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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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%

tyler_mn's rating

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5550) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
33cl, exclusive English brew, thx alot to Tad for bringing this over!, very complex Stout, roasted and slightly spicy/fruity/sweet, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a pitch black colour with a wonderful brown head which billows nicely. Aroma is heavy burnt malt and dark fruits. Taste is wonderful notes of dates, blackberries, burnt malt and coffee notes. Sweet initially with a very slightly bitterness which finishes with a slight tartness. Best English beer I have tried by a very long way. Must find the reserve version of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm_Warning (79) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Currently drinking. Wonderful aroma of liquorice, dark fruit, port, toffee and molasses. Pours as a dark black vessel which harbours a tall and thick tan head which slowly dissipated to an outer ring. Tastes of rich burnt malts, molasses, dark chocolate, light coffee, earthy and herbal hops, slight smokey whiskey finish which lasts with a black malt bitterness. Soft tingly carbonation, thick and full body and silky texture. Overall, absolutely sensational, by far the best English imperial stout I have had, and it's brewed a mere 25miles away from my house! Lovely job! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
symmetric (64) - - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle, cheers Craig. Rich tobacco, treacle, and slightly smoky aroma, with a hint of raisin and plum underneath. Inky black pour. Creamy chocolate and bitter cocoa flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1470) - 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 (3261) - 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 (2202) - 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 (305) - 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 (2850) - 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 (3629) - 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.

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