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


on tap

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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bottle; Unfiltered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2010
275 ml bottle, 2006. My 1500th rating! Dark brown with a tan splotch. Nose is fudge brownie, oak and plum. Soft and creamy medium body with a whisper of carb. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, a touch of molasses, mocha and sherry. Zesty citrus juice, lightly sweet sour, adds some balance. Alcohol barely noticeable; more apparent in the aroma. Lingering oak, coconut and peel. A great stout that doesn’t overwhelm. Quite impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2902) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting] Sweet black molasses aroma with some burnt almond and vanilla. Oily black with no top. Slightly salty, smooth, velvety molasses flavour with sweet pumpernickel and not a lick of ethanol. Thick body and sweet but not cloying; low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2007 bottle. Pours a dark, rich black-brown colour from which no light may escape. Nearly flat on the pour with a hint of brown head. Crazy strong aroma of bourbon and oak with rock sugar and vanilla. This may be the finest stout aroma I have ever experienced. The flavour is well balanced with lighter vanilla bourbon, green grapes, milk chocolate, and some nice roasted malt and earthy hops to finish. As much as I do enjoy the flavour, it is just a touch thin for the style. However, I am amazed at how well the alcohol is concealed and the balance between sweet and sour flavours. A very fine brew that is a real pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle of the 2007. Black pour with little head. Dense, multi-layered aroma of smoke, dark chocolate liqueur, whiskey, vanilla, espresso and charcoal. Flavor is very lightly sweet, surprisingly dry, really, and not quite as multi-dimensional. Hints of scotch, charcoal, dried licorice root. Elegant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2009
One of the darkest beers I’ve ever seen with no head, thick and rich looking. Big Rich vine smell some roast malt and alchohol too. Red fruit and some whisky. Very rich and fruity on the tongue, chocolately, strong coffee bitterness mixed with sweet red fruit and red wine. Some vanilla and alcohol warming. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Vintage 2006. Brewed 14.11.06. Best before 14.11.11. Very dark brown. Leathery date and fig aroma. Sweet, vinous Christmas cake taste, oily, syrupy and intensely approachable. Leaves a warming glow in the stomach after the first sip and a general feeling of ease and well-being after the second. This is seriously good, and so it should be for about four quid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2009
Colore nero,abbondante schiuma cremosa, che cala velocemente. Meraviglioso profumo, malto tostato, cioccolato, cuoio e forse formaggio. Buona consistenza del corpo, volume in bocca perfetta, caramello e sapore di cioccolato, vaniglia, liquirizia, cuoio, qualche acidità.Decisamente ottima.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009 Beige head. Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate with a crisp and slightly bitter whisky and coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1697) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour... very dark brown with some light shining ’round the edges (when held to the light) and no head. Nose... dark raisins, brown sugar and garden bonfire. palate... smoky, phenolic, tangy, coating, rustic, wet earth, tobacco, Christmas pudding, dark chocolate and a lengthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Big thanks to Craig aka cgarvieuk for this gift. Enjoyed in an alley by The Halfway House, Edinburgh. 2006 bottle. Deep dark black pour, khaki head. Boozy, roasty, hints of soy, chocolate, dark fruit. Like a boozy Rolo. Very good

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