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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
this rating is dedicated to Walt. -a great guy, and seeing as life can be cruel and sometimes too short ;)
. I thought i’d break out a really special beer .. .

2007 bottle: thanks to madmitch for this! .. Pours a deep black .. almost no foam .. . a very deep beer- tar, charcoal, chocolate, earth, soil, minerals, cooking chocolate, burnt red wine, and coffee .. . thick full vinous mouth, amazingly complex .. .

a very nice beer, a true sipper and a great beer to pull out, reflect on life, and toast to a great ratebeerian, a true craft beer nut, and just a good person. .. cheers to you Walt!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3159) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle - 2010 vintage, with a huge thanks to a good friend! Pours deep opaque black with a medium dark brown creamy head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma starts to permeate the room upon opening, dark chocolate, deep roasted malts, molasses, dried fruits. Flavor follows suit, with a chocolatey forward, medium sweet backed instantly by big bitterness from the roast, but not really any coffee notes present. Dried fruits, whiskey and prominent molasses play around in there as well. Finish is bitter lingering to the finish, with perhaps just a touch of black liquorice. Full body, silky mouthfeel. Nice beer, definitely up there in stout land.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle courtesy of RichyTheVillan and via Bish and Cotteridge Wines. Sampled and photographed simultaneously with Bish and Dom via Twitter. Wow, stunning beer (no surprises there). Great smell, mouthfeel, flavour, richness and length (honk). Hard to fault really. By reputation it’s the greatest UK beer, in reality that also seems to be true. Magnif. Pairs very well with bananas, in photographs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Phenomenal. Cuddling up in blankets with bears you love in front of open fires. Fuckin cheers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
2010. Wow. Great beer, great event! This beer brings together bananas, kitchens, Rich, Cotteridge Wines, Bish, Danny and all that is good about the Birmingham Beer scene. I love you all, thank you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2013
275 ml bottle shared in a Copenhagen hotel room. Pours pitch black with a small dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, figs, dates, raisins, bitter chocolate, charred wood, vanilla fudge and hints of peat, smoke and coconut. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, prunes, raisins, dark roast coffee, burnt wood, moist soil, vanilla fudge, roasted nuts, bitter chocolate and hints of soy sauce and salty liquorice. Mouthfeel is round, tiny astringent, silky and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dried dark fruits, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and wood. Very nice...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. 2009 version, huge thanks to _angst_. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, figs, raisins, vanilla, cocoa powder, hazelnuts, licorice, dades, some tar, some grapes. Vinous caramel flavor, chocolate, figs and raisins, vanilla, licorice, dades, warming alcohol, grapes, some cocoa powder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (1956) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
2006 vintage Bottle. Massive thanks to Fin. Had this for my 36th Birthday. Black with a tiny ring of white head around the glass rim. Aroma of port. Taste is also of fortified port and Pontefract cake. There are some dark fruits and dark treacle in there too with a touch of alcohol. Oily on the palate, sticky. Excellent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
podol666 (8) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013 does not count
had this beer few weeks ago, not too good but not too bad. Everyone have to try. Over all strong flavoure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 19, 2013
2010 vintage from Beermerchants. Pours pitch black with a big creamy dark chocolate coloured head. Aroma is inviting, complex malty, dark roasted coffee, burnt caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon, just lovely this one. Taste is smooth, light sweet malty, thick as soy sauce, low carbonated. Lovely malty overall,oily mouthfeel, some wood towards the end, well hidden alcohol, a true dessert beer.

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