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Old Chimneys Barbastelle

Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Porter
Diss, England


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Bottle Conditioned;
Rye and Oatmeal Porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (507) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle via eebria. Pitch black, tan head. Chocolate and roasted malts. Medium body, good carbonation. Cocoa powder, dark choc, dark fruit. Long bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2391) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours deep mahogany with a thin cream head. Sweet treacle aroma. The taste has light spice and treacle toffee. Surprisingly little sweetness to it. Some burnt toast. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1416) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle, home, drunk 20th June 2015. Baige lacing. Opaque. Aroma is oats, rye malt and blackcurrants. Some grains and leather. Taste is blackcurrants, licorice, leather, chocolate and Finnish rye bread. Finish is long, silky and blackcurrants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Eebria. Black pour with a light beige head. Coffee, black treacle and chocolate oat aroma. Raisin, dark fruit, sultana, prunes and candied peel. A subtle sourness in there. Dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2913) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
330ml bottle, thanks to blackhaddock. Shared at the Siren Rainbow tasting, Jan 15. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Taste is dubbel-esque dark fruits, rye-tastic but slightly sub-dued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Aroma: cloves, gingerbread, spices, sweet, raisins, chocolate. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: toasted malts, chocolate, dry, bitter, soft carbonation, dry finish. Overall: very nice Porter, amazing aroma, excellent palate, maybe a touch too bitter. Bottle from the brewery via Eebria, Diss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
330ml bottle: BBE Jun 15 (Lot 829). Obtained from the brewery and broached on 26 Jan 15. Black with a dark tanned topping. The nose was sweeter than the semi-sour flavours and although chocolate notes could be found in the aroma dark fruits tastes gave the beer a tart feel and hide whatever sweetness there was or had been. OK, but not what I expected to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee and chocolate, taste is sweet, creamy, toffee, light chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from Eebria [181214]
Dark caramel ruby, frothy beige head, some lacing
Aroma of dark fruits, soft chocolate, dab of plum, mellow, no roast, soft mocha notes
Taste of dark fruity malts, very mellow roasted malts, soft dark chocolate, really nice malts, dab of raisin and plum, quite complex, mellow
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, smooth texture, soft sweet, quite rich. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Delicately made, really nice and mellow, tasty, good porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (436) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. A little thin bodied and fizzy. Fairly rounded and subtle aromas- malty chocolate. Touch of cola. Taste is roasty chocolate. Dry and tartish mouthfeel.

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