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Old Chimneys Good King Henry

Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
"The colour and deep luscious flavour derive largely from roasted barley."
Bottled by hand.
Cask version 9.0%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smithld1 (165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2016
As below cask in the rake via the cellar. Lovely drop. Raisins, alcohol, stewed fruit. Quite a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2854) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Cask (cellar run) at The Rake, Borough Market, London. A very dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Rich roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, rich, roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee, a little caramel, soft and sweet. This was incredibly easy to drink, a quite marvellous Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rood (72) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2016
Nose is molasses, figs and chocolate malts. Taste is a wonderful counterbalance between sweet (mollasses, sugar), bitterness (hop, bitter chocolate malt) and umami (leather). Reminds me of Black Albert in the good old days. A perfect beer. Gimme more gimme more!!!.Thanks berntholer for sharing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1316) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Poured from the bottle, leaving all the sediment behind in the bottle. Rich coffe, chocolate and licorice notes on the aroma. Lots of sweet dark fruit in the flavour, but there is enough bitterness in the finish to make you come back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
digitalviking (83) - - MAR 21, 2016
Beautiful labeling and beautiful beer. I got a really big head because I think I overcarbonated it. Mostly molasses and bubblegum aroma. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6301) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle - thanks Santa! Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that lasts and laces well. Aroma is licorice and roasted malts. Flavor is lots of anise, molasses, some cocoa, roasted malts, hints of tobacco. Quite sweet and medium bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. A little high on licorice for me to truly enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
1st Rate of 2016: 330ml bottle (Lot 825 BBE 10/2016). Poured into a Westmalle chalice just after midnight early hours of 1st Jan. What a great way to start a year. Drank with a ’Double Decker’ chocolate bar, really worked. The deep malty brew with it’s chocolate and coffee flavours were complimented by the sweeter, lighter confectionary and it was a fitting nightcap to an English tasting session I held with myself throughout New Years Eve cumulating with this fine Imp Stout. Would have preferred the head to be deeper and richer, but that is a small consideration compared to the overall enjoyment of such a flavoursome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scottishchris (645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle via eebria. Pitch black, thin brown head. Coffee, chocolate, molasses. Full body, thick mouthfeel, good carbonation. Sweet Demerara sugar and some liquorice. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1709) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
330ml bottle. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, stone fruit, smoke. Taste is quite similar. Dark chocolatey with some bitterness. Kind of thick and oily on the tongue and feels nicely put together. Not as superb as the Special Reserve but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Gary. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is raisins, plums, prunes, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and molasses. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is a little too sweet and warming alcohol.

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