingly modest relatively to the alcohol content; a late tart bitterness introduces a long smokey chocolatey finish with notes of ashes and warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7658) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium to small tan head. The aroma is peat, chocolate, swet dark fruit and roast. The flavour is peat, soy, hard roasted malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7680) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2012
(Bottle) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with hints of ruby. Brief bubbly beige head. Roasted, smoky nose with notes of dark fruit, tar, prunes, raisins, coffee and dark bread. Roasted, malty taste with caramel, dark fruit, raisins, chocolate, dark wort bread, vanilla, hints of tar and a finish with a balanced bitter-sweet touch. Almost full body, smooth and rounded, with a gentle sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Very nice.

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