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World Beer Awards 2020

Winners

World's Best Imperial Stout

World's Best Imperial Stout
Country Winner
Olaf Brewing
Northern Comfort

Finland

"Pours rich and dark with a coffee head. A big chocolate hit on the nose with red berry undertones. The palate is packed with complex, heady flavours and keeps revealing more layers: coffee, roast malt bitterness, burnt caramel. The finish is long and bittersweet with dark chocolate and coffee. A delicious beer which begs another sip."

Belgium

"This presents well in the glass, and is gentle on the palate. Flavours are overall mild, but notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted notes and some bitterness come through and are well-balanced. There's some pleasant brown foam. "

Brazil

Country Winner
Country WinnerColorado
Ithaca
Brazil

SILVER WINNERS

Canada

"Black with a dense, oily aroma that holds notes of raisin and date, with notable phenolic notes which support the aroma quite well. The body is rich and sweet, but not overly so with impressive alcohol notes along with a roast and dark fruit driven flavour. The finish is dry, lightly bitter and very satisfying. "

GOLD WINNERS

China

"Banana and clove notes come to the fore in this refreshing and zesty brew. There's a creamy brown foam, with notes of chocolate, dried fruit, and a roasted bitterness on the palate. Good mouthfeel, with some sweetness. "

BRONZE WINNERS

France

"Big pour, big aroma, big flavour, big beer. Pours densely black with a foamy head. The nose is packed with berry flavours. The palate is creamy, with good chocolate flavour and some coffee and berry notes, too. Nicely complex with a light bitterness. This begs another sip."

GOLD WINNERS

Germany

Country Winner
Country WinnerCREW Republic
Roundhouse Kick
Germany

Ireland

BRONZE WINNERS

Italy

Country Winner
Country WinnerB Four Beer
Dark Heaven
Italy
"Big smoky cigar notes, along with dark chocolate and savoury notes. Rich ground coffee, smoke, and burnt toast. "

United Kingdom

"Very dark ebony, almost black, with a good brown head. The nose has dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cherries and caramel. The palate is smooth and milky, with sweet vanilla that quickly becomes bitter dark chocolate. A complex beer with clear layers and good balance that is so easy to drink. "

SILVER WINNERS

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