overall
97
72
style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This thick, rich ale was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts, and subtly spiced with American Chinook and Willamette hops. It boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry. Weve accentuated the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt and aging the brew in an oak whiskey barrel, which also adds notes of oak and vanilla.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
Bottle @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, light vanilla, english licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. Very nice and easy to drink ;o))

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (42167) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Church Key. Pours pitch black wtih a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, light roasted and vague breadish. Smooth dark malty and roasted. Toffee and breadish. Liht ashtray like note. Lingering thick dark roasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (35904) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
A pitch black beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate, and a very smooth mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25989) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled. Very dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, alcohol, toffee and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, alcohol, coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol burns nicely in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Sweet hard roasted malt and some dark fruits. Solid body, hard roasted malts, vanilla and dark fruit - a vague smoky whiff. Very subdued bitterness. Well rounded and balanced. 090710

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24708) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Smooth roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Very black, small beige head. Fruity viola and tar aroma. Sweet and near ful bodied with honey, vioka licorice and tar. Warming salmiak finish. Well made imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22962) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Completely black, thick tan head. Aroma of licorice, burnt wood. Taste is roasty chocolate. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA
Dark brown color, not much carbonation, small beige head. Mild aroma of dark caramel and light smoke. The mouthfeel is too flat, lack of carbonation; moderate chocolate flavor, medium sweetness, nutty touch; very light alcohol feeling in the end.
Nice, but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19850) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at home in NH. Pours rich, black-brown with a small, beige head. Dark coffee and mocha aroma. Good roasty malt quality, some earth. Medium to big sweet flavor, plenty of mocha, some dark berries, slight lactic sugar and a bit of booze. Full bodied with average carbonation. Bit of warmth to finish, mocha, decent roast, burnt wood, faint rubber. A very decent beer overall.


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