Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 382   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
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
12oz bottle. huge thanks to craig for getting the chance to try this.....pours a deep dark brown with reddish hues around the edges with absolutely no head....aroma of dark chocolate, ash, and burnt wood, slight woodiness..... soft but still very smooth with emphasis on wood sweet dark toffee and a ashy cigar after taste. could have used a little more body but i think it kind of works overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
Thanks to CGarvieUK for this one, pours deep, thick and black with ring of a tan head. The nose is huge with dark berries, chocolate, vinous fruits and alcohol. Flavor is the same in complexity with a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1182) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
(bottle shared by Stine, thanks Eben!) Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is a unique mix of berries, chocolate, hints of port, that is coupled with vanilla, charcoal, and a hint of booze as well. The taste is strong of chocolate, roasted malt that is bordering on being harsh with hints of green pepper. There is also a nice vinous quality here that is mixed with some vanilla. The beer finishes lightly smoky and lingers well after drinking. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. This is infinitely better than the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2009
275m bottle vintage 2006. BB 14.11.2001. Dark fruit, vanilla, molasses, sulfur, alcohol initially on the nose. Some vinous aromas. Dark, melted chocolate. Maybe a touch of soy. Not too much wood presence. Maybe some amaretto. Pours a very pretty, still dark brown with beautiful cherrywood highlights. Flavor is very pleasant. Not to over the top in any respect, but well balanced the whole way through. Chocolate, cocoa, toffee, caramel, a bit of fresh vanilla wood tannin. Slightly spicy, plenty of thick, but never cloying malt. Very little hop presence. Slick and creamy mouth feel without ever being aggressive or over the top in any way. A well crafted impy for sure. Thanks Eben!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2006. Auburn edged black. Molasses and blackberry aroma. Bourbon is obvious in vanilla french toast, and coconut. Warmly toasted malt flavors.

Calm, textured flavor of nougat, blueberries, honey, and red wine. Itís soft and detailed. A lot to find. Sumptuous, silky, chocolate malt flavors; satisfyingly complicated while being reserved enough to not arrest the senses.

Medium-full palate; velvety. Finishes somewhat dryly with some cocoa-like bitterness in the end. Really a lovely show of restraint and complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle. Dark and poured with a small head. Port like flavours fill your mouth then a combination of spices roll around your mouth. I bought this directly fromthe brewery and was recommended to share it with a friend. I didnít and are very glad that I kept it to myself! Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Sampled on 2/7/2009. Thanks to Phil for sharing this one. This Imperial Stout pours an eclipse black color from the bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, vanilla and oak. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, with some vanilla and oak. The hops are earthy. Nice balance between the oak, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Very smooth tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle shared by PhilL at Bistro DIPA festival. Aroma like a floral imperial stout. Full bodied. Mild carbonation. Flavor is very darkly malty with mild hop. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
From PhilLís bottle at Bistro DIPA Fest. This dark brown ale poured without a head, emitting a chocolate aroma. The flavor is roasted malt with chocolate and a hint of coffee and a little carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle 2006 vintage shared by PhilL poured a clody dark reddish brown with no head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruit and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, coffee, light smoke and some vinous notes with a smooth lingering oaky bittersweet finish.

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