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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Imperial Stout
Ealing, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A beer that won our head brewer Bryan awards back in his home brew days. With honey, molasses and freshly roasted coffee beans added to the boil this is a complex, lightly carbonated imperial stout weighing in at 9.2%. It was also a big part of brewing our light weight beer Dark Hopfler, so if this goes down well, we hope to brew them both again soon. We have also hidden some of this away in a Heaven Hill barrel and an Ardbeg barrel, so keep an eye out for them sometime too.


Theydon_Bois' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JUL 13, 2014
Keg at BD on da Bush, 01/07/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is big roast, liqourice, ashen notes, dark chocolate, dark berry fruits, earthy, hoppy backnotes, Xmas cake mix. Taste comprises rich roast, dark malts, toffee fudge, chocolate, raisens, boozey pitch, fruit cake, aniseed. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roasted tones and subtle warming booze. Solid enough impy.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015

Draught @ [ London Craft Beer Festival 2014 ] @ Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London, Greater London, England, E2 9DT.

[ As Weird Beard Sadako ].
Clear dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, vanilla, chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140817]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4071) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2015
Dark brown color. Medium brown head. Big molasses, honey, dark fruit nose, but lacking roastiness I like. Medium smooth body with more roasted character, Vegemite, honey and molasses. Low bitterness. Very enjoyable, but would like more bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (2049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Black body with a thick tan head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of honey, cocoa powder and coffee. Flavour of coffee, earth, tobacco, liquorice and dark chocolate. Dry finish. Thick body with a smooth, oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A gorgeous beer - thick and full flavoured with barely a hint of the ABV. Weird Beard can do it all but I would say they specialise in dark beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Catbot (6) - ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015 does not count
My first every impy stout. Spotted by Mrs Catbot when she shouted out "SADAKO" in Beermoth Manchester. Nice roast, with a hint of soy slightly oily texture. Had this a few times and it gets better with more sweetness coming through and less soy - could be batch variations?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Pours jet black with a huge light brown head which lingers around for some time. Aroma is figs, raisins. molasses and slight chocolate. Taste is soft cocoa bitter followed by figs and prunes and followed up by mild chocolate notes. Full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Roasted dark malty and liqourice. Roasted malty and dark chocolate. Bitter, toasted and liqourice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Shared by fonefan. Thanks. Pours black with a off white head. Roast, soy, chocolate and coffee. Smooth and soft. Oily. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Black beer, brown head, oily texture. Nose is very intense, plenty of roast, chocolate, nuts. Taste is gentle, smooth, Roasted, chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (3764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to nihtala. Appearance - opaque black with a fawn head. Nose - tar, leather and charcoal, smells like 19th century Britain. Lovely chocolate underlay. Taste - big sour red fruits,dry smoke, lovely. Palate - medium bodied with a big smoky texture and such a long dry finish. Overall - lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshtonMcCobb’s. Cheers nihtala! Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of tar, leather, woody chocolate notes. Taste is charcoal, tar, cigar tobacco. Oily texture, rich. Lots more chocolate. Delicious.


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