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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACD (626) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (8107) - 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!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - 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 íthe regularí b.a. stout. Amazing brew with lots of taste. Lasting taste, full body, silky, low carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1934) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (3396) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmgreenuk (4230) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (4921) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (5174) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Black as night, red hue, no head. Aroma of chocolate, caramle, roasted malts, red fruits, berries, blueberry, light liquorice (laurierdrop) and vanilla. Sweet flavour, cacao, malts, roasted malts, wood, vanilla, quite fruity. Full body, creamy. Finish chocolate, light coffee, dried red berries and lots of vanilla. Great beer, very balanced, smooth. Aged well, Iíd say itís at itís top at the moment. Best fijn.
(from 33cL bottle @ post-ZZT VIIIb drink, Oirschot 2013, shared by joes. Vintage 2007, brewed 14-11-2007. Thanks a million for sharing Joris and thus completing my 2500!)

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours pure black, half finger tan head, decent lacing. Smell huge oaky toffee and licorice, coco, red fruit, very strong licorice. Taste fudge and smooth vanilla, very sweet, coco, raspberry, cream and roast, bit of a burn on the end. Medium body Very interesting beer, very unique flavor for an imperial stout


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