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


on tap


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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dry and dark malty. Bitter, toasted malty and roasted. Liqourice and roasted. Dry and roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bottled@vPBFII. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some alcohol and mild salted liquorice as well. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, raisins, some sweetness and mild chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22508) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
23rd February 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a good size pale tan head. Palate is soft and airy, semi dry. Smooth and mild dark malts. Tangy mellow bourbon, semi sweet. Light vanilla and malt cream. Tangy dried fruits before the light and semi dry finish. Hides the abv very well. Light, creamy, tangy, sweet, great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft sweet... Roast... Little honey... Dark malts... Huge berry roast... Meaty... Soft alcohol...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - huge thanks to Jack for this one. Pours black with a fairly thick, creamy tan head. Pretty standard dark malt nose, toast, faint cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, good alcohol, some bitter earth, baking cocoa, rich bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Oily chocolatey finish, lots of earthy bitterness, baking cocoa, earth. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18323) - 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 15/20
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle @ Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 270713

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (17248) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at home at the rear end of the memorial to Simon mass online tasting, sourced from Cotteridge Wines, 26/07/13. Mid black with a big ole dirty tan head that dissipates after a few minutes leaving a thin covering. Good lacing ensues. Nose carries a big roast malt blast, decadent cocoa beans, brown sugars, chocolate fudge brownies, chocolate butter melt, oaky bourbon, coconut shell. Taste comprises roast malt, molasses, light booze, chocolate, subtle bourbon notes, moscavado sugars, dark caramel goo. Full bodied, soft carbonation - smooth and massaging on the palate, lightly warming alcohol in the finish. Top draw impy, alcohol well integrated, bourbon subtle - ticks every box for me and will purchase this again no qualms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and hops.

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