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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14964) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Aroma: dark, toasted malts, caramel, molasses, dark chocolate, very light bourbon. Appearance: black, massive, frothy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: caramel, biscuit, sticky molasses, light wood and bourbon, dry cacao in the long finish. Overall: very nice Imperial Stout, very complex, well-balanced, wished it had more intense barrel ageing flavours. Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1065) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Butelka, warka z grudnia 2014, wazna do grudnia 2020. Prawie czarne, z bardzo ladna, ciemna piana. Aromaty bardzo intensywne czekoladowo-kawowe, pozniej niestety tez dosc intensywny alkohol (do ktorego jednak zarowno nos jak i podniebienie szybko sie przyzwyczajaja). dodatek miodu i melasy nie jest jednoznacznie w aromacie wyczuwalny, sa za to ciemne owoce. w ustach juz ow miod i melasa sa duzo bardziej ewidentne, cala reszta jak w aromatach. jest goryczka i posmak alkoholowy - z jednej strony nie jest specjalnie szlachetny ale z drugiej tez nic w strone rozpuszczalnika ;) jednak przeszkadza, mimo intensywnosci calej reszty. nisko wysycone, srednio tresciwe, slodkie, gladkie piwo. bardzo dobre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle at THT. Roasted sweet malts, cocoa, coffee, marzipan, berries, molasses, overripe dark fruit. Backlog from 2015/11/27.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2277) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Gravity cask @ In De Wildeman. Black color. Soapy beige head. Aroma’s: moderate sweet, alcohol, roast, light sewage. Retronasal it’s moderate sweet, mocha, red fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, chocolate. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Long finish, firm roast, almost ashy, rather bitter. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5853) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Cask at In de Wildeman. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of burnt malts, ash, tar, plain chocolate, some honey sweetness, bit of alcohol. Flavour is quite bitter, ashy, burnt malts, raisins, lots of roast, some toffee, honey, coffee, firm roasted malt-bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (830) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
From cask at In de Wildeman. Opaque black with a fluffy, brown head. Sweetish, roasty-malty aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, blackberries and hints of peat. Sweetish, roasty-malty taste of coffee, milk chocolate, nougat and some peat, followed by a medium long, roasty-bitter, slightl peated finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, flat. Good!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OllieBBommel (1368) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
Cask@In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Appearance: deep dark with irregular beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, vague coffee, alcohol. Taste: alcohol, bittersweet. Palate: harsh, aggressive alcohol, lasting bitter, low carbonation. Overall: ok.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7232) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2015
5/XII/15 - on tap @ Billies Bier Kafétaria (Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2015-1686) Thanks to John for sharing the beer!

Clear dark purple brown to black beer, creamy beige to brown head, pretty stable, bit adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: alcohol, caramel, sweet, bit of dried fruits, some chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, sweet, very malty, lots of grains, bit sourish, caramel. Aftertaste: grains, very malty, some cow fodder, coffee, cocoa powder, bitter hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3865) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
At Billies Bierkafetaria in Antwerp, draught. Very dense and thick, elaborately lacing, pale beige head over a jet black beer. Rich and attractive aroma of cocoa nibs, cured meat, dried seaweed, hazelnuts, ’natural’ iron, blackberry, baker’s chocolate, ’animalistic’ but well-integrated horse stable accent. Intense meaty umami flavour in onset with well-dosed candied sweetness, medium carbo, very nutty and caramelly, thick maltiness, becoming more and more chocolatey as the palate progresses with roasted bitterness pairing nicely with the lingering ’beefy’ umami flavours, peppery hop bitterness and warming, whisky-like alcohol. Very accomplished (as usual for this brewery) with a delicious balance of sweet, bitter and umami with just a hint of sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle @ THT November. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of roasted malts, ground coffee, molasses and sugary notes. Flavor is very bittersweet with a big hint of the coffee with some sweet, slight herbal notes in the back. Nice, pure imperial stout without any barrel ageing going on. Very nice.


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