Grassroots Viola Sofia (Barrel Aged)

 
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Viola Sofia is an Imperial Stout brewed for our friend Manuele to celebrate the birth of his baby girl, who the beer was named after.
The beer spent 3 months in Jack Daniels barrels on top of cocoa nibs.
Evolving from travel and friendship, Grassroots creates artisan ales inspired by experience and imagination.
Ingredienser: Vand, bygmalt, humle, sukker, gær.
984 bottles produced.

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4.1
fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

[ Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty ]. Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, wood - oak. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110527]

3.9
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark caramelish and slight toffee malty. Sweet, whisky and dark toasted malt toffee flavoured. Bitter, whisky and dark malty finish.

3.7
Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, wood, caramel, and some whiskey. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, wood, whiskey, and some vanilla, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.7
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, hops and grape fruits. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.5
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2011
[email protected] BF 2011. Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is raisins, caramel, some alcohol and syrup as well. Flavour is wood, syrup, some caramel malts as well as some mild spices. Mild vanillaish notes as well.

4.1
Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Ryan at Fano, thank you sir!almost black,brown head. Aroma of vanilla, rick dark cocoa, burnt. Offee, whiskey. Taste is vanilla, dark milk chocolate, licorice, espresso. Nice stuff!

3.5
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty. Pours pitch black with a tiny, rough off-white head. Roasty, ashy nose. Medium body, carbonation is low, very hard roastiness, some vanilla while the JD notes only add a slight edge. Very malt astringent finish. I think I actually prefer the original. 270411

3.8
Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle in NH - big thanks to Adam. Pours oily, black-brown with a creamy beige head. Ashy roast in the nose, some burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor, quite vinous, with lots of dry burnt wood and bittersweet cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry to finish with charred wood, burnt grass and further bittersweet baking cocoa character. Nice, rich. Pretty bitter with all the charred malts and what have you. Good.

4.1
Rasmus40 (21990) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 130312

3.2
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Sample @ CBF. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, wood, roast malt, caramel and fruits.


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