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style
Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Imperial Stout
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Irish Stout
Note: Brewed to a different recipe than the 2006 version.
Previously 7%
2016 vintage 6.5%

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3.5
Beer5000 (6545) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
330 ml bottle 7% ABV version @ Melkebaren. Dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malt and coffee. Flavor is roasted dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, medium bitter and rather dry. Nice and balanced body with a decent aftertaste. Not very complex, but solid work, pretty balanced where no particular flavor dominates. Enjoable.

3.9
ianwelby (1432) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Red-tinted black beer with a thick bubbly head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavour is light tangy fruit with thr chocolatey malt and a hoppy, slightly smoky aftertaste.

4
blackisle (2637) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
Ring-pull cap bottle 33cl. Pitch black, large creamy tan head, collapses slowly, long lasting, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, roasted barley, dark chocolate, some coffee, some licorice; taste moderate sweetbitter, licorice, roasty; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft mouthfeel, soft carbonation; roasty bittersweet finish, coffee notes. A very good smooth stout.

3.9
Pepinis (98) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2014
Cerveza negra como el petróleo, buena formación de espuma y estabilidad media-alta. Su aroma en primer plano es de malta tostada que recuerda a regaliz, café y chocolate amargo. El lúpulo le hace tener un aroma fresco. En boca conserva bien todas las propiedades que destacan en el aroma. Tal vez la diferencia sea que todos esos matices se ven incrementados en el paladar y aparece las notas alcohólicas. De cuerpo denso y baja carbonatación su retrogusto es seco y amargo aunque no tanto debido al lúpulo como sí al tostado intenso de la malta. Una cerveza robusta que necesita degustarse con tranquilidad y que permanecera en el paladar durante largo tiempo. (Botella, 330 ml)

3.8
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours Black with a tan head. Chocolatey roast malt on the nose and more of the same on the tongue. Cocoa powder and a touch of boozy warmth made this a delicious desert imperial with a dry chalky finish. Very nice.

3.4
Allegue04 (15) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
Cerveza oscura de intenso y particular sabor. Tiene un sabor afrutado y deja un regusto fuerte en la boca.

3.5
Idiosynkrasie (7613) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Fruity, dark malty aroma, notes of red and dark berries, yeasty overtones, imaginary dark chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malty, bitter hoppy overtones, also some dark malty sweetness, a mixture of inexplicit coffee and dark chocolate notes, a nuttily touch. Has of course nothing to do with a "big" Imperial Stout beyond the 10% abv and activates a more restricted flavour-area; still a very robust stout.

3.6
dnicolaescu (2609) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 29, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Look: pitch black, beige frothy to creamy head. Aroma: moderate roast, black malts, licorice/Valerian, perhaps chocolate. Some sweet fruitiness as it warms up, that resembles dark honey rather than dried fruit. Taste: very roasty, a bit acid even, light saltiness, very bitter hoppy finish and some ashes in the after taste.

Quite nice, but the bitterness is a bit over the top and seems unbalanced for the body and level of sweetness.

3.8
TET (3085) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
A colablack beer with quite big and beige head that stays as a thin layer. The nose is smooth, coffee, roastiness and chocolate, some lactose and hint of fresh bitter almond. Taste is strongly roasted, liquirice, bitter almond, herbal hops. Medium+ bodied, enough smooth to drink. Slightly different IS than normally, the bitter almond is quite unique nuancee. Good but not a top beer.

3.6
pintbypint (3671) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
330ml brown bottle. Now 7% as per label, best before 16 02 15. Deep brown/blackish pour, surprisingly creamy and sticky tan cap, good thick bands of lace in the glass. Nose has chocolate and roast and maybe a faint nut note. Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malt, a little caramel, and maybe a subtle smokiness from the malt. Quite a roasty and bitter finish. A good brew, mellow for the style, but highly enjoyable.


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