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Thornbridge Hall Imperial Oatmeal Stout

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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6016) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeurs de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de mélasse en arrière goût. (Rating #5907)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1876) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at Leijuva Lahna. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, nuts, hops, roasted malts and dark fruits. Bitter finish with coffee, hops, roasted malts and nuts. Excellent imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (94) - - NOV 15, 2014
Pours reddish black with little or no head. Nose has raisin plum and liquorice. Palate is average, but a very good imperial stout alltogether.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Oatmeal cookies, roasted cereals and vanilla flavors coalesce in this rich, warming Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-edged black.
-The finish is ably balanced out by resinous hop bitterness.
-There is no domination by one particular flavor.
-This is complex AND luxurious without delving into sickening sweetness.

Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Treacle/toffee, vanilla, floral, plum, woody, peat, spiritous. Taste: Low/medium bitterness, low sweetness and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth oily texture, thick body, low carbonation, lingering bitter, smoky malty, liquorice, vanilla toffee finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1312) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
(Bottle). Big and rich aroma and taste of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, licorice and bourbon. Finishes sweet with warming alcohol. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, hop. Flavour is roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Full body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2601) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Black, tan top. Nice creamy bourbony vanilla oaky, soft, roasted malty, slight licorice, nose. Full soft body. Oaky, dark chocolate, without loosing the malty touch. This is pretty nice. Intensive, real flavourful, but deceptively soft.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ The pre Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Thornbridge Hall Imperial Oatmeal Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol - whisky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, oat, roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140228]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2014
500ml bottle (Lahna, Helsinki) - Shared with Hanniu - massive thanks!
Lovely vanilla aroma, bourbon barrel everywhere. Lovely soft palate, full and smooth. Lovely, pant-wetting, mellow roast. Rich, but not aggressive. Just what you want from a bourbon barrel age stoutl


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