Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.4 IBU: 70
Lervig Aktiebryggeri Konrad’s Stout
What the brewers say
“A Scandinavian-inspired imperial stout, Konrad’s is an easy-to-drink and soft stout with much taste of chocolate and coffee and a hint of licorice. It has more than enough bitterness to balance the sweetness.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Cherry notes, slight oxidized, and very low tart note. Moderate honey note as it starts to warm. Low alcohol, no hops. Some roasted malt/coffee/chocolate aroma up front. Earthy/musty notes in the background. Licorice-root character adds depth.”
Flavor: “Rich creamy consistency with molasses or dark burnt honey and medium chocolate notes. Medium sweetness transitions into roast at the end of the sip. Sweet caramel malt backbone and licorice flavor in mid-palate. Hops flavor is medium strong, spicy, and herbal. Roast notes expected in a stout are subtle. Aftertaste is mostly cocoa or bittersweet chocolate.”
Overall: “Rich sweetness and big body that is a bit overpowering. Alcohol is present in the background. Strong and sweet, but lacking the big roast flavors expected in an imperial stout.”
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