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


on tap

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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bottle; Unfiltered.

onystrom's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - DEC 3, 2011
2008 edition. Courtesy of Torben Mathews. I had a whole bottle to myself :-) Black color with almost no head. Very rich flavor with dark chocolate and licorice. A hint of whisky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saeglopur (1178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 18, 2015
275 ml bottle, 2011 vintage, from a trade with Garrold, many thanks Gary for this big want!
Black body, with a small, dense, creamy, dark, coffee colored head.
Wonderful, smooth aroma of oak, dark chocolate, cocoa, coconut, smooth espresso, some toffee, subtle dark and dried fruits.
Taste is also delicious and very smooth, with melting dark chocolate, espresso, dark and dried fruits, cocoa powder, oak, coconut, toffee, some liquorice, subtle alcohol.
Perfect, full, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, a bit alcohol warming, quite dry, wooden, with cocoa, some coffee, some liquorice

Amazing! One of the smoothest and most balanced high ABV beers I’ve ever had. Really complex, but feels so simple at the same time, every aroma in its right place, leading to a round, creamy, very comfortable sipper. My favourite Imperial Stout so far, close to perfection!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MichaelAwesome (5920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2015
Absoluter Knaller, der im Grunde wie Sirup runtergeht und gewisse Eigenschaften deren aufweist. Super süffig, dick, voller Früchte, leicht süß, stark und gleichzeitig mild. Erinnert mich an Grütze, die locker gemacht wurde und der Alkohol und Seele hinzugefügt worden ist. Knaller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McTapps (5934) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from BenH, many thanks! The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth head and very smooth body. Aroma of oak, rum, wine, plums and chocolate. Taste of intense chocolate, coffee, rum, barrels, oak, dried fruits, plums. Very smooth to drink, highly delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dad’s for the half marathon tasting (thanks Leighton!). Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast, huge cocoa, chocolate, warm wood. Long smokey roast, warm chocolate. Long chocolate, roast, cocoa.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (365) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
275 mL bottle to a Kate the Great snifter. 2009 vintage, brewed 11/16/2009 (a), whatever the (a) means. Huge thanks to Paul for this bottle. Viscous looking black with almost no bubbles until I begin to pour into the glass vertically. A mocha ring around the beer with some lovely legs. Easily one of the most compelling stouts I’ve ever smelled. Chocolate malt and probably the two most dominant aromas, but dark fruits pierce through with oak and a slight smokiness that adds an earthy complexity that is just wonderful. Perhaps the nose was a high standard to set. It lacks a bit of the refinement of the aroma. Oak immediately permeates a dark chocolate flavor that becomes bitter and smokey as it lingers. The oak dominates the aftertaste, giving it a slight astringent and vinous character. I feel it’s a touch thin. Maybe the oak makes it feel that way. Low carbonation helps simulate some body. It would be unfair to say I was let down by the taste, but it just smells so wonderful. The flavors are all there in the taste, but at different proportions from the aroma. If it lived up to the nose, it would be one of the best stouts out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Black, small tan head. 2009 side by side with 2012. Boozy bourbon aroma. Coats my mouth with chocolate, bourbon, and a hint of licorice. 12 has much higher carbonation, more licorice. Very nice,.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (662) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Big thanks to Leighton. Pours a deep brown black, med brown head. Aroma is deep sweet malt, bourbon, raisin, prune, chocolate, cocoa nib. Flavor is big smooth bourbon chocolate cake, prune and dark fruits, big sweet. Full body, exceptionally smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (322) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
275ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2011 vintage thanks to cgarvieuk. Pours deep brown almost black with a small brown head. Aroma is oak, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malt, leather, chocolate and vanilla. Flavour is sweet, slightly bitter with some woody tannin. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Thanks Bobby and Colin. Deep black color with a khaki head. A whole or roast, cocoa, and licorice. Some oak, soy, and a lot of red grape. Big time fruits. Flavor is a little on the sweet and fruity side. Cocoa, licorice, and grape jelly on the tongue. Nice burnt sugar on the palate. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3496) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Black pour with a thin and tight mocha head. Awesome rich oakiness with notes of vanilla and toasted coconut that blend beautifully with mild dark fruits, subtle coffee, brown sugar and toffee. The roastiness and touches of smoke and tannins keep this from getting too sweet. Amazing creamy and silky mouthfeel. Truly one of the best Imperial Stouts Ive tasted.

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