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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This is our Imperial Stout that we age in conditioning tanks with oak staves. This adds a classic character of old world aging without the Bourbon tones. This black ale is about 12% ABV and very rich in roasted and chocolate malt tones. Velvety smooth and able to be aged for years. For now this will be a seasonal beer offering.

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3.9
jaghana (6111) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 11, 2017
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with medium head. Nose is intense on dark chocolate, mocha, bitter chocolate. Aroma is on dark chocolate, dark coffee, smooth body, medium sweet, alcohol is well hidden, long dark malt aftertaste, good.

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Taschert (73) - FRANCE - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Pours dark with a medium light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, grapes, whiskey. Full body, sticky with a soft to flat carbonation. Taste is cafe, cherry, whiskey and red wine. No alcohol taste for 12%. Bitter cafe end, long lasting. Nice beer. 07/17

3.6
neongolden (1666) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2017
(2013 version on tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen, May 11/17) Pours black with a tan head. Notes of quite roasted malts, burnt, ashy, nutty toast, light chocolate, some raw sugar, umami, leathery oak. A bit thin, very dry, almost mineral, with acidic roast that carries burnt notes all the way through to the aftertaste, where it’s augmented by some booze as well. Feels a bit oxidized, maybe the ~4yo nature of the beer. Mouthfeel not so substantial for style, carbonation soft. Eh, I think I see what the target was, but fresher/barrel might improve hitting it. As is, the thin bitter vibe doesn’t work so well for me.

3.4
cobaink2 (719) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2017
12 oz bottle from tavour. Nutty, notes of old licorice, bit of vinagar and ash. Nice taste, but a bit tepid for the style, doesn’t really jump out at you.

3.7
rouhlas (3628) - GREECE - MAY 22, 2017
From tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, some coffee, caramel, perfume notes, dark dried fruits, alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

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ciocanelu (2598) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 22, 2017
On tap, 2013 vintage. Dark brown color, no head. Aroma has dark malts, spices and dark fruits. Taste has dark malts, cola, nutmeg and a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body, dry, low carbonation.

3.9
chrisv10 (17794) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2017
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Black with tiny head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dusty and barrel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little dark chocolate, barrel, little liquorice, sweet and warming.

3.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2771) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Black pour with a tan head that lasts. Aroma is chocolate, soy, roast, lesser notes of dried fruit and caramel. Medium to full body, soy, chocolate and alcohol present.

3.1
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2017
On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. As good as black in the glass this. On the top a small islandy and sidesticking beigeish dark filmy top. It smells really dark burnt sugary. Dark candied sugar, hints of molasses and leather. Smells quite dry almost a little minerallic, roasted also of course. Tastes a little the same. Quite on the​ dry side. Charred and roasted all the way through. Definitely minerallic. It has a nice mild oily texture in the mouth and it’s above average on the growing carbonation. Alcohol and burnt tail. 11.05.2017

3.5
GlasgowTAD (1845) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Pours deep brown with no head. Aroma is cocoa and chocolate. Taste is roasty, bitter coffee, cocoa bitter, oak.


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