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

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RATINGS: 62   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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
Black pour with a beige head and cling lace. Aroma of fruit, figs, bourbon and earthy oak. Gorgeous. Black current, chocolate malt, liquorice, mint flavour with a black pepper and new leather flavour. Warming ale. Smooth as velvet. Absolutely gorgeous stout. Love getting a gem like this baby once in a while. Quality.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Thanks to gethinbeer for sharing this treat. Nose is awesome - loads of sweet treacle, fruitcake, plum pudding and soft vanilla and oaky sweetness. Lots of milky chocolate and a bit of rich plummy hardcore as well. Herbal and woody bitterness but this is dominated by sweet mid-palate character. Warming brings up even more cocoa and a bit of vineous character. Slight sherryish finish with a touch of brown sugar leading into the intensely roasty finish. Really damn tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (9365) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1430) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
A black beer with a beautiful, brown head. The nose is strong, roastiness, quite sweet, some intensive bourbon and barrel, strawberries. Taste is powerfull, but also smoothly enjoyable, roastiness, some vanilla, quite lots of sweetness but still balanced. The end is strongly roasted with black coffee. The hops are balancing the sweetness, that is still quite strong. Full bodied, low but slightly refreshning carbonation, smooth to drink. The great beer, that is smooth and enjoyable even the powerfull character, and not too heavy. Quite sweet IS.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (5756) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle at Schouskjelleren. Lovel aroma with oak and vanilla. Bourbon and vanilla flavour with some raw alchol, giving an edge that is a fine contrast to a silky smooth base.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (231) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle, 50cl. Nice black body with medium tan head. Aroma is exceptionally grainy, in a very positive sense. Some soy and sweet chocolate as well. Taste is very grainy and malty too. Soft, Irish whiskey-like tones permeates both nose and body. Aftertaste is oily, bitter, but fairly balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SperkeleForce (401) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
Bottle @ HBF 2013. Pours black with small brown head. Taste is great. Notes of licorice, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Very smooth. And a slight boozy finish. Really good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (2780) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer. Pours very dark brown with clear edges and a two finger width lightly tanned head which slowly disappears to a ring and some spotty lacing around the top. Nose shows heavy roast and is quite subdued but opens up as it warms. The warmer it gets, the more prominent the aroma - heavy cinnamon, coconut, lamington almost, cocoa powder, sweet vanilla. Taste is smooth and sweet. Chocolate and coconut marriage - lamington-esque. Vanilla helps smooth it out with no overbearing sweetness. A touch of heat but I like it. Helps keep the big flavours in check. Very drinkable for 11%. Damn good beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (1835) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has rich chocolate and whisky, vanilla and oak flavours, slight liquorice and coffee notes with a creamy richly warming fruity and whisky finish.


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