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Midtfyns Imperial Stout - Midtfyns Bryghus

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BA SCORE
88
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midtfyns Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 03-19-2008)
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
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3.93/5  rDev -1%

50cL bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 8.99. Batch 0001, whenever the heck that was bottled. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a muddy dark brown with a half finger of dark cream head. Little patches of lace.

Smells of chocolate, woodsy vanilla and sweet dark fruit.

Tastes of smooth vanilla, chocolate, mildly bitter creamed coffee, stone fruit, molasses and sugar cane. Alcohol is near hidden in the sweet smooth blend of flavors.

Medium full body with mild but tingly carbonation. Long bittersweet vanilla coffee finish.

This is a great case for barrel conditioning. Smooth and sweet but not unnaturally so. Very easy drinking for near 10% abv. I would certainly enjoy drinking this again some time.

ThickNStout, Nov 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +0.8%

500ml brown bottle with a freshness date on the bottle.

The head has no problem reaching the top of the glass, not a gusher but quite expressive ... sticky as well. Nearly pitch black. Chocolate mousse, faint ripe dark fruit and peppery alcohol fills the nose. Very creamy with a slightly think body. Lots of chocolate on the palate with a hint of rum raisin and highly roasted coffee. Oak? Ghost like buttery tone. Warming and almost spicy alcohol keeps to a modest level and lets the malt run for a while. Chocolaty finish on the dry side.

A solid brew, a brew that should not be so drinkable for its size. Glad I ran into this beer.

Jason, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.

The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same with loads of coffee, chocolate and coffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

Looks-Good,pours black with three eights of an inch white head, lots of lacing.
Aroma-classic RIS roasty, malty.
The oak really comes through the flavour,however a little sour acid throughout. Some solid characteristics but better care could have been taken, particular with the bitterness.
Thanks again Michael P.

Sammy, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ohiobeer29, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

Thanks to anders36 for this extra...

Very sticky, copious lacing. The surface of the foam is soft and satiny, with a nicely thick density. It looks black, but when held to the light there was a glint of ruby shining through.

Aroma was ok, sort of a typical stout...roast malt and wet barley.

Taste was a little bit grainy, raw husky barley with some dry bakers chocolate and tobacco notes. Slightly astringent like an old porter. Dry and grainy. Overall this was a good stout, nothing over the top. The abv was pretty well disguised, still i'm glad to have shared the 50 cl/16.9 oz. bottle.

emerge077, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of bluejacket74
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%

500 ml bottle, Batch IS0001. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch and a half tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, oak, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some vanilla and burnt/charred malt. Good balance between the different flavors, none of them seem dominant compared to the others. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, I'd like to try it again. $10.29 a bottle.

bluejacket74, May 31, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle courtesy of thewolf: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry coffee with some roasted malt and huge notes of black chocolate is well balance. Taste is a mix between some roasted malt with some notes of black chocolate and some dry coffee. Body is quite full and has a somewhat creamy texture which I appreciated with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Probably not the most complex but very well balance with some nice black chocolate notes which I appreciated.

Phyl21ca, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of papat444
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%

Thanks to hoppypocket for this one.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle (best before 02-04-2015) and drank at near room temp.

pours a very dark body with a fizzling head that dissipates after a few minutes and leaves no trace behind. Kind of disappointing. Aroma is nice though, rich bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has a dark roasted feel (vaguely reminiscent of coffee but different) with chocolate but the body is thin and ends up affecting the flavor. It's almost like i had poured some water into my stout, tastes and feels diluted. Disappointed by this one.

papat444, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev +0.8%

deac83, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Bottle courtesy of Sammy, shared with him and Steve. Batch IS0001. Served in a tulip.

Pours black, with some dark ruby notes. Tan head with solid retention . Nose has oak, loads of brown sugar, some sweet vanilla notes, very mild chocolate quality to it and some roast. Some dark fruits make their way into this one as it warms. Some light booze comes through briefly. Taste has some dark fruits, oak, vanilla and more brown sugar. An almost coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Great drink, no sense of the alcohol. Medium low carbonation. A real pleasure, my favourite for the evening.

liamt07, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

JohnK17, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of elHeron
4/5  rDev +0.8%

elHeron, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

The beer is very dark, almost black, a tan head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is dominated by the caramel malt, sweet burnt notes, toffee, sherry, coffee beans, dark bread crust.

The taste is very sweet, brown sugar and caramel with strong coffee and cocoa. A rather short (too short) bitterness at the end.

Low carbonation, sticky and oily mouthfeel.

Well done, but too sweet for my taste. A bit better when moderated with dark bread and salt butter.

rarbring, Jun 19, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours with a two finger khaki head that fades quickly to thin layer, leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Chocolate, coffee and molasses nose and flavor is roasted chocolate, molasses. Caramel and coffee finish. High ABV is hidden. Not labeled a RIS but tastes like one. $8.99 for a 500ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, Vt.

jdhilt, May 02, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +0.8%

nmann08, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bigred89, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Kahlerbock, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

amart80, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of wonothesane42
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

wonothesane42, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Rizalini
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Found this bottle at Khoury's in Las Vegas. Batch IS0001 poured into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a dark brown color, no light shines thru this one. The 1 finger tan head fades rather quickly leaves little lacing.

S - Smells chocolatey and warm! I get some hoppy notes mixed in, along with a woodsey oak aroma.

T - Definately warming oak hits my tongue first. Alcohol taste is present as well, but it is a 9.5%. I get a butterscotch, or toffee flavor in the middle. Bittersweet chocolate finish it off.

M - Medium mouthfeel, a little lighter than I prefer my imperial stouts to be.

O - Different from most other stouts I've tried. I guess the biggest difference is that I want my imp. stouts to be bold and heavy. This has a real good flavor profile, it's aged in oak, but it's just not big enough to be great.

Rizalini, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Beerdudenumberone, May 18, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%

Nice looking label on this one. Sold!
Small printing on the bottom of label says this is oak aged.

Comes out of the bottle dark brown, but looks black in the glass. Slightly off white froth, maybe hints of rose. Lacing is nice

Rich yet subtle caramel in the nose, some cocoa and black plum, maybe pruned. Some faint vanilla.

This RIS is a bit thin for the style, but it has some good flavors. The balance of roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, vanilla and some dark fruits is quite nice. It's not a big-mamma-chicken and that's a good thing. Very drinkable for 9+%

A bit more than a introductory to the style. Probably one to drink at parties and not worry about friends stealing sips that you'd have to beat them

Mebuzzard, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of illidurit
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%

Pours a nice deep brown with a fluffy tan head. Soft, chocolatey aroma with minimal roast character, very Danish I reckon. Something perfumey in there too, maybe grapes. Flavor is a direct recreation of the smell. Chocolates and fruit with no bitterness, roast or alcohol. Not bad but lacks oomph. A little low on carbonation too I notice. A solid but unspectacular brew.

illidurit, Jan 10, 2012
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Midtfyns Imperial Stout from Midtfyns Bryghus
88 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.