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Thornbridge Hall Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bottled, special
Our Imperial Oatmeal Stout has been brewed using a single temperature infusion mash. A large proportion of Scottish Oatmeal was combined with a profusion of English coloured malts to give an incredibly rich and decadent brew. To bring harmony to this powerful malt grist, English Fuggle hops were used exclusively for bittering and adding aromas of stone fruit. After primary fermentation and a period of conditioning, the beer was aged in famous Kentucky Bourbon barrels for six months, lending their unique influence to the final flavour. Conditioning was then finished in the bottle using Champagne yeast. Malts : Maris Otter, Flaked Oats, Crystal, Dark Crystal, Chocolate and Roast Barley Hops : Fuggles

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate nose, with decided alcohol presence, spice, and light red wine. Dark translucent brown. Chocolate strong in initial flavor, tingling alcohol, lots of dark fruit, and creamy in finish. Heavy body. Very nice stuff, with good dark chocolate flavors. Not as creamy as most oatmeal stouts,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
Black with a pretty head. Meaty nose, chocolate, soy sauce, umami, Worchestershire sauce even. Flavor is some berries, soy, dark chocolate syrup, smooth, medium body. A very rich and tasty impy. Nice. Didn’t get Bourbon, so I wonder if they are 3rd use barrels…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Go Sweden! Beat those Germans! Pitch black pour, inviting cappuccino head. Light soy sauce, coconut, bourbon, molasses. Smooth and creamy. I quite like this one, yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2015
bottle molto scura schiuma media discreta persistenza naso intenso legno liquirizia vaniglia disreto corpo amaro medio un filo etilico buone tostature cioccolato cacao amaro

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1920) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle shared by John Nolan @Johnny’s Off License (thank you Johnny!). Pours deep brown/black with a great cappuccino head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, molasseszz, coffee. Flavour is rich and balanced, medium sweet with as decent bitter end, coffee in the aftertaste. Full body, light carbonation. What a great imperial stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at Johnny Off License beer shop in Rome-Italy, courtesy of John. Many thanks. Pours black with a brownish foam. Nose: dry prunes, tons of dry fruit, sweet molasses, a hint of under spirit. Amazing. Mouth: English dusty, cherries, red fruit, Whiskey. Very complex stuff. Fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours oily opaque black with some very dark brown edges, thin brown tan head. Nose is muddy, dirty, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, slight yeast extract, sweet sugary oatmeal, slight Bourbon, slight dry aged old wood barrel, caramel, dry burnt roasted malt, alcohol. Taste is dry bitter roasted malt, yeast extract, slight Bourbon wood aged barrel, oatmeal sweetness, alcohol, syrupy dark chocolate, bitter dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1915) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, bourbon Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-lightly bitter, medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Oberwało-perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2016 25.5.2014. Aroma is mostly bourbon sweetness, also vanilla, coffee. Palate is very full bodied with coffee, chocolate and slightly roasted malts. Also warmth of alcohol. Oily and smooth. Awesome bourbon aged IS. Ofc should be shared but with time also goes alone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
500ml bottle, 2012 vintage, 11%. Black, small diminishing brown head. Aroma is custard cream biscuits, vanilla, bourbon booziness, oak. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is soft rye bread malt, peppery spice, light wood. Finishes dry and tannic, like a red wine. A very solid imperial stout.

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