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


on tap

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bottle; Unfiltered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (2524) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2520) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1756) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1107) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (969) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MannyGoldberg (175) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1374) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours a viscous, opaque, very dark brown with a short grey-brown head that unfortunately attenuated too quickly; even with a vigorous pour. Dark chocolate fudge brownie, whiskey, vanilla, and coconut aromas. Thick in the palate, but not extraordinarily so. The flavors are a little more subdued than what I’m picking up in the nose. But they are identical.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (1741) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2010. The beer is black with a small medium brown head. Wisps of bubbles after a minute. The aroma is chocolate forward with a strong, rich caramel backbone. Milky chocolate. More milk chocolate in the taste. Excellent caramel sweetness. Nice and rich. Some tobacco character. Very mild acidity, quite good for an aged beer. Little oxidation character for a ~4 year old stout. Mild roast, shows through in the finish. Smooth feel. No real alcohol heat. Some cola in there. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle of 2010 vintage, thanks Gunnar! Aroma is rich and full of chocolate and roast with some light smoke notes. Hints of anise, leather and tobacco. Light dark fruit esters. Pours black with a small, faint, dark mocha head that doesn’t move leaving a thin film on the edges and the center. Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of chocolate complexity. Some medium light roast with some smokey notes. Low notes of tobacco and leather. Medium low dark fruit esters of plums, prunes and dried cherries. Hints of raisins. Some light alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low alcohol. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice beer with a great dark malt character with some balanced smoke notes.The leather and tobacco notes work well without becoming soy sauce. Lots of chocolate without being overly sweet and diabetes-like.

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