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


on tap

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (626) - - 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 (478) - 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 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 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 (8537) - 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 (668) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts aroma very pitch black body heavy sweetness, lightly bitter with tons of both sweet, bitter chocolate and coffee taste medium body, oily/creamy texture long and fantastic finish. A very masterpiece. Best IS i had maybe.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nisse666 (3761) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Vertical very thankfull to Craig for sharing this moment and beers cons 2013-04-03 Edinburgh - It didnít fell like it was the same beer... First out 2007: AR: black currant berries, wee chocolate AP: opac black no head F: black currant purť, dark smooth fine chocolate, dark coffey wow very and complex and great brew - one of My top 10... The 2010 was a totally other experiance, very good but not as good as the 2007. 2010: AR: dark bitter rich chocolate, candis AP: opac black, stouthy creme beige head F: rich smooth lovely chocolate, candis

   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.

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