Midtfyns Imperial Stout | Midtfyns Bryghus

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Midtfyns Imperial StoutMidtfyns Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midtfyns Bryghus
Denmark | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 03-19-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
91
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.59%
 
 
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 91
Reviews by liamt07:
Photo of liamt07
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of SurpriseTruck
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of primevil2
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BGDrock
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
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 christinelovesbeer
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Bugs318
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
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 ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DaveBar
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $8.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours dark with a TON of head that stays forever

S- Pretty good chocolate and malt backbone

T- A bit thin here. Would like to have seen more coffee. Decent chocolate

M- A touch lacking here. Thin and dry. Way too chalky

O- Pretty good. Not a bomb by any means but not the best.

Food Pairing

This nice imperial stout went well with..... Tacos! A bit overpowering to tell you the truth but pretty good!

Enjoy

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Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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 ThickNStout
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ikidunot
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of papat444
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Bikeboy1
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Midtfyns Imperial Stout from Midtfyns Bryghus
3.9 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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