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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle via trade with Andrew - thanks! Super dark brown pour that looks dense. Full palate. Chocolate and oak, extremely well rounded. Rich but not cloying. Dark fruit in here. Fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2011 bottle shared by BeerandBlues2. Pours very dark brown with a thin, tan head. Tastes like thick syrup, toasted bread, sweet chocolate, and slightly astringent booze. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, chocolate, syrup, and light earth and ash.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle (2011) shared by beerandblues2. Pours dark, cola brown with thin, creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, chocolate, light oak, light port, some fig and raisins. Flavor is roasted and chocolate malts, light booze, light spice, dark fruit esters, and some earthiness; smooth roasted finish with faint notes of dark wine. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2011 Bottle via trade with cgarvieuk. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, earthy and spicy hops, dates and figs, light vanilla, and light paper oxidation. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with alcohol spiciness and light oxidation and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle (2011 version) @home. Pours black and thick with a dark brown thin-ish head, superb lacing. Nose is chocolate, red wine, oak, vanilla, sherry/port, dark fruits, cherry, plum and licorice and i would imagine many more that i just did not get. The taste is more of the same, the alcohol is big but its warming not burning. It has a sweet but not overly so finish, hugely complex but with a balance that is wonderful. In fact this could have just been a one word comment, Wonderful.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Consider me highly unimpressed. The nose has a nice richness of cocoa/roast but the flavor is really heavy on oak and fruity notes, making it kinda a confusion of a thing, like a dark Belgian strong ale that sat in a fresh oak barrel with some cocoa nibs. But the flavors aren’t nearly as pleasant as I’d hope for in a really fruity stout like this. Huge thanks to CGarvie, as this was a longtime megawant and I’m extremely grateful to have tried it, but it’s definitely not my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
Flaske 0,275l. Gave fra Fin&Loz. Svart. Flott mokkafarget skum som varer en liten stund. Ingen lacing. God aroma av mandler & frukt. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er syrlig frukt, sjokolade og lakris. Innholdsrik. En ekstra porsjon sjokolade i avslutninga. Veldig bra øl - som hadde eldes med verdighet: Drukket 3 år etter utløpsdato. Kveldens høydare. Another thank you to Fin&Loz. Deltok med denne i Mass Online Tasting 3 Des 13.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3010) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Wanted to try this for ages so cheers to Paul for this one. Pours black with a very sticky tan rim. Nose is pure dark chocolate, sweet vanilla bean, balanced liquorice and loads of dark fruits. Taste is fudge like caramel and chocolate with some spice, aniseed and doughy bread. Plenty nutty with nice oak characteristics. Touch boozy with a dry and powdery feel to it. Very clean and smooth finish. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
2/II/14 - 275ml bottle @ Vintage Tasting, Brugs Bierfestival - brewed: 16/XI/09, BB: 16/XI/19 (2014-160) Thanks to the person who contributed this bottle!

Clear dark beige to black beer, creamy beige irregular head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, some banana, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: quite some banana, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol, mocha, dark chocolate, little sour. Aftertaste: dried fruits, chocolate, coffee, caramel, red berries, little sweet, fudge, bit of overripe banana. Very nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
2011 on the bottle. Pour is jet black with a small amount of very tight caramel brown head. Nose is full and well balanced, lots of oak with hints of vanilla and a nice brownie batter aroma. A bit of booze in the back. Taste has much less barrel, a sweetness in back that wasn’t there in the nose. Light wood, some rich malt mid palate and berry sweetness takes over. Very full bodied with a boozy finish linger and fairly assertive carbonation. Quite a dry finish with a touch of sweetness lingering.


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