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Ugly Duck Imperial Vanilla Coffee Porter

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Brewed by Indslev Bryggeri
Style: Imperial Porter
Nr. Aaby, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En stor og kraftig Porter med en umiskendelig og lækker kaffearoma. En blød og lækker øl, selvom den med sine knap 10 % er en kraftig herre. Både Cascade og Simcoe skinner fint igennem de ristede elementer og blander sig dejligt med den ristede aroma og kaffen.

English: It’s a beer that’s been thought about for quite some time – actually since the brewers first visit to Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton, AB, Canada a few years back, and finally I did it – I manned up and did it! After a whole freaking day of brewing coffee for this beer I can truly say it is Craft. If not devoted to the product who in their right mind would brew hundreds of litres of coffee for a beer? The result is a big and bold smooth Porter with discrete vanilla and coffee notes.
Hops: Magnum, Nelson Sauvin Malts: Pilsner, Caramel, Rye, Oats, Chocolate, Black, Vanilla and coffee.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parmenion777 (134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a light tan head. Roasted malt, bitter chocolate and vanilla aroma. Treacle sweetness, roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Some alcohol comes through and has a burnt grain ashy bitter finish. A little too much for a summer evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (246) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
Vanilla and coffee aroma as you would expect, hints of chocolate and alcohol too. Pours almost black with a tan head. Rich flavour of coffee and vanilla, much sweetness and bitterness though nicely balanced. Full body, quite flat. Bitter finish. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (1003) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Copenhagen 22/5 2016. 33 cl bottle from Irma. Black label with something that looks like light effects from the 1960s. Pours opaque dark brown with light beige head. Moderate lacing. Settles as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Intense aroma of roasted malts, coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate and a little alcohol. Soft carbonation and thick creamy slightly sticky palate. Flavor is quite well balanced despite the abundance of sweetness. A good coffee bitterness provides the necessary counterweight not to make this brew nauseating. Nice porter. I would not drink it out of thist. But with the fairly high ABV and very distinct presence of coffee you could argue that this makes an coffee and a cognac after dinner redundant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (591) - - MAY 3, 2016
0,33 l pullo jaettu maistelussa @ OPP. Samea tummanruskea, öljyinen. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, vaniljaa, vähän puumaisuutta, kahvia, humalaa. Maussa paahteista mallasta, vaniljaa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2016
0,33l bottle shared with three people @ One Pint Pub (Danish tasting). Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and some vanilla. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and some hops. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap or bottle, maybe at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014. Pours black with an off-white head and hints of lacings. Quite bitter with a moderate sweetness. Aromas of roasted malts and some vanilla with hints of caramel. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JuanFlk80 (92) - SPAIN - APR 15, 2016
Barril en Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo ) Cervezón con todas las letras ,la mejor Porter que he bebido

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danjo312 (107) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016
Wirklich geschmacklich sehr schönes Stout. Körper toll, im Glas wirklich hübsch anzusehen. Geruch deutlich Kaffee, Vanille ist zu erahnen. Reife Früchte und Toffee! Geschmacklich das gleiche Bild! ABER: bei ca 16-18 Grad tritt die Vanille in den Vordergrund! Deutliche Verbesserung bei höherer Temperatur. Ansonsten sehr stark und alkoholisch in der Nase. Sehr gutes Bier! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7201) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2016
12oz bottle via Secret Santa pours a watery, deep cola brown with some ringing, off white head. Nose has what’s promised, malt and molasses, vanilla bean, cola, rootbeer. Flavor is the same, malt, some toast, molasses, vanilla, rootbeer. Finishes a touch sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aherbelste (72) - - MAR 14, 2016
The title says it all. An Imperial Porter with coffee (a lot of it) and vanilla.Maybe too much coffee, and maybe too harsh. Overall, its pretty good.


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