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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2868) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pitch black pour with a struggling to develop dark tan head, molasses and rich roast malt aroma, taste is very rich and complex, dark fruits, plain chocolate, roast malts, gloriously slick mouthfeel, hint of bitterness, impressive stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Small if any dark tan head black pour mildest of carbonation aromas dark chocolate molasses rich fruit flavours roast coffee bean medium strong bitter smooth grain touch molasses wild honey fruit dark chocolate grain oats the finish likeable imperial solid tastes best being grain roast lasting bitter sweetness good imperial

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer0clock (135) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Dark brown, white mimimal head, loads of lacing, very tiny bubbles but carbonation is not very noticeable, coffee taste slightly sweetened, i think siren choc cake is better, bottle at bottle shop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2011) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, some coffee. Very nice, complex Imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3806) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash 2014. For the first half of this third, I was thinking ’cor blimey, this isn’t a very hoppy BIPA’. Then the barman pointed out that it was actually an Impy - which explains sweetness, the smoothness and the relative booziness. Very good. Silly old me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Bottled 03/2013. Pours a dense black/brown with a tan head. Aroma is meaty, with light soy, light fish, grass, wood... Medium to full body, light carbonation. Soy, teriyaki, treacle. coffee, meat, light lemon, wood... Decent. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1318) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Yep. Lovely, dark malts. Coffee bean. Light cocoa. Sweet, fruit loaf taste. Too much BIPA bitterness. Just a bit lacking in balance. But bring on the aged stuff, and I can imagine good things.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! From Kris Wines. Sampled on July 25, 2014.
Batch 0055, Bottled on March -13, BB March -19.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, some alcohol, dark fruits, light roasted, well balanced scent. Salty, alcohol, berries, roasted taste. Salty, bitter, roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Full mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit too dry, salty, roasted to enjoy a lot of, not highly drinkable for me. OK for sipping when sharing a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4205) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines cons 2014-07-24 Mölndal AR: heavy home brew coffey, chocolate, roasted malt, white rock sugary AP: pitch black, stouthy dark brown head F: heavy roasted coffey, warming ferling, dark bitter chocolate, salt liqurice, boon boons, wee bubbly carbonation, light red wine vinos,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Keg at the cask pub and kitchen... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft mellow chocolate malts nose... Light fizz... Dark malts... Bitter chocolate... Dark heavy roast... P


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