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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
allmyvinyl (3351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
275ml bottle from cgarvieuk - Cheers Craig! Pours very dark brown with a good, tan head. Vanilla and chocolate aromas, dark chocolate, sherry and dark fruit. Taste brings all this together, with a hint of whisky, oak, more chocolate & sherry/rich red wine. Mmm. Full body, creamy and smooth, long finish. Just cracking stuff. Great sipper on a cold night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle mail order from Old Chimneys, into an Affligem glass. Black, viscous, oily and with no head. Malty, boozy, light roast aroma, lovely. Roasty aftertaste, lightly bitter, complex. Delicious sipping rocket fuel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACD (636) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2013
275ml bottle (2011). Oily black pour, thin crown of tan froth. Beautiful aroma of chocolate, light vanilla, gorgeously sweet oakiness, roasted malt and loads of dark fruit. Taste is wonderfully luxurious: all the chocolate, dark fruit and sweet vanilla tinged oak combine perfectly. Roasted malt is big and fortifying. Really juicy dark fruits. Lingering oak and chocolate. Velvety. It's not just the new school of British brewing making incredible beer - this is stunning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma of malts, lightly roasted malts, lightly smoke and wood. Taste malts, slightly peat, slightly smoke, nicely bitter, roasty, liquor and wood. Oily texture, full body, soft carbonation. Lovely beer. Huge thanks to jmgreenuk for getting me this beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4019) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
2011 version @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small brown head. Smells roasty, full grain bread, wood, nuts, slightly smokey, slightly salty. Nice! Tastes sweet, slightly fruity, smoked, forrest fruits, chocolate, coffee.. Amazing blend of flavours.. Quite a change from ’the regular’ b.a. stout. Amazing brew with lots of taste. Lasting taste, full body, silky, low carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1987) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a murky jet black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, roast, caramel and oak. Taste is malty, thick and chewy. Solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
275 ml. bottle. Thanks Kirk! Pours black with a decent reddish brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, wood, and a touch of coffee. One of the best!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmgreenuk (4350) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Poured an oily deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, creamy caramel and a little alcohol too. The flavour is strong bitter with a creamy liqourice bitter slightly fruity acoholic palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. A creamy mouthfeel with a long bitter finish. A truly heartwarming beer. Track it down if you can. This beer is really worth it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared massive thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours black with a medium beige to brown head. Aroma of caramel, whiskey, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Fudge and a load of oak coming out in the palate along with the aspects from the aroma. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. This is a beer that lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (5258) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Big thanks. Finally got to try it. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth ris. Well balanced and complex imperial stout. Very nice.

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