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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jeffo on 07-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,718
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
97
pDev:
7.23%
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3.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Scotch scotch scotch scotch scotch

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

05/19/2017

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Photo of jaydoc
3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black with a ring of tan foam. An aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel, and a hint of peaty smoke. Caramel, milk chocolate and coffee up front with molasses and burnt vanilla/crime brûlée coming out later. Some notes of char and smoky scotch linger. Nice, but overly harsh and charred in the finish, seems like it could use more age or even time in the barrel.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black pour with dark tan head. Sweet chocolate malt with oak notes. Sweet chocolate malt and raison gets overwhelmed by whiskey and oak. Finish is wooden. Creamy mouthfeel that drys quickly. Initially rich but finishes too oaky/peaty.

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Photo of Dennoman
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Black Milk", I guess that kind of says it all. I love the names craft breweries come up with these days. From what Google Translate tells me, the bottle also reads: "Death is a master from Germany". Apparently this is from a German poem from 1948 called "Death Fugue" by Romanian poet Paul Celan. It begs the question what a holocaust reference is doing on a Danish beer. Oh well.

33 cl bottle, 2012 bottling so very fresh. Important when considering this is 13.1% ABV.

A: One word: textbook. Pitch black with an espresso-colored head. Sexy as hell.

S: Surprisingly subtle. Sweet notes of whisky without the actual booze and brown sugar, also a good deal of hops. Not much in the way of "stouty" smells like roasted coffee or dark chocolate, but still very pleasant.

T: Oh, that's where the whisky went. First thing to hit your tongue is the overwhelming sweetness, which is then broken by booze astringency and just enough coffee bitterness to cut through it. Very good, but ridiculously rich. Though I've had stronger beers, this is probably one of the biggest sippers I ever tried. The potency of this beer is just silly and even at 13.1% it still manages to punch well above its weight.

M: Thick and creamy thanks to medium carbonation. Again: textbook for the style, but it loses some due to your mouth actually feeling numb with booze. This is just way too alcohol-forward for me, I prefer it hidden a bit.

O: A very good crack at a "Danification" of the big American bourbon aged stouts. I somehow feel that whisky generally doesn't do the trick as well as bourbon when it comes to aging beers. The whisky here doesn't seem to lend much extra value to the beer as it isn't peaty enough to turn it into anything special. This beer sadly isn't batting with the likes of Plead the Fifth or Bourbon County, but it's a damn fine effort.

A sipping beer among sipping beers. Worth getting if you can find it, and let me tell you they don't come cheap.

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3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark kola hue with khaki two finger head and lacing everywhere,the nose is a nice combination of whiskey and dark chocolate along with a underlying ocean breeze smell too I like it,the mouthfeel is full and well carbonated with tastes of dark chocolate malts,the slightest hint of whiskey and I mean slight and finished with a slight sourness and overall it's quite tasty and would drink again cheers.

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3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is of scotch, sweet caramel, roasted coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, slightly nutty, with a smoky finish. The overall taste is not as rich as the smell would suggest. I think I prefer bourbon barrel stouts, but this was well worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Farnswurth
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Some old-school To Øl - barrel-aged imperial milk stout, 330ml. This has some age on it, probably about 18 months or so I believe. Not sure what the label says for the most part but I love it.

Appearance - Snifter pour is pitch black with a small brown head. Quickly reduces to a ring and partial cap, leaving spots of lace.

Smell - Decent mix of milk+dark chocolate, a lactose/milk stout vibe for sure but sweetness is far from cloying. Some licorice and maybe slight oxidation (not bad here). Whiskey, oak and alcohol are quite light at first but show up more with warmth.

Taste - Taste is an improvement. Still somewhat on the simple side but definitely more strength and a bit more evened out. Lots of milk+dark chocolate, caramel, and whiskey; licorice and just small touches of dark fruit. Coffee ground finish is the only semi-roasty quality.

Mouthfeel - Silky smooth, carbonation is perfect, heftiness is on the lower side maintaining its milk stout feel. Noticeable alcohol but quite drinkable/not boozy compared to something like Bourbon County Stout.

Overall - Kind of lacks in complexity compared to many other big barrel-aged stouts but still quite good. Succeeds in the barrel-aged milk stout category for sure. Definitely a little bit of age showing through, but its hard to tell if its affected it positively, negatively, or neither.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours into a goblet jet black with thick but quicker to fade beige head atop.First whiffs are of raisin and raw nuttiness,as it warms some chocolate and more sweet alcohol comes into play.Sweet and raisiny,with more sweet vanilla on the palate,as it warms more chocolate and alcohol play a role.Thick and syrupy in the mouth wich is to be expected for the style and size.This is a very good beer but would have like a little more dryness on the palate as it's quite sweet.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black and a very soapy lacing ring.

S - Charcoal, dark roasted chocolate.

T - Dark roasted bitter chocolate, char, and some alcohol presence.

M - Very thick and full bodied, slippery, silky, sticky.

O - The ABV is extremely well hidden in this. Dangerous and drinkable.

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