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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jeffo on 07-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,748
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
95
Liked:
93
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
7.23%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out looking jet black in color with a thin brown head on top. The smell of the beer has a good amount of smoke on the nose. The taste of the beer is a little smokey as well but there are some other elements helping it along. The feel of the beer is full bodied, very rich. Overall it's a good Stout.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, listed at 10.6%. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, whisky, peat smoke, toasted oak, dark bread, vanilla, toffee, cream, raisin, plum, fig, tobacco, char, and roast/smoky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, scotch barrel, and lactose notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, whisky, peat smoke, toasted oak, dark bread, vanilla, toffee, cream, raisin, plum, fig, tobacco, char, and roast/smoky earthiness. Moderate roast/char bitterness and whisky/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, whisky, peat smoke, oak, dark bread, vanilla, toffee, dark fruits, tobacco, char, and roast/smoky earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, scotch barrel, and lactose flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and oak spiciness balance, with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this an outstanding imperial milk stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, scotch barrel, and lactose flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of oberon
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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Photo of dbrauneis
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a thick viscous jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass with very faint amounts of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that reduces to a couple of small to medium sized thin patches of large bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted and charred malts with a moderate amount of lactose sweetness. There are moderate aromas of whisky, oak, and milk chocolate. Hints of peat smoke.

T: Upfront there is a strong flavor of dark roasted and charred malts with a moderate amount of milk chocolate sweetness. There is a moderate flavor of anise, whisky, vanilla, oak, and just a hint of smokiness. Moderate amounts of lingering sweetness and roasty bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and drinks much easier than the 13% ABV - though it is definitely a sipping beer. Makes for a very nice dessert beer and pairs well with chocolates.

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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 Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Santa, thanks for the opportunity!
Thick black liquid with a small off white head that slowly dissipates. Smoky vanilla oaky nose. Rich roasty chocolate with hints on toffee. Smokey roasty flavor with bits of roasty salty dark chocolate. Light warming alcohol notes. Very nice brew!

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Photo of 22Blue
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the Basin Hess in Bushnell's Basin, NY.

This one pours a dark black, with a quarter inch mocha-colored head, and a bit of lacing, not a whole lot.

Smells like scotch, chocolate, brine, peat, oak, and coffee. A lot of cool stuff going on here for sure.

All of the apparent aromas are also there in taste. The scotch character itself is subtle, but definitely there, there however is a good amount of peat and brine character here. The brine character, mixed with the chocolate malt, makes this almost feel taste like some sort of salted chocolate bar. There's a light amount of peat, with a good amount of roasted char character and some coffee beans.

This has a nice, creamy, briny and fairly full mouthfeel, with a pretty full body as well. This has a lower level of carbonation.

This might be the first scotch barrel aged beer I've had, and it was really nice.

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Photo of aasher
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%

Bottle from Jeffo. Served in a snifter.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a thin collar, splotchy wisps, and a few specks of lace. Very dark brown body.

S - Roasty, charry, with oak, smoke and perhaps a hint of peat. I'm not sure I'd guess this was whisky barrel-aged, as I might assume it's just a very roasty stout. As it warms there's a bit of lactose and icing sugar sweetness.

T - Taste has more sweetness, leading to improved balance. A nice mix of roast, fudge, dark chocolate, molasses, anise, vanilla, oak, and a mildly peaty whisky finish. Well-hidden booze.

M - There's a bit of warming the reveals the listed 13%, but I probably would have guessed in the 10-11% range. Creamy, soft, rich medium-full body with pleasant active carbonation. Tannic and oaky finish, with only a hint of lingering stickiness on the palate.

D - This beer is really good. Don't understand why it isn't available stateside, as it's the best beer I've had from To Øl. I easily crushed the 33cl bottle during my fantasy football draft.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin film of light brown foam with good retention and lacing. Rich aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, licorice and oak; smells like a dessert. Flavor follows, rich dark malt, smoky and toasted, chocolate, licorice, light whisky. Finishes with char, chocolate and hints of lactose. Medium to full bodied with pleasant creaminess. I was hoping I wasn't going to love this one as it was a pricy little bottle, but this is is really full flavored, well balanced and has a nice oaky, char finish with just a light touch of whisky. High ABV well covered. Delicious.

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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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Photo of DucksFan16
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 Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch medium brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Smoky aroma with some dark roasted malt creating notes of dark chocolate. Moderate booze smell.

T- The dark chocolate flavors are decadent and work very well with the smokiness of the scotch barrel. It makes me think of chocolate honey glaze rub on some ribs or something. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M- Velvety soft and creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A great concept for a beer with nearly perfect execution. To ol has earned a spot as one of my favorite Scandinavian breweries with this one. Simply delicious, and this is coming from a guy who's not a particular fan of smokiness in his beer.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle, label says 10.6% ABV, no dating on the bottle or label that I notice. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like peat, Scotch whisky, roasted malt, milk chocolate, smoke and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some sweet spiciness and an iodine/mineral flavor. Sweet, smoky and minerally tasting, I really like this! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. Well, I liked this a lot. I'd buy this again the next time I see it, and I really think there need to be more Scotch whisky/oak barrel aged beers. To Øl did a great job with this one! $9.79 a bottle.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bung
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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