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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: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4769) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Sticky molasses, toffee and some dark chocolate. Deep inky brown black with a light brown head. Dark roast, berry notes, light bitterness and a long chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (251) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2011 vintage, 275 ml bottle courtesy of DocJitsu (Thanks Dennis!) . Pours black with a thin tan head. Oily with decent legs. Dark brown hues. Aromas of big bourbon and oak. Dark Fruits, char and barley. Taste is a bit more subdued than the nose suggests. Sweet molasses, dark fruits, bourbon, dry oak, char.....almost more in barley wine territory. Slightly hot finish, moderate bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium-heavy bodied. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (949) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
275ml bottle at home. 2012 vintage. Thick black colour with deep tan head. Aroma has toasted malt and chocolate. The taste has chocolate too but with drak fruits.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (182) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 275cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a pitch black oily beer with a dark beige head which last a few minutes. Aroma is powerful malty dried (dark fruits). Much more rounded that the standard version but with no oaky hints to hint at being barrel aged. Hugely skilful arrangement of flavours and predominant sweetness which complements the massive mouthfeel perfectly. Hugely impressive and one of the best imperial stouts I have tried - in fact probably the best non-bourbon barrel aged one I have tried. Close to perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrelbelly (646) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Black with small head. Slightly smoked, sweet with roasted bitter aftertaste. Chocolate thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Like pitch black in the glass. Small head. A small lace that stays. Good roasted and smoked malts, the smoke is not to present, what makes a big plus for me. Good bittersweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (112) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Pours with a brown lively head that dies down to a foamy layer. Aroma is coffee, dates, figs and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dates, roast malts and light coffee, caramelised sugar with a slight tartness. The mix of tart and sweet makes this very more-ish. Delicous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Beersiveknown (European swap 7.0), thank you Steve. Pours dark brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, plums, roasted malt, alcohol, sweet. Taste is sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, plums, bit overcarbonated, raisins, dark fruit. What a beer, sorry Cuso, I "had to" share IT with my sister. Great sweet coffee finish. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (903) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Oh, well hello bottle of 2011. (Thanks Colin!) A: Dark black color with a cappuccino head. N: Coffee, molasses, cocoa, char, campfires, milk chocolate, some bandaid/phenol. Licorice as well. T: Smokey, sweet, and not much bitterness otherwise. M: Oily, heavy body. Carbed just enough to stop from killing the palate. O: Huge IRS with substantial smokiness - which I very much appreciate. A bottle of 2008 Abyss was opened in connection, and the two are very similar in profile and texture. So good; I would like some more, please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1642) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to rich the villan. Black good tan head. Aroma is liquorice molasses roasted malts taste same some coffee fruitcake nice long bitter finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. Very good this

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