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87
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-05-2013)
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Photo of ThickNStout
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 375mL (12.7oz) bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 11.99. No bottling date. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours cola black with a finger and a half light mocha hued head. Very little retention and very little lace.

Aromas of roast malts, dark cocoa, caramel and barrel. Sweetens nicely as it warms up.

Nice bold, roasty flavors. Bitter dark chocolate, sweet bourbon, roasted malt, burnt caramel, coffee, light vanilla, faint honey and a little booze. A pretty solid blend of flavors that keeps the alcohol in check.

Oily medium thick feel with light carbonation. Bitter cocoa and mild bourbon finish.

A well made and enjoyable stout. Not quite as complex as anticipated and priced just beyond repeat purchase but it was certainly worth the try.

Photo of dansmcd
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of macher0
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to snifter.

Pours nearly black with amber hues on edges. A healthy fine bubble amber head slowly returned to a frothy rim and slight film. The smell is tons of bourbon and dark roasted malts. This beer is very fragrant and volatile. Im not getting much oak in the nose but oak and tannins certainly come through in the taste. The strong bourbon smell is muted in the taste, giving way to roasted malts and a little coffee and coco. Minor notes of marshmallows, vanilla, and pecans are present. This ale is full bodied with moderate carbonation and low viscosity. Not bad. If you highly enjoy ba stouts then you should try this. I would likely pass next time but I enjoyed this. It doesn't come close to the big boys of ba stouts produced in the states.

Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Julio's a while back. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice deep dark brown almost black with a thin quarter inch mocha head that fades to leave a thin thin blanket. Not much for lacing, but, solid for ABV.

S - Aroma is fairly week not much chocolate (actually none), some nice honey sweetness and faint barrel. Solid amount of alcohol too.

T - Taste is slightly acrid/bitter. Not much chocolate, some roasted malts, coffee, honey sweetness, bourbon heat. Really could use some chocolate to round things out here.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty solid. Creamy and silky, not much booze. Quite nice actually.

O - Overall, this had potential to be pretty good. Its not though. Its okay, the honey and bourbon and roast work nicely with the coffee. At the price though I would like more bang for the buck. At a dollar an ounce or so I expected MUCH more.

Photo of FrostBlast
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Pitch black on pour with dark brown hue. Head is mocha, more than medium sized on pour, goes back down at a leisurely pace leaving some tough looking lacing.

SMELL : First nose is coffee, chocolate and some smoke with a herbal hop side. Second nose pushes the hop profile aside and really amplifies on the mocha chocolate side. Some honey starts to come out. Third nose is all about the honey : black roasted honey. Very nice twist on the too often same-as-usual approach on the stout style.

TASTE : This stuff shines on the palate. The flavours are full and well layered : most of the roasted-malt-related tastes are toned down, giving much of the room to the wild honey and the bourbon barrel. Very well done.

MOUTHFEEL : Thick but not overpowering. Definitely what I want in this kind of stout. The carbonation makes everything easier to handle. I'm a big fan of this almost-syrupy texture in stouts and this brew nails it hands down.

OVERALL : Another very fine product from To Øl. Kudos as well to Omnipollo. I've got a case of 12 of these bad boys and damn am I glad I do. This is seriously good stuff. I don't understand the 86% rating this brew got. Since it's only stated in Danish on the bottle, maybe not everyone was aware that this was brewed with wild honey and aged in bourbon barrels? The honey side is definitely an interesting side of this brew. I'm really digging this.

Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Drucifer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mportnoy
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of mkennedy119
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of nkeckhar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MCain04
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml green bottle with cork and cage poured into a gold-rimmed half acre snifter.

Pours a smoky looking black with a big illustrious dark khaki head with great retention and lacing, very nice pour.

Smells of chocolate, charred wood, coffee, tobacco, roasted malts, and toffee.

Taste is bitter and smokey, with some chocolate, a touch of honey sweetness, some toffee, but tastes surprisingly thin and watery throughout. I don't get much bourbon or barrel character.

Mouth is low carbonation and medium bodied, would've preferred a thicker feel. Sticky finish.

Overall, this clocked in at almost $1/oz and for the taste I don't think it's worth the price of admission. Interesting to try this honey bourbon barrel stout, but all three of those notes were not pronounced enough to carry this beer.

Photo of kevanb
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into a To Øl Teku

The beer pours a deep jet black color, intensely opaque with a thick, tightly packed khaki colored head that has very good retention and leaves a bit of spotted lace behind. The aroma is of roasted grain, molasses, light licorice, bourbony oak, a bit of peat with some rubbing alcohol. It's simple, straightforward, but a bit uninspired and boring. The flavors are of heavily roasted dark grain, licorice, oak, light bourbon, touch of stone fruit and a bit of peat is present on the tongue too. The body is a bit thin, quite lively and active for a bourbon barrel stout, coats the mouth moderately well, but this is by no means silky, rich or terribly smooth. The finish is a bit creamy and soft, but still a bit prickly.

Verdict: A bit of a miss from these two breweries, both of whom have made some beer I really admire. I was hoping for this to have many qualities found in To Øl's Goliat, but it was substantially thinner and less impressive all around. While it is very drinkable and not over the top, it's a far cry from many of the world class bourbon barrel stouts being made these days.

Photo of BullBearHawk
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Full finger of mocha head tops a completely opaque black head.

S: Fruit and booze and fruit and chocolate. What a scent! Vanilla and plum.

T: A boozy, bourbon-y, sort of stout. Lighter and sweeter than expected. More than a hint of fruit (tart and earthy). Vanilla. Has the oak added complexity here? It's hard to tell.

M: How luxurious! How smooth, how ensorcelling, how superlative. The honey adds the requisite weight.

O: An incredible imperial stout from a pair of incredible breweries. Highly recommended. Would have again.

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pitch black, somewhat syrupy with a dark chocolaty foamy head. Very nice lacing initially, then the lacing is almost non existent as the head fades.

Smell – Malty, with honey and molasses.

Taste – Malty with a slight bitterness offset by honey.

Mouthfeel – This beer felt a bit watery; I think this style needs a little more alcohol and carbonation. Easy to drink, without much aftertaste.

Drinkability – Easy drinking for 11.2%abv, but I think it needs more alcohol/carbonation.

To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.