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Old Chimneys Black Rat

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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Sweet Stout
Diss, England

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and bottle conditioned.
Full-bodied with much roast character.
Ingredients: Pale malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, lactose. Fuggles and Challenger hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2309) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1840) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4556) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3635) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2391) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, taste is sweet, creamy, light roast.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimpgibbon (397) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Black wee head. Very very light malt, touch of milk chocolate, hint of fruit fragrance, dab of dairy. Taste is super mild - again light on the malts, diluted cola, hint of funkiness. Very thin mouthfeel, in fact a touch thin on all fronts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Eebria; pitch black pour with a bubbly dark tan head, light malt aroma, taste has milk chocolate, light roast, hint of lactose sweetness. Light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2717) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan. Black beer with tan head. Aroma is lightroasted malts. Taste Iis roasted malts, a touch of sweetness and ash. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5442) - 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.


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