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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
This bottle founds itís way to Santee, California from England via Scottland, DLD, Ohio, and to me. Wow! alot of work but worth it. Pours dark with no head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, and wood. Flavors were much the same. Very nice.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (901) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
275ml bottle. Brewed 09.11.2011. Pours a very dark brown-black with a brown head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer and aroma of malt, light roasted, molasses, honey, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sweet roasted malt, peaty, chocolate, fig, brown sugar, dark fruits, toffee, coffee, leather, woody oak, light grassy. Silky smooth and slighty oily mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, warming finish. Complex, balanced, very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - APR 16, 2014
2010 bottle from PaulUnwin, thanks
Pours dark brown with a medium sized dark brown head and some lacing. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, sweet malts, woody and leather. Flavors are thick and silky chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, molasses and oak
Wow, this is great. I could sip on this all night. No alcohols at all, easy drinking but Iím trying to make it last.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Light chocolate roast, sweet fruit on nose, taste is rich chocolate, vanilla, huge dark fruits, berries, sweet, light toffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 April 11, 2014 - bottle shared by BVery. Dark brown pour with some head. Aroma was dark fruit, some chocolate and wood. Taste was consistent with aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle via trade with Andrew - thanks! Super dark brown pour that looks dense. Full palate. Chocolate and oak, extremely well rounded. Rich but not cloying. Dark fruit in here. Fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1609) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2011 bottle shared by BeerandBlues2. Pours very dark brown with a thin, tan head. Tastes like thick syrup, toasted bread, sweet chocolate, and slightly astringent booze. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, chocolate, syrup, and light earth and ash.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3047) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle (2011) shared by beerandblues2. Pours dark, cola brown with thin, creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, chocolate, light oak, light port, some fig and raisins. Flavor is roasted and chocolate malts, light booze, light spice, dark fruit esters, and some earthiness; smooth roasted finish with faint notes of dark wine. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2011 Bottle via trade with cgarvieuk. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, earthy and spicy hops, dates and figs, light vanilla, and light paper oxidation. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with alcohol spiciness and light oxidation and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle (2011 version) @home. Pours black and thick with a dark brown thin-ish head, superb lacing. Nose is chocolate, red wine, oak, vanilla, sherry/port, dark fruits, cherry, plum and licorice and i would imagine many more that i just did not get. The taste is more of the same, the alcohol is big but its warming not burning. It has a sweet but not overly so finish, hugely complex but with a balance that is wonderful. In fact this could have just been a one word comment, Wonderful.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (1230) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Consider me highly unimpressed. The nose has a nice richness of cocoa/roast but the flavor is really heavy on oak and fruity notes, making it kinda a confusion of a thing, like a dark Belgian strong ale that sat in a fresh oak barrel with some cocoa nibs. But the flavors arenít nearly as pleasant as Iíd hope for in a really fruity stout like this. Huge thanks to CGarvie, as this was a longtime megawant and Iím extremely grateful to have tried it, but itís definitely not my thing.


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