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Old Chimneys Black Rat

Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Sweet Stout
Diss, England


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask and bottle conditioned.
Full-bodied with much roast character.
Ingredients: Pale malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, lactose. Fuggles and Challenger hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scottishchris (507) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle via eebria. Pours like a Coke. Fruit and light milky coffee nose. Medium body, lively carbs. Malts, coffee. Dry finish. Fine but not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. From Eebria ages ago. 9 months out of date. Clear, very dark red. Big, bubbly head, that settles into a lasting film of tan. Lots of fizz to this. Nose has ripe plum. Milk chocolate. Soft vine fruit. Some earthy, charred wood to it, too. Taste is dry. Very earthy. Loads of fizz. I must say I don’t like stouts with too much fizz. Finishes mostly dry. Ok. Should have drunk this a year ago, so I can’t be too unkind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours deep mahogany, almost black with a good beige head. The aroma is pleasant with plenty of sweet coffee. The taste has light spice before pleasant coffee in the finish along with a touch of ash. A little thin perhaps, but otherwise a very decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15383) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle brought into Alounak. Pours deep brown with a monstrous, mountainous mocha head that fills the glass and just lingers. The nose holds some dusty cocoa, burnt leaves, earth. Light-medium sweet flavor with notes of sugary milk chocolate, ripe cherries, burnt grain, toast, minimal bitterness. Light bodied with lovely carbonation. Finishes sweet and a little sticky, with notes of simple chocolate, roast, slight mocha, vanilla ice cream, bread, dried semi-dark fruits. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Eebria. Black pour, no head. Licorice, chocolate and treacle toffee aroma. Toffee, treacle and cinnamon flavour. Sweet action. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma: milk acid, some toasted malts, dark chocolate. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: turning light bitter, toasted malts and chocolate again, some sweetness remaining, light body, flat carbonation. Overall: average Sweet Stout, nice, but nothing too exciting. Bottle from the brewery via Eebria, Diss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
500ml bottle conditioned (4.5% ABV): BBE 11-2015. Picked up from the brewery and brought home to drink. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 10th Jan 15, the last beer in a personal ’random beer tasting’ with myself. Black bodied with a rich, deep, foaming tanned head. Roasted malt nose and taste, chocolate front with coffee close behind in the flavour stakes, a mild yeastiness just below the semi-sweet surface. Very mild bitterness finishes each sip after the milk chocolate flavours slowly die away: nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from eebria courtesy of stravale, cheers David
Dark loamy brown with beige head, acidic fruity berry nose with licorice and cola nose. Lively carbonation, moderate body, coffee, dry earth, toast, sultana chocolate. Brief Dry toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from Eebria [191214]
Pitch black, big frothy tan head
Aroma of roasted malts, dark malts, soft yeast, soft burnt notes
Taste of roasted malts, smooth dark malts, slight burnt note, bit nutty, soft dark chocolate, bit of an earthy note, yeast
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth, light sweet. Finish of soft dark malts.
Overall - Nice smooth milk stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, taste is sweet, creamy, light roast.

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