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Optimus Primus Honey Stout

    Style: Imperial honey stout
    Brewery: Två Feta Grisar
    Origin: Sweden
    Size: 33cl
    Alcohol: 9%
    Price: 39kr
    Systembolaget: 36572

    Två Feta Grisar is a brewery and importer located centrally in Gothenberg. They have a restaurant and taproom connected to their premises. Created in 2013 when some beer enthusiasts came together, this brewery has continued to create a range of the beers from the national market. This beer was brewed with honey to give it extra sweetness and body. Of course in an IPA and stout tasting I had to have an imperial stout and this seemed like a great candidate. Imperial stout originated in the 18th century when stouts were brewed with a high alcohol content to survive their exportation to Catherine the Greats court in Russia. It must be said this is my first beer I’ve tried from this brewery, and I was happy to say it was a good choice!

    This beer had a deep black colour with a thin head that laced the edge of the glass well. The body looked thick and enticing as well. There were many different aromas noted, with roasted coffee, honey sweetness, cream, nutty caramel and a hint of metal all detected. The body was extremely thick and you could almost chew it! It coated the entire palate, with bitter honey and coffee bean tones at the forefront. Behind those there was hints of dark chocolate and hazelnuts. The aftertaste was soft and smooth, with the warming alcohol evident in the back of the throat. The aftertaste was rather short but pleasant.

    What lovely beer! I really enjoyed this beer as it’s lovely to have such a thick and heavy stout without it being a big pastry stout for a change. This is worthy of any stout lovers money.