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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
jfitzy78 (8) - Belgiadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
. Nose of chocolate and roasted coffee, roast, mild boozy bourbon, slight oak and raisin. A great nose. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, mild roast, a great dose of bitter, some coffee and vanilla. Thick and viscous


3.6
neongolden (1607) - 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 (667) - 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 (3584) - 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.

4
ciocanelu (2461) - 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 (17288) - 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 (2729) - 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 (4780) - 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 (1768) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Pours deep brown with no head. Aroma is cocoa and chocolate. Taste is roasty, bitter coffee, cocoa bitter, oak.

2.6
Inbreak (5804) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2017
11.05.2017, tap (2013 vintage) @ Mikkeller & Friends:
Small slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head, deep black color. Aroma is slightly dry sour-ish roasted, dark malts, licorice, weeds, grass, sour-ish roasted grain, bloodlike minerals, sour coffee, bark. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish mineraly, weeds, minerals, sour-ish roasted grain, bark, ashtray, grass, licorice powder, paper, hay. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Boring, not really my cup of tea.

3.7
Borup (14303) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2017
From tap at M&F. A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, oak and bourbon.


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