Midtfyns Imperial Stout | Midtfyns Bryghus

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Midtfyns Imperial StoutMidtfyns Imperial Stout

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Midtfyns Bryghus

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 03-19-2008

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Photo of drmeto
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,creamy,beige head
-licorice,rye bread,dark chocolate,coffee,fudge,herbs
-finishes dry
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-no alcohol detectable
A great Imperial Stout with surprising Barrel-aged Notes.
The Body is a bit thin for a 10% Stout.

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Photo of moose1980
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little lighter than expected around the edges and a bit thin, but a solid roasted malt profile with some additional quad-like candied sugar likeness. An easy-drinking Stout.

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Photo of ikidunot
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heeenrik
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of christinelovesbeer
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown almost black color with a thin beige head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of toffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, vanilla, maybe anise and homemade coffee.
Flavor with notes of dark chocolate, cola, clear oak, some spices including vanilla and cinnamon, herbal and earthy hops, roasted grains, mocha, dark fruits and port wine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Unexpected bordering medium body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is well disguised but also enhances the flavor.
Well done Imperial Stout based on the tripod oak, mocha and dark fruit- licorice flavors. All of them never overpowering senses. Good introduction for the style.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy dark tan head that reduces to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and oak barrel with a moderate amount of booziness. Light notes of sweetness and dark malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark malts + roasted malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark chocolate, oak barrel, and light to moderate amounts of booziness with a hint of dark fruits.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and an easy sipping beer. Slightly thinner in body than some others in the style. Enjoyable.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—only traces of brownish red are present near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short tan head that left lots of wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts, chocolate malts, and licorice are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has some additional hints of dark fruits and coffee.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little light in body compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bugs318
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit of vanilla and some wood and faint cocoa on nose. Taste is a bit roasty without a much complexity. decent body, fair carbonation.

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Photo of gwlesher
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap House Copenhagen. No citrus whatsoever.

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Photo of byronic
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4ster
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: very dark brown with touch of ruby; forms a think head like frothed egg whites, mocha coloured and sticky, good retention

Aroma: sweet chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, clover

Taste & Mouthfeel: big dark chocolate flavour, creamy mouthfeel leaving almost an oily slick of bitter malt and hops, a flavour which really picks up in the finish and provides great length; a perfect level of heat from the alcohol; burnt coffee beans - thinking of chocolate covered coffee nibs now; puckeringly dry and only a touch of sweetness to foil this and the increasingly bitter notes - which is starting to have a resin flavour in the finish

Overall: it's a heavy hitter, with big punches of dark/burnt malts, bitterness, and heat; fortunately they've come together in a great show; you might want this on it's own as a night cap

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Photo of biegaman
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Midtfyns Imperial Stout pours with way more carbonation than I care for - in general, though it's especially concerning for a beer of near double-digit strength. This brown foam takes up nearly a quarter of my snifter and doesn't want to relent, sticking even to the sides of the glass. The opaque, black liquid beneath it is held a hopeless captive.

The flavour of an at least 80+ percent dark chocolate bar is fortunately able to perspire through. Traces of ash and roast trail not far behind but, for better or worse, are sure to keep faint. The notion of roasted hazelnut is creditable, and follows from the presence of oak chips which, with warmth, become more and more apparent.

The taste has a fair bit of lactose upfront - unsurprising after seeing the activeness of the yeast. This milky quality is nice and is a natural pairing to the cocoa powder and nougat flavours of the malts. It makes a nice (adult) substitute for a hot chocolate. Traces of wood polish and cherry-like esters race in on the finish, harsher but still complimentary to the overall profile.

Aging on oak chips has indeed really mellowed this 9.5% Imperial Stout. The mouthfeel is soft and almost creamy; any harsh or phenolic qualities that might come from aging in an actual oak barrel are absent. Instead, the chocolatey character is soft and gentle and practically resemble a fudgsicle. Unusual (arguably undesirable) for the style, this one is like a buttery, moussy treat.

Midtfyns brings a touch of refinement to the Imperial Stout category by aging theirs with oak chips. This move had the potential to be disastrous but instead is a revelation. The resulting beer, still every bit as strong on paper, registers as something mellow and approachable enough to drink as a session. Naturally, this speaks to a broader appeal but also points to a lack of assertiveness.

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Photo of kwjd
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Savelmaa
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer blew my mind.

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Photo of Bikeboy1
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nhaimes
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of thehyperduck
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before May 28 2016. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours an opaque blackish-brown colour, crowned with nearly two fingers of puffy, light tan-coloured head. Legendary retention; the creamy foam sticks around for the better part of 10 minutes, slowly devolving into a lumpy, half-inch cap. The aroma is rich and enticing, comprised primarily of roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits that include date, raisin and prune. Hints of vanilla and oak become more prominent on the nose as the beer warms, with some herbal, boozy undertones for added complexity.

Tastes every bit as rich as the aroma suggested. Molasses and caramel join in with the dark chocolate and roasted coffee bean notes afforded by the roasted barley malts. Vibes of raisin, plum and date come through mid-sip, with the finish dominated by a bitter, almost charry astringency accompanied by more baker's chocolate and some anise. Oak and vanilla are detectable here, as well, but are not particularly noticeable features. The roastiness fades slowly in the aftertaste, which is dry and somewhat warming. On the fuller side of medium-bodied, with light carbonation levels that mildly agitate the palate upon each sip, and softens as the beer has time to breathe. The alcohol is relatively well-hidden, but the intense flavours and bitter finish still do a lot to limit this one's otherwise-dangerous drinkability. This one improves significantly as it warms to room temperature.

Final Grade: 4.22, a well-earned A-. This is not the best beer of its kind that I've had in recent memory, but Midtfyns Imperial Stout is still an interesting, worthwhile brew that I'm glad I picked up. The oak aging did not seem to contribute a whole lot to this beer's flavour profile, which is unfortunate - but the end result remains impressive, with a nice array of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt goodness to peruse with each sip. All impy stout fans in this province should strongly consider grabbing a bottle before stock runs out.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a half finger light brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of smoky dark toasted malt, dark dried fruit, chocolate and light vanilla, woody. Flavor is a mixture of fresh and dried dark fruit, toasted malt, vanilla, hints of coffee and oaky wood. Finishes with dark fruit and dark malt. Medium bodied, lighter than expected with good carbonation. An interesting imperial stout with more fruit flavor than normal, perhaps due to a Belgian style yeast.. The malt is not as dense and smoky as the aroma indicated, but is well balanced with with the lighter fruit flavors. The high ABV is surprisingly well covered. A nice, smooth complex imperial stout. Well done.

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