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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Tejn, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A decadent stout, inspired by the special British ales exported to the Russian Court, during the 18th century. It is black and viscous like crude oil from the oil fields in the Caspian Sea. The flavor is dominated by dark notes of burnt sugar, spicy hops and smokiness from peaked malt. Unpasteurized * Unfiltered * Bottle-conditioned.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours black with thick creamy head and tons of lace. Aroma smokey malts, coffee. Taste smoke malt, licorice, dark coffee, sweetness and spicy bitterness, full body dry bitter finish


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - APR 27, 2017
Bottle 330 from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours black, medium light brown head. Malty, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light licorice. Smooth, sweet, some bitterness in finish. Full bodied. Easy drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (925) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - APR 5, 2017
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,frothy,beige head S: -licorice,cinnamon,milky,faint smoke,cold brewed coffee T: -Espresso,plums,salted caramel,nougat,cherry liqueur,herbs F: -medium carbonation -medium body O: The Nose is a bit shy, but the flavour is fantastic. Great Imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SebBrews (131) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - FEB 23, 2017
Pours jet black with a thin, quickly vanishing espresso head. Nose is dark malts, hops, roasted coffee and licorice. Taste is moderately bitter roasted malts with slightly burnt and ashy flavours towards the end. Notes of coffee, licorice, burnt toast and some dark fruits. Boozy kick. Medium to full body, moderately thick texture, low (too low, actually) carbonation, bitter aftertaste. Ok-ish, but not a beer to remember.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (2037) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick frothy beige head. Aroma of licorice, peat and smoke. Sweet and medium bitter taste. Medium to full body.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (5755) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
Black red, beige head, aroma of coffee, dark bread, honey, caramel, flavor of coffee, yeast, sourness, alcohol, medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
- tiefes Schwarz mit guter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Espresso, Rstmalz, Bitterschokolade, Lakritz, Anis, Brot, Rauch und eine Idee zuviel Alkohol - Carbonisierung knnte fr diesen Typ eine Spur weicher bzw. samtiger sein - sofort im Antrunk ist mir der Alkohol einfach zu wenig versteckt - die Kaffeenote, das Malz und der brotige Rauchgeschmack harmonieren sehr schn im Mittelteil miteinander - hier tritt die Alkoholnote erstmals wohltuend in den Hintergrund - im Abgang dann eine leichte Herbe und dann leider wieder der Alk-Hammer Fazit: Es gibt Imperial Stouts, welche den erhhten Alkoholgehalt weitwaus besser verstecken

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19276) - PCastle, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2016
33cl bottle. Fast klare schwarze Farbe, mittelgroe brunliche schaumkrone. Geruch s rstmalzig, schokoladig, Melasse. Geschmack s krftig malzig, Karamell, schokoladig, Melasse, leicht alkoholisch, gut!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6791) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. The beer has got a deep black colour with a big, steady mocha head and a smooth body. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste of coffee, plums, malt, bitter chocolate, woods and oak. Bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (1307) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Obfita, beżowa i drobna piana, trwała, z niewielkim lejsingiem. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowymi refleksami. W aromacie nuty porto, czekolady, rumu, kawy i lukrecji, może nawet delikatna wanilia. W smaku słodko, treściwie - sporo czekolady, karmelu, kawy, syropu klonowego, lukrecji i posmakw utlenienia (porto, sherry, mid spadziowy, wanilia). Goryczka średnia, palona, wysycenie niskie, drobniutkie. W odczuciu dość gęste, wyklejające, lekko cierpkie piwo, popiołowe i rozgrzewające na finiszu.
Fajny, degustacyjny RIS, ładnie ułożony i zbalansowany, z perfekcyjnie ukrytym alkoholem i nutami utlenienia - zapewne sporo pomogło mu w tym płtoraroczne leżakowanie - tak czy inaczej trunek godny polecenia :)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCametron (2467) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2016
Another bottle picked up in Dresden. Consumed during the great blackout. Fortunatly, this badboy doesnt need refrigerating so made its way to the front of the queue. Pours Oily Black with a thin tan head. Inky. Massive flavour bomb. Burnt toast, licorice, booze and heavy yet smooth malt character. This is my kind of imperial stout. Something to sit take your time with.


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