overall
87
86
style
Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Stout
Årslev, Denmark

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Mørk, næsten sort stout med et flot og cremefarvet skum. En stout med stor fylde, krydret med stjerneanis og fennikelfrø. En sprød lækker jule stout - som du aldrig har fået den før.

English: A dark, almost black stout with a beautiful cream coloured head. A rich stout, spiced with aniseed and fennel seed. A delicious Christmas Stout - like you have never seen it before.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (993) - - DEC 11, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours deep red with a fine lacing beige head. Taste is sweet and of roasted malt, coffee, aniseed and other spices. Aftertaste is like the taste but has a bitter hoppy aftertaste with hints of soy. Medium body. Very drinkable and quite good.


3.5
martin00sr (4456) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2017
Nearly black, thick light beige froth. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and choc. Bitter, roasted flavour. Coffee and a little chocolate and licorice.

3.1
StilleStorm (1582) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2017
DWFADSJT; Pours moderate, black with a frothy, fading, tan head. Nose is moderate, roasted malt, chocolate, dark dried fruit, light cooked vegetables and liqorice. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with a fading, vanilla finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

3.4
Nevalainen (847) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is roasty coffee and anis. Taste is medium bitter with notes of licorice, anis and coffee. Light body, long bitter finish. Enjoyable stout.

3.1
AnG_BrgNor (814) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle. Black, short lasting foam. Aroma is roasted, spices and dried dark fruits. Taste is roasted, anis, licorice and some chocoolate. This one is a bit watery.... But nice bitterness in the ending.

3.7
hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2016
December 25, 2016. Bottle, best before December 11, 2014.

Black with a medium sized dense tan head. Aroma is earthy roasted coffee, licorice, dried fruits, dark berries, light ash, ink, toffee, light leafy spices.
Taste is medium sweet, malty, fruity with roasted bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft to average carbonation. Finish is bitter dry roast, cocoa, coffee, earthy, some toffee and blackberry sweetness.

Nice one.

3.6
Justin666 (172) - - DEC 22, 2016
This was one of the few Christmas stouts I came across from my local bottle shop (Vinmonopolet). Previously I had had only drunk one beer from this brewery and that was their Imperial stout, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I therefore looked forward to trying their christmas stout.

It’s not as robust or as complex as their imperial stout, but it’s a nice one nonetheless. Drinking the beer I could sense flavours of chocolate, coffee, some licorice and spice. It has a decent amount of bitterness and a long aftertaste. A nice beer for this festive season.

3.6
avantdagare (291) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
4 finger beige head, black body. Nose: Cloves, cardamom, ginger-brad, licorice, coffee and chocolate. Taste: Cloves, cardamom, licorice, malt, ginger, dark chocolate, soy-sauce,milk-chocolate,thin ferry-coffee and ginger-bread.
Semi-long ending with semi-long/low bitterness.

2.9
Jimbo2 (554) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Decent, if somewhat unbalanced. Big amount of fennel, which dominates the beer. Some roasted malt. Medium body, too little to carry the fennel.

3.8
NosirIwont (2607) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2016 Bottle. 7.6%. Best before 08.08.16. Pours almost black with a big, fluffy beige/tan head. Good lacing. Sweet, dried fruit aroma with anise and fennel. Light tart note as it warms; berries and slightly overripe fruit. Flavour is sweet and fruity with anise and fennel as well, the latter two being more outspoken here. Bitter with a light hoppy note in the background. Finish is rather bitter, with more anise and fennel, though feeling a bit more explicitly liquorice-like here. Lingering alcohol burn and a light grassy note. A bit too much carbonation. Overall good; well-made and -balanced, though cloying in the long run. 07.06.16.

4
craftbeersweden (708) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Bought at Systembolaget, Sweden in November 2013. This bottle has been resting in my beercellar for 2 year an 6 months.

Best before: September 17, 2014.



The stout pours clear, dark brown with a two finger high beige, head. Lacing stays on the glass.



Nose: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee ground.

Taste: Chocolate, cacao beans, oak, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, anise and fennel.

Mouth: Complex structure. Medium to light carbonation. Smooth taste.



This beer has definitely grown better with aging. Not as aggressive as when it was new. Very mature and smooth. The star anise and fennel seeds is there in the background just lifting the taste a bit.


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