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


on tap

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
"The colour and deep luscious flavour derive largely from roasted barley."
Bottled by hand.
Cask version 9.0%

EdKing's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle from Old Chimneys. Pours thin black, dark brown at the edges and tan brown head, which dissipates quickly. Nose is plumy pruney dark fruit, fairly potent alcohol. Possibly some chocolate behind all that. Taste is dark chocolate, then dark fruit: prune, raisin, stewed plum. Roasted bitterness. Wow, finish is really alcoholic and potent with some bitterness. Chocolate and sticky on the finish too. Really grows on the palate as it warms up. 3.9 Re-rate 22/4/14 - surprised by how alcoholic this is. Lots of plummy, dark fruit, lots of alcohol, lots of roasted malt, deep dark chocolate, buttery and lactic milky. It’s very rich. Has to be the best non-barrel aged British imperial stout? 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle, via Eebria. Clear, dark red. Halo of light brown head. Sweet blackberry. Rum truffle chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate sweet. Some cocoa dryness. Light, vine fruit seed, tannic bitterness. Thick, bonfire toffee sweetness on the lips. Smooth, creamy palate. Finishes with more of the rum truffle thing. Very tasty. Silky smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
pitch black color, dark brown head. A good Syrah on a port barrel, molasses, dark chocolate, brown sugar, tons of aged sake. A touch sweet, ton of dark chocolate, umami is everywhere. Great depth. Amazing from start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2152) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at Craigs 2008 and 2011 actually. Pours rich black with nose of dark fruits and chocolate. tastes of rich choclate, plums, licorice, some roasted malt, and hint of leather. velvet palate. id say 2011 was sweeter but both delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilverfoX (266) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
chocolate, coffee, toast, raisin, apricots from a pitch black body with a thin tan head. Tastes rich, smooth, Divine!!! Christmas pudding with chocolate and whiskey flavours, theres a good reason this beer is my favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, taste is fruity, roast chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery via eebria. Pours jet black, thin tan head. Aromas of vanilla, pipe tobacco, leather, liquorice, coffee, cooked plums. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, more coffee. Rich mouthfeel, oily texture, boozy finish. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4206) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Craig the king cons 2014-07-12 Uddingston -many thx Sir! AR: chocolate pralines, chocolate pudding, vanilla beans, rasins, pruns AP: opack black colour body, stouthy smooth dark brown steady head F: smooth feeling, milk chocolate, home brewed coffey whith some milk, soft carbonation, medium bitterness... what a beer ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle received via trade with cgarvieuk. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is prunes, dates and figs, roast and chocolate malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt dominant, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (308) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2014
Versa nero con una gran schiuma beige cremosa e frizzante. L’aroma è arrosto, di liquirizia, caffè e un pò dii salsa di soia. Molto morbida e corposa. In bocca sa di tostato, come caffè, un po ’di cioccolato, liquirizia e vagamente affumicata. Di alta qualità Ci voleva dopo aver assaggiato quella schifezza della Slalom.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (1947) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Fin and Loz and shared with Richthevillan. Lot 104. Very dark cola like beer, no carbonation and a small head around the rim of the glass. Aroma of faint soy sauce, licorice and dark prunes. Taste is a little leather, licorice, stewed prunes and dark berries. Oily and medium bodied. Slightly sticky. Excellent stuff one of the best.

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