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

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RATINGS: 66   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


Leighton's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (975) - 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 (1264) - 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 (10414) - 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 (2061) - 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 (34595) - 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 (9260) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2235) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, oak, raw sugar, toffee and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, coffee, licorice, bourbon and toffee. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1317) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Overall: Excellent balanced
Note: On-tap at Linköping Beer Expo. Reviewed 2014-03-08.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, oak, alcohol and hint of sourness.Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, roasted and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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