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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously 6.9%.

"Small" Stout. This is "Son of Berserker" - second runnings, usually called "small beer", of Berserker Imperial Stout.

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3.7
olio (10290) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
65 cl bottle (6.9% abv version).
Pours dark red-brown color with a small head. Mild hop notes, dark roasted malts, faint cola notes, caramel and some rye bread. Flavor is bready, dry malty, some oat notes, cocoa powder. Super dry malty palate, short cocoa finish. Carbonation is soft to medium. Full-bodied and filling. Clearly the little brother. Aroma is a bit of a let-down but the taste is very nice, surprisingly strong flavor for a "small beer".
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3.4
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
22 oz bottle. 6.9%. Courtesy of olio.
Black color with a small tan head. Cacao, soy, mild vinegar, roasted malt and berries in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, ashiness, cacao, bitterness and berries. Very dark flavor. Oily.

3.9
Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black color, dark brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of burnt licorice, coffee grounds. Taste is dark bittersweet chocolate, nutty coffee. Light to medium body. Tasty.

3.5
Sammy (12212) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 OK stout, recent bottle from Decicco’s. Drinkable and black coloured, mild roast. Mostly I drainpoured as just OK and not complex. Had this again a half year later, and very malty drinkable. Rerated up.

3.7
Ron (3964) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. It’s a thick black pour with a tan head. Still. Nice aroma with chocolate and dark fruits. Great flavor, really unique. Soft anise notes, milk/dark chocolate, and blackberry. A notable lack of bitterness, which is a good thing. Smooth, silky palate with medium body. Great beer.

3.5
thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
(Tap) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall, brown head; creamy palate; aroma of roast; balanced roast and earthy flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.6
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Draft @ Fools Gold, New York. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty caramel, chocolate and weak licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and dark fruit finish.

3.6
baraciisch (3240) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Dark black pour, moderate beige head... Aroma of licorice, smoked malts, coffee... Thin to medium body, flavor of chocolate, dark malts, licorice, molasses... Hint of smoke on palate... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
Ernest (7698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle (6.9%). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, husks, cereal, wort), with a note of rubber. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a good small beer (ditto for trying to steep tea leaves twice)...they always seem kinda weak and hollow and soulless, and that is the case here. Husky and dirty and somewhat raw (yup, even worty). Not good...a drain pour from a brewery that normally manages at least average quality, sometimes great, beer.

3.8
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Second runnings from a ridiculously huge and complex impy stout. Pours thick and dark black with a lighter colored beige head than the Berserker, still pretty as hell. Aroma is roasted malts, as expected but no maple syrup anymore. Body and flavors are lighter than Berserker as well, as I did them back to back. It is lightly sweet roasted malts on a decent creamy body.


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