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


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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%

JorisPPattyn's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, - DEC 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2003 Jet black; virtually no head, just brown rim. Nose gives ink, wild mushrooms, dark chocolate, apple. Taste is dominated by burnt malts, but main taste is quite sweet all the same. Fruity flavours as blueberries. Retronasal more bitter than before. Syrupy mouthfeel, very well 'filled' beer. Aftertaste comes up with cigarette ashes and brambles. good stout. Just a bit less than Imperial in the way Harveys or the Americans do it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,275l. Batch 463. Gave fra Fin, Loz & Isobel. Delt med Rune under rateseanse i H9 1 Okt 13. Svart. Lavt skum med litt farge. God sjokoladearoma. Smaken er innholdsrik og godt integrert. Deilig melkesjokolade & lakris. KI=5

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SouthernJessie (2) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
My Christmas treat - a polypin in the shed, a glow in the heart. A perfect beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Black with creamy brown head, though it doesn’t linger for long. Chocolate, boozy aroma. Creamy, rich roast aftertaste, very pleasant, complex, chocolate notes, and slightly sweet. Clearly one of England’s finest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of kermis and jmgreenuk. Pours a pitch black beer with a small, beige head on top that leaves no lacing. Aroma has massive licorice, vanilla and caramel going on, alongside some spicy notes as well. Very nice. Flavor is very sweet with loads of vanilla, caramel and licorice. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk. Amazingly well crafted beer, nice balance, soft carbontation. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1545) - AUSTRIA - JAN 5, 2014
Dark brown with a thin, brown, disappearing non-lacy head. Smells of raisins, milk chocolate, soft roast, liquorish and faint alcohol. Full silky creamy oily body. Perfect. Taste of sweet soft chocolate balanced against a medium bitterness. Basically nice smooth dark chocolate with a hint of alcohol. The aftertaste is of roast and a bit of alcohol. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle at kermis’ place. Pours dark brown. Aroma is licorice, booze, coffee and vanilla. Nice and smooth. Moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Long finish with vanilla and chocolate. Full bodied and thick texture. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from a trade with Cgarvieuk.Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, liquorice, coffee and thick soy sauce. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Taste is light roasted malts, sweet rich caramel and chocolate, light salty liquorice, lingering & delicious aftertaste, super drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Poured an oily deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, liqourice, and initially slightly hop medicinal too. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich creamy liqourice bitter slightly fruit palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. A superb beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared big thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, soy, licorice, roast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Roast, caramel and tobacco coming out in the palette amongst the other aspects of aroma. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Big thanks, wanted to try this for ages. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Well hidden alcohol. A nice smooth ris

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