Berghoeve Zwarte Snorre Barrel Aged Imperial Whisky

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Brewed by Berghoeve Brouwerij
Style: Imperial Stout
Den Ham, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.6
RW80 (2813) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
3ccl bottle. Apperance; A Clear dark brown body, with a beige unstablle head. Aroma: Sweeitsh, caramel, roasted malts, smoke, peat, grain,wood and ha hint of alcohol. Taste:Above moderate sweetness and some quite dark malty bitterness, witha also some booze, dried fruit, caramel, roasted malts, a hint of smoke, coffee, smoke and some alcohol, and of a vegetal tones. soft carbon, medium body. More then decent, but not the best in the series, but also not the worst.

3.6
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2017
20/VII/17 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: III/2018 (2017-1061) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, just some beige to brown bubbles, unstable. Aroma: bit sweet, lots of caramel, pretty roasted, malty, little smoky even. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of alcohol, pretty roasted, very bitter, more alcohol, bit thin, very roasted, sweet touch, dried fruits. Aftertaste: alcohol, very roasted, bit smoky, alcohol again, sweet, bitter, coffee notes, caramel touch, bit vegetal, sourish touch.

3.4
JefVerstraete (3638) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle shared with Adamnowek and tderoeck. Dark brown colour, thin layer of foam, disappears immediatly. Coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, whisky. Thin body, light metallic notes. Not bad but a bit too thin.

3.4
adamnowek (3308) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 Bottle with tderoeck and JefVerstraete! Deep and dark chocolate brown. Smells like a really nice and aromatic milk chocolate. Taste starts with lots of milk chocolate and a hint of espresso with a smooth whisky finish. Quite boozy in the end, though.

4.1
TrefwoordPunk (1302) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a a small brown head and an aroma of chocolate, bacon, whisky, toffee, oak, peat, roasted malts, alcohol, vanilla, pepper and coffee. The taste is medium sweet and boozy, with a full body, low carbonation and dry whisky-like finish. This is really nice.

3.7
tricksta_p (5162) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2017
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is roasted malt, whiskey, lots of oak, chocolate, liquorice, touch of coffee and a hint of vanilla. Quite heavy on the barrel notes. Flavour is sweet and above moderate bitter. Body is medium with very low carbonation -- I would have liked more carbo and body, it has a bit of an unsatisfactory finish after the very fine aroma.

3.9
hajsman (377) - Gdañsk, POLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Once upon a time I’ve drunk it one friend tasting panel. Can’t remember exact details of aroma and taste except that this beer was very, very good

4
DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Very dark brown with a very small tan head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice sweet and subtle bitter tones. Roasted malts, whisky, chocolate, coffee and ripe dark fruits. Very nice.

4
MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2017
Zwart, zonder noemenswaardige kraag. Aroma melasse en wat whiskey. Smaak beetje koffie, melasse, whiskey, geroosterde mout. Weinig koolzuur, goede body.

4.7
Gangstergafje (1275) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2017
The beer looks like a stout should look like. The color of the beer is pitch black. It’s really dark. With a strong light, the beer is still black. No light shines trough. On top of the beer a minimal layer of rough almond coloured foam is formed. The foam collapses, leaving almost nothing. I guess with the right class some creamy foam can be formed. I can’t really say anything about the cloudiness. The smell is incredible. It’s really apparent that this is an oak aged beer. You even immediately smell that those were whiskey barrels. The smell is dark and strong, delicious and complex. The roasted malts give delicious bitter and sweet aromas of coffee, clearly chocolate, toffee. The maltiness is very strong, and even smells like a barleywine. I also smell rich, warming and rather sweet red fruits. Some raisin and plum. Above this all, there is a clear aroma of oakwood, giving a slightly sour touch that reminds of red wine. There is also a delicious warming, alcohol rich touch of whiskey, contributing to the chocolate and fruit aromas and giving a spicy and woody kick. Delicious. Hops are not really present. The taste is great to, but not as complex and rich as the smell. The oak aged touch is still present, giving a wine-like flavour. Dark red fruits, chocolate, hints of coffee. Especialy the malts and oak wood are clearly present. Hops are not that strong, but some bitter hop touches are tastable. More than in the smell. Sweets and delicate sours are in good balance with the bitters of the hops. Well balanced but spicy beer. The palate of the beer is perfect. The body of the beer is very full and the texture is thick. It reminds me a bit of port, with also has quite a high viscosity. The smell and taste also contain some port-like aspects. There is a delicious warming sensation thanks to the high alcohol percentage. Carbonation is very low, almost non at all. The finish is of nice length and contain some strong whiskey features. It really leaves an impression. I like how the beer gets better every sip. Great brew, great ageing.


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