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


on tap

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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
275mL bottle, bottled 9.11.2005, courtesy of Doppelganger. Thanks, Casey!! Pours a very dark, oily chocolate-brown color; just a touch of browned light at the edges; nice amounts of heaviness and viscosity. Lots of dense, roasted / charred malts, bitter dark chocolate, and very softly integrated bourbon / whiskey character in the aroma; viscous, dried dark fruits and caramel; nice nose, really nice. Full mouthfeel: lots of milk and dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts (very lightly charred on the edges; nothing rough), and intensely, sweet caramel and dried fruit goodness; notes of caramel apple; bourbon / whiskey character is softly integrated into a very creamy, velvety imperial stout character (nice to see an English imperial stout that actually tastes like one); toasty oak, vanilla and creamy bourbon character; lightly carbonated, velvety presence in the mouth; just a gorgeous beer overall: incredibly soft, complex, beautifully blended. Caramel apples, chocolate, and soft bourbon. Touches of licorice. Lengthy finish: lots of lightly toasted malts, nougat, and caramel; despite those notes, nicely dry overall at the far end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2008
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma is extremely malty and heavily roasted with clear notes of oak and whisky. Tones of coffee, dark bread, dark chocolate, tar, asphalt, figs, prunes and vanilla is also present. The flavour is heavily malty with tones of coffee and dark bitter chocolate alongside undertones of vanilla-ish oak and sweet dark fruits like prunes and figs. The mouthfeel is very oily, soft and smooth with dry finish. The aftertaste brings notes of asphalt, tar and tannin-ish oak. Full bodied. Fantastic!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
2005 - Black, black body with a creamy brown head; Incredible nose, complex deep and incredibly balanced, indescribable amounts of notes in a perfect balance, VERY rarely seen alike; Super soft, full velvety body, amazing but not perfect, it has a fine sour touch but it doesnt seem to fit perfectly with the soft texture and the slight sweetness; Long finish with much of the same as the main body, both its good and its bad. Some of the old school UK touches are there and I love them! Thanks..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
(Bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of spiced rum, bourbon, oak, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, bourbon, wood, chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
Bottled @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2008. Black as pitch with a small tan head. Really wonderfull and well balanced with notes of smoke, caramel, coffee, chocolate, burnt malt, wood and a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
Bottled@RBESG Grand Tasting 2008
Pitch black color, small tan head. Oaky vanilla aroma. Licoricey, vanilla, some fudge, oak. Very nice liquerish palate. Some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Huge thanks to Magic_Dave for this one. Thanks, Tom. The beer pours black but holds a few ruddy dark brown highlights. The head looks like a tiarimisu/parfait affair with discernible layers in its thumb thick mocha coloring. The aroma is pretty woody with a lot of vinous, whiskey and dark fruit notes. Mild vanilla and pineapple notes appear as well. Very thick mouthfeel, but a somewhat mild flavor profile. Nothing burns with alcohol or bites with bitterness. It is soft, fat, round and chocolaty. Certainly, there is some strong alcohol, but it blends nicely and reminds me of a chocolate liqueur. Gets a little hotter with alcohol and whiskey notes and sweet plump ripe dark fruits. Very refined and nuanced. Doesn’t hit you over the head and in fact may have the smoothest finish of any Imperial Stout I have had. Certainly that I can recall. It’s very nice for sure and I suspect I might like it more NOT aged in the oak barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Smell is bourbon, wood, malts, chocolate, and alcohol. Black with tinges of brown in color with a light tan colored head. Oily feel. Taste is malty, sweetish, some coffee, bourbon notes, oak, and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malts, wooden sourness, some chocolate and vanilla. Flavour is the same along with some warming alcohol feeling as well as mild coffee in the finish. A very balanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3933) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
RBESG08 Grand Tasting
Black body. Coffee and bourbon in the nose, very sweet malty taste, bourbon and chocolate again I guess. The taste wasn’t flashy but I thought that it was great anyway.

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