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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (999) - - JUL 20, 2012
2009 vintage. Pours jet black, no head. Aroma is a box of dark chocolate covered raisins, wood, leather. Taste is dark chocolate covered raspberries, vanilla, chilies in the finish. Drinks as smooth as satin. God bless this brewery.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (711) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. This is an absolutely fabulous beer. Pitch dark, with lots of woody bourbon aroma and lots of sweet flavour. One of my favourites!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Aromas of chocolate, christmas pudding, bread, raisin, black cola like body hazy with a thin head, flavours of christmas pudding, plums, raisins, full body, thick feel. this is the best.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
glengroudle (1) - - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
I admit to being a fan of strong dark beers and this is the tops, Never, never, never drink this masterpiece chilled, drink at room temperature. For complete enjoyment, pour slowly into large jug in one pour leaving sediment behind, I know it will be hard but leave it for an hour, then pour into bulbous glass, I often use a Douglas Scotch Ale thistle glass. ENJOY. It may of course be kept for up to 10 years, can you leave it that long ???

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
2009 bottle with husband. Black as night, no head or carbonation. Smells like rich berries and dark chocolate. Tastes like chocolate, berries, and fruit cake. Really viscous. A treat!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 RBSG 2007; Rating 2300. Chris_o brought this bottle over to share. Apparently the only way to get this beer is to trek to the brewery and basically get it from the hand of the brewer himself. You are a saint for having brought this. Black color with no head. Great aroma of molasses and brown sugar. The tasteÖ god the tasteÖ slightly burnt and roasted malts, very salty (almost like bacon), rum and a little oak. Feels like velvet. This is probably a solid tan head away from becoming a new number one for me. The sad part is, I only had a few sips, and Iíll probably never have it again. I am going to go cry in a much inferior beer. 8/4/9/5/20

Brewed 13.11.2008; Opened 10.2.2015. In 2011, Cgarvieuk was a kind enough soul to trade two bottles of this to me. I waited forever for the right moment to final open one. Writing a brewery business plan was the time. Thanks, Craig. Jet black color with wisps of a head. Huge aroma of oak and vanilla. Very rummy with molasses notes. Pronounced alcohol, despite the age. The flavor... Merciful Odin the flavor... Strong, sweet malt. Big vanilla. Suggestive of bourbon, even though it was in virgin oak. Light chocolate. Plenty of molasses and brown sugar. Alcohol is ridiculously hidden. Hints of bitterness from barley, but this is incredibly port-like. Thick, velvety body. Some almost vinous, raw oak as it warms. This is just friggin glorious. 9/4/10/5/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2007
It is hard to put into words my feelings for this beer. From the moment I saw it in the glass I was drooling, and I still drool now nearly 6 months down the track thinking about it. I have loved licorice ever since I was a young boy, with especially a fondness for licorice ice cream. Seeing this beer in the glass it just looked like liquid licorice, and on having a whiff my delight escalated in realising it was there in substance. There were also some delicious chocolate notes and a touch of soy sauce. On tasting it was exceptionally smooth, with some lovely sweet and roasted malt. At the time of tasting this it was by far and away the best beer I ever had, although the very next beer bridged that gap slightly (Mikkeller Black Hole). It will take an utterly amazing beer to depose this from the top of my list.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2006 Bottle from Craig. Thanks! Black pour wtih barely any head at all. Aroma is great. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, prunes, and toffee on the nose. Wow, then the flavor...amazing. Vanilla, bourbon, raisins, prunes, dates, brown sugar, oak, and a hint of Columbian coffee. Wow what a beer!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1396) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
Wow. This is something else. The aroma is very interesting. Reminiscent of whisky; oak, spices and alcohol. The taste is chocolate; whisky, leather, roasted malts, herbs and spices. A really fascinating beer. Iím pretty blown away by how epic this is. Itís probably the closest thing that the UK has to a true Belgian quad. High praise indeed. A mindblowing classic beer. I am loving this. Thanks for the persistant recomendation from The Cad; Mes, Reakt and anyone else Iíve forgotten. What took me so long??? I donít know....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Pours amazingly thick, wonderful coconut and dark fruits aroma. Slick mouthful and full of flavour. Possibly the best imperial stout I have ever had

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