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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


Theydon_Bois' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11658) - 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of chocolate, dried fruits and caramel. Roasted flavour of chocolate and dried fruits with notes of hops and oak. Roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33872) - 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 (14423) - 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 (1394) - 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 (3599) - 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 (5521) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4754) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a healthy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit, nuts, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma, a bit of liquorice and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
On tap at Weird Beard Tap Takeover, Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, Saturday 7th February 2015 Pours black with a really creamy beige head. Leather and tobacco on the nose with a little bit of stock cube noted. In the mouth this is a little bit meaty but with a surprisingly lengthy bitterness, quite soft mouthfeel, hoppy finish it’s a good assertive impy stout. A8 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle, bought @Alesbymail. Pours deep opaque black with a large, staying, creamy, beige head. Great duration. Aroma has hazelnuts, chocolate, light tar, roasted peanuts, soft bit of smoke, mild vinious. Low carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine licorice, some chocolate, oak, tar, mild vinious. Quite elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3661) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home from ales by mail
pours unctuous and coffee brown with latte tan head. Toasty with blueberry notes on nose. Gentle carbonation, full bodied, vanilla, rich overipe fruits, toasty, cocoa, savoury slightly smoky and meaty, quite light in the mouth. Dry tobacco and cocoa finish.


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