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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (357) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Appearance is jet black with a tiny head, not much lacing. Aroma is lots of bourbon and vanilla notes which dominate. Taste is bourbon more than anything else, oily texture and quite full-bodied. Took a while to finish this one! A very complex but rewarding brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1023) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Deep black with no Head. Aroma has raisins, dried dark fruits, bourbon.. quite lot of bourbon. Potent carbonation, roasted bitter, long bitter finish, oily feel, medium body. Nice bourbon aroma but bit too bitter roasted for my taste. Works fine but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
Flaska på GH. Delar med Isabel. Stor kropp. Eftersmaken är lite askig och astringent, annars snudd på världsklass. Precis lagom bourbon. Rund och len. Möjligen lite väl spritig, speciellt ouppvärmd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 500ml@VWPBF Dark black color, small brownish head. Roasted, sweetish aroma. Full-bodied. Very roasted, a bit sticky, vanilla, bourbon flavors. Long whisky-roasted aftertaste. Nice, but perhaps too much bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (712) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate and licorice. Sweet with milk chocolate, dark fruits and alcoholic notes, well balanced flavors. Medium-full bodied, nice sipping. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3621) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Pours brown with a beige to brown head, aroma of nuts, brandy, cognac, port and wood, flavor of chocolate, bourbon, cognac, port, vanilla, fruits, bitter, medium to full bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6333) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roastiness ,a bit of bourbon and alcohol. Rather sweet flavor with chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon, light yeasty notes and some dark fruits notes. Full-bodied. Very nice and pretty easy-drinking for 11%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Pitch black with big brown head. Aroma with lots of bourbon, vinous and wood. Taste has also massive bourbon, wine, alcohol, chocolate and faint coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11463) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle at SBWF 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted malt aroma, licorice, vanilla, figs, raisins, whiskey notes, bourbon, some plums. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, licorice, raisins, vanilla, bourbon notes, peat, hay notes, creamy, some warming alcohol. Long bourbon and vanilla finish. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Tap at Hallamshire House, Sheffield. Clear, deep chestnut brown with a cherry red tinge. Beige halo of a head. Aroma is an instant hit of bourbon. Lots of melted dark chocolate. Booze soaked vine fruits. A dark honey sweetness too. Taste has a bitter, dry roast coffee element. The boozy vine fruits make the finish dry and warming. Might have expected more oatmeal smoothness, but nevertheless this is the kind of beer you don’t want to end. Very nice.

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