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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15174) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14243) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Looking lovely in the glass this one, more or black in the glass, topped by a dense, tan head of moderate size. The aroma is a tad weak I think, with a tad too much alcohol, but not at unpleasant levels. Roasted malts and chocolate, a faint dried fruit note too. There’s a bourbon hint in the flavor, with roasted malts and chocolate. Lasting finish with the alcohol too evident. Still, although it’s too boozy, it’s sure a nice one. 140228

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13002) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11988) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11900) - 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.


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