Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
"The colour and deep luscious flavour derive largely from roasted barley."
Bottled by hand.
Cask version 9.0%

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Ktwse (5467) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Pours black with tall tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, dried fruit, basement. Taste is sweet, roasty, slightly burnt, chocolate finish. Sticky, rich body with soft carbonation.

SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle, Lot 932, BBE 8/2017, many thanks to cgarvieuk for this one! Pitch black color with a rather large-bubbled beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, thick molten black chocolate, burnt sugar, molasses, plums, chocolate brownies. Taste is roasted malts, again brownies, burnt sugar, thick black chocolate, some liquorice, some vanilla, quite some sweetness, a touch prune/plums as well, including tartness, but the roastedness and earthyness keeps the sweetness in balance; earthy-leathery bitterness in the finish. Medium carbonation to support the richness. A rich, rather classic non-adjunct Imperial Stout with a lot of complexity. Amazing!

nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2017
33cl bottle pours a murky black with some brown head. Nose has malt, toast, dark fruits, cola, molasses, marzipan. Flavor is port, cherry, raisin, molasses, toast, chocolate, coffee. Finishes full bodied and sticky.

Gary (2065) - London( born and raised), Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2017
Small ass bottle. In a Chimay goblet. @ room temperature This is from nonsensical notes I. took in the summer while intoxicated, high and watching Saved by The Bell reruns. I will rerare this. A good imperial stout, if slightly anticlimactic on sober reflection. Fumes of roasted waves in the air.. chocolate truffle cake, oil, burnt sugar, tary notes.. Blacker than Latoya's essence..with.a reasonably substantial khaki head. Smooth and dark brooding flavours.. roasted, bitter sweet and reasonably intensive . Lot's of chocolate . Not especially complex, buta pretty good beer that ticks some imperial stout boxes

BeardedAvenger (1131) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle from Beautiful Beer, Bury-St-Edmunds. Spicey, fruity aroma over the top, with a waft of chocolate. And a boozy hit. Dark, glossy, almost muddy. Thick frothy dark beige head. Light bitter with a creamy edge at first. A boozy bitter kick appears into the finish. Thick bodied. Creamy. Sticky. Low key carbonation. Long, astringent finish. The alcohol makes itself known. A beer two halves: understated at first, then the raw 9.6% takes effect. Found the latter off-putting at first, before I aclimatised.

Davros IX (500) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - A very smooth, flavoursome and tasty imperial stout. This is a classy beer that has a lot of flavours of malt, coffee, chocolate and tar. And so smooth! The quality of the beer is fantastic.

Grumbo (3980) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2017
From cask at the 26th East Anglian Beer & Cider festival, Bury St Edmunds. 9.2%. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Aroma of banana, roasted malt, chocolate, rum truffle, dark jammy fruits, light liquorice and alcohol, and burnt toffee. Medium to heavy sweetness, moderate toasted bitterness. Full bodied, slick texture, soft to flat carbonation, So good!

stevoj (5588) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2017
330ml bottle thanks to Colin. Inky, oily black pour, small beige head. Deep, rich smoky malts, coffee, anise. Taste is pure roasty sweet malts. slick and slippery. Simple stout, but pure and genuine. One of the best.

hohops (1096) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Appearance- jet black, a half-finger tan head which gradually fades. Looks the part. Aroma- chocolate fudge, vanilla, Black Forest gateaux, coffee, tiramisu, woody notes, chocolate biscuits, slight boozy notes, more vanilla, marshy land. Taste- thick boozy chocolatey milkshake. Leather, vanilla, brownies, caramel, fudge cake, burnt treacle, rich coffee, scorched malt. Mouthfeel is thick, rich and chewy. Sweet dark malty finish, with cherry hints. Woody malt, trace of smoke. Excellent.

BuckeyeBoy (8500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2017
330ml bottle thanks to Steveoj. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is ash roast malts black licorice. Taste is more of the nice roast ash black licorice molasses. Very nice.

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