RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Unfiltered.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrelbelly (702) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Black with small head. Slightly smoked, sweet with roasted bitter aftertaste. Chocolate thick mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1770) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Like pitch black in the glass. Small head. A small lace that stays. Good roasted and smoked malts, the smoke is not to present, what makes a big plus for me. Good bittersweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (476) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Pours with a brown lively head that dies down to a foamy layer. Aroma is coffee, dates, figs and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dates, roast malts and light coffee, caramelised sugar with a slight tartness. The mix of tart and sweet makes this very more-ish. Delicous.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (2277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Beersiveknown (European swap 7.0), thank you Steve. Pours dark brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, plums, roasted malt, alcohol, sweet. Taste is sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, plums, bit overcarbonated, raisins, dark fruit. What a beer, sorry Cuso, I "had to" share IT with my sister. Great sweet coffee finish. Very enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Oh, well hello bottle of 2011. (Thanks Colin!) A: Dark black color with a cappuccino head. N: Coffee, molasses, cocoa, char, campfires, milk chocolate, some bandaid/phenol. Licorice as well. T: Smokey, sweet, and not much bitterness otherwise. M: Oily, heavy body. Carbed just enough to stop from killing the palate. O: Huge IRS with substantial smokiness - which I very much appreciate. A bottle of 2008 Abyss was opened in connection, and the two are very similar in profile and texture. So good; I would like some more, please.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2230) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to rich the villan. Black good tan head. Aroma is liquorice molasses roasted malts taste same some coffee fruitcake nice long bitter finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. Very good this

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Rating #1200. Thanks to Theydon_Bois for trading me this. Looking forward to try this beer. Pours black with almost no head. The aroma has lots of roasted malts, some vanilla, toffee, lots of dry oak, liquorice, deep sweet figs and dates and I wanna say sweet bourbon but it is probably the oak and the sweetness which is messing with me. Taste is quite roasted, yet sweet with notes of dry wood, deep oak, caramel, toffee, vanilla, leather and overall slick as well. Really a good beer that is unique in many ways!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
2011 bottle Pours pitch black with a dark, short lasting, fizzy head. Aroma is both dry and sweet and burned sugar, wooden notes, vinous fruityness, toffee, light roast, hints of vanilla, salmiak and licorice. Very complex aroma for sure! Not crazy powerfull though. Massive taste with sweet toffee, wooden and roasted bitterness, slight milk chocolaty sweetness. Very sticky and full bodied. Medium carb. Really nice and complex beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (620) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin light brown edge. Aromas of sweet dark fruits, raisins, licorice, some coffee beans, vanilla, caramel candy, toffee. Taste is pretty licorice up front, lots of dry oaky notes, toffee, sweet dark fruits, some chocolate and coffee notes.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MannyGoldberg (165) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
2012 vintage. Finally getting around to rating this one. Pours jet black with a huge amount of viscosity. Light brown foamy head which retreats fairly quickly. Aroma is chocolate, fruits, some vanilla, oak. Taste is all of the above with long, lingering velvety notes. Mouthfeel is incredibly full and luxurious. Tastes better than I expected it to even with the high placing on here.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 41


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50