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Old Chimneys Black Rat

Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Sweet Stout
Diss, England


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery via eebria. Pours black with a thick tan head head. Aromas of milk chocolate, light roast coffee. Taste is sweet, light liquorice. Velvety mouthfeel, quite rich, but strangely thin at the end. Good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle at home, from Eebria, 03/05/14. Black with a good sized tan covering that dissipates but retains. Nose is roast malt, earthy cocoa, light spice, dark toffee fudge. Taste is a little thinner, less cocoa, liqourice stick, light tobacco and leather tones, faint roast. Light to medium bodied, a little watery and thin, light dryness in the close. Ok - but nothing special, looks and smells good but falls away on the flavour and feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
BB 02/15. Pours a dark brown ruby black with a light tan head. Nice milky choc, light coffee, woody aroma, slightly grassy too. Light body, thin, mild carbonation. Watery. And the milky chocolate is of the candy chemical variety... Not much else beyond that - a hint of coffee, some bits and pieces, lemon, toast, but its so watery. Poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2290) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 4.5% Deep dark brown colour on the body, one shade lighter before called black. One finger of thick beige head, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malts, light coffee. Taste of liquorice, a touch of lactic sourness, roasted malts, light bitterness on the aftertaste. Thin body, good carbonation. Overall okay beer, goes smoothly down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a dark mahogany with a glass hugging off white head. The aroma is weak malt with a little sweet creamy milk. The flavour is medium bitter with a slightly watery spicy pepper milky palate. A super milk stout and one I could easily drink all night long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Sweet. Some chocolate. Very nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Lactose and a touch of smoke coming out in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1870) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Pours opaque black, thin off white head. Nose is lactic, plastic, milky coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate. Taste is cold hot chocolate, milky coffee, minerally. Body quite thin and on the watery side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Moderate malty and smoked aroma. Large creamy, light brown head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear dark brown body. Light bitter and smoked flavor. Medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Creamy light brown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma.. Some roasted notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter nice roasted finish. Oily palate.

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