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

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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%


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2009
275ml bottle. BB 01.11.09 Heavy molasses aroma. A bit of diacetyl. Some wet, charred wood. Lots of vanilla extract. A touch of soy. Oily roasted malt. Decent, but unspectacular. Pours a thick, dark brown, with oily yellow legs capped by a thin grey film. Flavor is loaded with soy and butterscotch. Salty brine. Slightly sour. Some green peppers. Vanilla and caramel (or is it butterscotch)? Thick and cloying on the tongue with a salty and soy finish. Really not all that great... Thanks anyway Eben!


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2897) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2015
11.2 oz brown bottle; Lot #721; BB dated 11-2015. Pours dark brown, looking black in the snifter. The light brown head has somewhat weak retention. This has a full mouthfeel, but not as thick or even syrupy as I expected after watching the pour. The rich aroma carries hints of dark fruits and faint (for ABV) alcohol esters. The flavor is also rich and complex, but a touch too sweet until the aftertaste. More chocolate than fruit in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1085) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Lot 669. Black, small tan head. Fairly bland stout, probably past its prime.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3128) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
(Old Chimneys Good King Henry ) Bottle 275 ml at home. Batch 514, BB3/2014, from cgarvieuk , thanks Craig! Served into a snifter, ABV 9.6% Pitch black colour, one finger of thick brown head sitting on top with good retention, leaving a foam island on the beer’s surface and light lacing around the glass. Lots of malts on the aroma, prunes, chocolate, figs, light leather, alcohol after a deep sniff. Taste of toasted malts, prunes, leather, light smoke, chocolate cake, dried figs, a touch of spice, chocolate, some coffee. Medium thick body with good carbonation, creamy and smooth texture. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Aroma: dark berry jam, light milk, caramel, light coffee. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: at first sweets continue, milk coffee, then turning to coffee and light bitter, dry, cacao finish. Bottle firm the brewery via Eebria, Diss.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2617) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Nose is a huge chocolate bomb with a little bit of tobacco. Pitch black in color with a medium brown head, leaves a film on top and a ring clinging to the edge, very fine bubbles. Taste is decadent like dark chocolate with just a touch of coffee and roast to dry out the finish. A light tartness in the finish as it warms. Very light, very smooth alcohol warming, all pleasant. Truly a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (475) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a large, consistent mocha head which recedes to a bubbly lacing within 5 minutes. Aroma is roast coffee, caramel and a hint of alcohol burn on the nostrils along with some figs. Taste is dark berries, figs, raisin, slight liquorice and slightly smoky. The alcohol warmth makes you wish you had a fireplace to sit next to. Full bodied and very rich.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6761) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
thanks theydon_bois, ya groggy wanker .. . black .. mild headring .. . deep dark fruit, pit, soil, and black coco .. . mouth is silky, nice calming finish .. very good, can see why the reserve is such a killer .. . .you taking the piss? yeah, he took it all..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin during RBWG lobby share. Pours a black with small beige head. The aroma is licorice and roast. Similar flavor as aroma with dark chocolate and light booze.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Hotel beer, RBWG 2014 Tampa. Exceedingly dark brown color. Aroma of fruity licorice. Taste is fruity coffee. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2346) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Eebria. Black pour with a light tan head. Licorice toffee, dark chocolate and raisin aroma. Flavours of dark chocolate, smoke and raisin. Rich warming taste. Nice.


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