To l Liquorice Confidence

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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Brewing is a lot about tasting new food and trying interesting pairings. Because sometimes you taste something thats interesting and then you start examining how it could be translated to beer. We were already quite fond of our beer Liquid Confidence. A rich, smooth imperial stout brewed with three different chilies, Ancho, Guajillo and chipotle. This beer is really all about how we create beer. We dont want to brew a chili stout, we want to brew a stout with chili. Get the picture? The four ingredients in a beer should always be the grand picture, where extra ingredients are so to say the photoshopping of the picture. Extra ingredients should add to the perception of the beer in question without dominating the beer. So when we brainstormed about Liquid Confidence, we were happening to chew on some liquorice while tasting the beer. It quickly became evident that the combination of liquorice and chili worked really well together in a beer (and you suddenly realise why chili-liquorice already exists on the market). Instead of chewing liquorice and spitting into the beer, we started some test brews to find the right balance between chili and liquorice in a beer. It is truly amazing how many different kinds of liquorice you need to sample and we had to get through nine bags of candy in one day to find the right one. Working can be hard :) So we can now finally present you our beer Liquorice Confidence! Well balanced, warming and exotic due to the chili, hint of smoke from the chipotle. Dense mouthfeel and lingering sweetness together with a fragrant salty aftertaste from the liquorice. Matured directly on liquorice for months, this beer has developed beyond expectations and we were almost at the point where we didnt want to sell, just because we wanted to keep it to our selves

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - APR 26, 2017
Bottle, 375 ml, shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours dark brown with brown head. Roasted, chocolate, malty, spicy, medium chilli, cocoa, some fruity notes, moderate sweetness. Some dry bitterness in finish. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (442) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 12, 2017
Buen aroma a torrefacto, cafe y chocolate y algo de alcohol. Buen aspecto, espuma color canela persistente. En boca dos punch, el chocolate al principio y el picante final

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5315) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2017
375 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, fudge, cream, licorice, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, smoke, chile peppers, molasses, leather, tobacco, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, licorice, and light chile pepper notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, fudge, cream, licorice, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, smoke, chile peppers, molasses, leather, tobacco, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild roast bitterness and slight chile spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, fudge, cream, licorice, toasted dark bread, light pepper/smoke/molasses, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while, Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, licorice, and light chile pepper flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, rich, and creamy/silky/velvety mouthfeel that is insane. Alcohol is insanely well hidden with minimal warming on the finish. Slight hint of pepper heat creeps in on the finish through the glass. Overall this is an amazing spiced imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, licorice, and light chile pepper flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Amazingly rich, decadent, complex all around; with an unreal mouthfeel. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6669) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Black with large beige head. Intense choclatey roasted malt aroma, some tar and coffee, a touch if liquorice. Alcohol well hidden. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (994) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2017 Pours a black color with a fair amount of brown head considering de ABV. Aroma has lots of licorice, chili, salt, pepper and wood. Taste follows the nose, licorice and wood, cocoa and slightly salt, but the profile is mainly sweet. Slightly heat in the aftertaste due to the chilis, but very mild.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9941) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2017
12.7 oz bottle from Party Source at home. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, anise, peppery spice, smoked pepper, chocolate, pretty smooth for 14% with a hint of the booze when it warmed up, good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (1200) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2016
Deep brown color, brown head. Rich malty nose, muscovado sugar, dried fruit, licorice, wood, hint of alcohol. Sweet taste, roasted malt, chili note, licorice, wood, hidden alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, warming alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
graham_murphy (670) - - DEC 26, 2016
Deliciously thick, smooth and oily. Not too sweet as some imperial stouts can be. The liquorice is in your face. It works really well. Were used to getting it as a subtle note in stouts. Chillies in the background and I guess they offset some of the sweetness aiding drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1917) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 18, 2016
backlog. Pitch black with a lather large brown head. Aroma is roast, liqourice root, moccha. Texture is slightly syrupy without being to sweet. Well balanced and quite excellent

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (1303) - Kalisz, POLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Piana drobna, obfita i trwała, ładnie zdobi szkło. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowymi refleksami. Aromat nie powala intensywnością, czuć głwnie czekoladę, lukrecję i likier kawowy, może delikatną wędzonkę od chipotle w tle. W smaku mocno słodkie, lekko pikantne, gęste i wyklejające. Słodka czekolada, kakao, karmel i lukrecja kontrowana jest wysoką, palono tytoniową goryczką i popiołowo-szorstką fakturą na języku oraz przyjemnym, niezwykle szlachetnym alkoholem. W posmakach odrobina sosu sojowego i brązowego cukru. Pikantność jest na akceptowalnym poziomie, wysycenie prawie zerowe.
Faktycznie jest to potężne piwo, w oglnym rozrachunku chyba nieco zbyt słodkie i mało intensywne w aromacie, ale i tak klasa!
Ps.
Piwo prawie płtora roku leżakowane w zamkniętej szafie w temperaturze pokojowej.


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