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Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bottle; Unfiltered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (4784) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2016
275ml bottle (2012 edition) at home shared with mother, present from Cgarvieuk, chocolate, roast malt, vanilla, estery aroma, near black with a good tan head, sweet, viscous, smooth, chocolate, prunes, ethanol, light spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Thanks for sharing, Greg! 275 ml brown bottle, 2012 Vintage. Near-opaque brown, reddish at the corners, spritzy beige head of tiny bubbles, somewhat lasting with nice lacing coating the glass. Some yeast sediment from bottle conditioning. Rich malty flavour, burnt caramel, medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, toasty and a little roasty, a little sticky but not cloying, just the right amount of toasted oak impression. The bitterness balance comes from a cool combination of English hops and charred grain. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, a little leathery oxidation, long-lasting. Ridiculously delicious, one of the greatest beers ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4105) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, notes of berries anddark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with some retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice black chocolates notes is pretty awesome. Taste is a nice mix of chocolate malt with light roasted malt with limited oak presence that rounds off any rough edges to this beer. Body is full with oily like texture and medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This is pretty quintessential English style stout with smooth flavours and easy drinking notes and without any extreme cloying flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (2139) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2016
2012 vintage. Dark brown. Nutty. Like a big, thick brown ale. Thick. Oak. Thx BlackHaddock. Shared w Seymour celebrating new gig. Considerably different the impy’s that im used to, more nutty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Black beer. Has a light-brown head, diminishing. Heavy complex aroma, lightly roasted, chocolate, raspberries, solvents and lightly cider-wood. Harmonic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 6, 2016
275ml bottle. I guess since the Brits have small cocks, they make smaller bottles of beer too. Anyway, I chugged the entire thing in under 5 seconds. It was roasty, oaky and thick. Pretty tame. THANKS RICH!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6135) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
light sweet toasted aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle 2008 Vintage. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hopy aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Chocolate and coffee notes. long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
2011 vintage bottle got shared at my local bottle shop, out of nowhere, one top want. poured a pitch black colour with a beige head on top. nose is filled with roasted malt, so much roast. deep sweet bakers chocolate, sweet dark red fruits, still some bitter ground coffe, sweet chocolate covered raisins. slight vanilla sweetness, charred oak, tobacco, amazing smooth mouthfeel. lovely. and from england! amazing stuff

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