Nørrebro SEVEN Imperial Stout (Niepoort Barrel)

Formerly brewed at Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
København, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Editor’s note: 1092 bottles of 37,5 cl made.

Danish: En meget fyldig Russian Imperial Stout på 12% alk. Den er brygget i oktober 2008 af 7 af de bedste bryggere i Danmark, som en blanding af de 7 bryggeres egne opskrifter af øllen. Efter gæring har denne øl lagret 7 måneder på portvins fade fra vores venner i Niepoort. Resultatet er en meget fyldig øl, præget af portvinens sødme. Både duft og smag er domineret af druer, portvin, kaffe, chokolade og ristet lakrids. Kroppen opleves silkeblød, medium sød, og der følger en varm, lang eftersmag.

English: Seven Niepoort Barrel is a very rich imperial stout, brewed in October 2008 by 7 of the best brewers in Denmark by a pooling of their individual recipes for the beer. After primary fermentation, this fraction of the brew was racked into a port wine barrel from our friends at Niepoort. After 7 (!) months in the barrel, the beer is intensely full bodied, with rich port like sweetness. The aroma and flavour is dominated by ripe grapes, port, coffee, chocolate and liquorice roast characters. Silky smooth and full palate with a medium sweet, warming and long aftertaste.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (46696) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
Draught @ Ølfestival Valby - CBF09, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clear dark black color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully - mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, wood, vanilla. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090516]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (42183) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
CBF09. From tap. Pours pitch black and with a small chocolate brown head. Smooth roasted malt, chocolate port wineous notes. Wood too. Smooth port barrel flavoured with a nice roasted malt base. Subdued chocolate notes. Light sweetness. Full bodied. Very intense. Acidic and roasted flavoured finish, light tarish. Lovely, yet a prefer the base version above this - sometimes the barrel ageing levels out the subtle complexities of a really well crafted beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (35904) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating number 14,700. A black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt with a burnt edge combined with notes of alcohol, fruits, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, combined with notes of wood, berries, malt, wine, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish. The alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits, port, liquorice and chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate and port with notes of alcohol. Dry roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26035) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2009
Bottled (thanks brunnsbe!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is quite much imperial stouty along with very sticky sweet notes. Flavour is rather much the same. This one is quite much too sweet for my likings, but still rather drinkable as a slowsipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
On tap. Pours completely opaque black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts with a sweet, woody edge. Quite full-bodied with a shipload of hard roasted malts, sweet vanilla, dried and overripe fruits and an edge of wood and port. Malt bitter finish. Lovely. 160509

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a black color with a brown head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma with hints of dark fruit. sweetish roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hints of dark fruit and some woody hints. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and licorice finish wit some hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24380) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
Bottled. One of my most sought after beers. Pours very black with small head. Aroma of licorice, tobacco and port. Very sweet and a bit alcohol where concentrated chocolatey flavours tries to swim in a sea of oaky alcohol,. The intense sweetness together with the high bitterness makes it too inky. However good I wanted this to be it feels like the extra sweetness from the port pushed i tover the edge into inkyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23756) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
31st December 2012
Opaque black beer, short lived dark chocolate coloured head. Soft palate. Rich dark malt with unsweet dark chocolate and repressed dark fruits. I know Port Wine pretty well and Niepoort Ports tend to have some Sherry characteristics, so no big surprise to find some Sherry character from the barrel. As the beer warms up the nose opens up and reveals dark chocolate and the flavours integrate more. Minerals in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (23019) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of RasmusOtt, thanks! Totally black, scant brown edge head. Aroma of dark chocolate syrup, liquorice, prunes, plums. Taste is concentrated cocoa, extra dark espresso, prune juice. Very nice.

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