Nørrebro SEVEN Imperial Stout (Niepoort Barrel)

Formerly brewed at Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
København, Denmark
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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 15, 2012
In short: A complex big fruity chocolaty stout with a great barrel character
How: Bottle 375ml capped, at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg Sweden
The look: Black body topped by a tan ring of foam
In long: Nose has a big rich malty aroma and a complex barrel character, like a mix of many types of barrel aging (wine, whisky, virgin oak, more…). Complex big beer aroma here. Taste is smooth velvety rich blackened malts with the expected usual suspect of black chocolate, vanilla, black liquorice and friends. There is also a nice fruity complexity that includes blackberries and dark grapes. But is it is the complex barrel character that makes this beer stand out. The barrel aging is not overdone, it doesn’t overwhelmed the beer but it adds a lot of subtleties (wood, fruits, port wine, more…). This is not “another barrel aged imperial stout”, this beer stands out from the crowd. I’m really sad to see this is now retired, is there a Make A Wish foundation with a mission to help desperate beer geeks to reconnect with beers that are no longer in production? There should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2016
Flaske 375ml spandert av Rune. Delt med ham & Richard i WCveien 8 Okt 16. Svart. 0 skum. Lett læraroma. Smaken sammensatt. Mest plommer. Litt tørr etter hvert. Læraroma. Tørr - lett alkoholisk - avslutning. Klumpsedimenter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (12326) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2016
375ml bottle stored for quite a few years in my cellar. Bought at Nørrebro Brygghus, shared with Richard and Finn. Low, tan-coloured head. Deep black body with a rustic shade. Scattered lacing. Smell of dark bread, liquorice and oak. Berry fruits and dark malts with coffee and liquorice come together very well to the flavour profile. Port-like impression. Long-lived, warming finish. Full bodied. Velvety smooth on the swallow. Excellent slow sipper (Tromsø 08.10.2016).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (7825) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 10K, many thanks to Leighton. Black with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, redcurrant, port and booze. Nice. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is dark chocolate, meaty, molasses, pretty dry into the finish. A bit more meaty and oxidised than the red wine version. But great nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
37.5 bottle shared at Paul’s 10k tasting, London. It pours a dark brown color with an almost black with small beige head. Aroma is sweet boozy rum raisins red fruits vanilla chocolate. Taste is sweet boozy vanilla chocolate red fruits. Full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Bottle shared in Lpndon during Paul’s 10k - picked this up in a trade, many thanks to Anders! Pours oily black with a frothy brown head. Lots of aged dark fruits in the aroma, roast, a little ash, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with lots of rich baking cocoa, scorched earth, raisins, burnt wood, old leather. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Nice ashy roast on the finish, hearty bittersweet baking cocoa, dried dark fruits, warming alcohol. Wonderful depth, nice assertive dark chocolate character. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14253) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle darkest brown with a mall tan head. The nose is rich, oily, bitter-sweet, stewed berry, fruit compote, very jammy, port wine, wood, light marmite and touch of vanilla. The taste is bitter, rich, oily, chewy malt, charred wood, chewy malt, dark chocolate, umami, jammy berry, fruit compote and warming alcohol with a dry, warming finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Has aged gracefully. Good depth and very well-rounded. Rather nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (18936) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle split at Scopey 10K, big thanks to LKS, 26/11/15. Black with decent tan Edgework. Nose is bitter dark fruits, earthy, fruit cake, port barrel, dark malt, Chocolate, light spice. Taste comprises rich fruit cake, dates, spice, booze tunes, port, red berry linger, cocoa rub. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol and a decent barrelled edge. Has held up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3594) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Chocolate, dark roasted malt, and cherry aromas. Sour notes? Dark bitter roasted malts. Barrel and cherry?? Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Flaske, 375 ml, lagret i Gisles kælder siden 2009. Sort med brunlige kanter og et af alderen imponerende stort og meget holfbart beige skumhovede. Duger af figen-pure, brændt træ, svesker. Portvin. Alkohol. Mørke malte. Alder. Overvældende duft. Sødlig, lagret fed smag med masser af træ og noter henad mørke frugter konserveret i portvin. Men umiskendeligt stadig en god stout, der gemmer sig nedenunder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (10077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
375 ml bottle sample from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have a wonderful mix of roasted malts, chocolate, black coffee, dark fruits, blackberry, grapes, plums with a sweetness from the port barrel. A strong oak component comes through. This is a complex imperial stout where the barrel has added to an already solid beer.

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