Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bottle; Unfiltered.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamestulloch (3772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle (2014 vintage). Black body with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder, brandy-soaked fruit, fudge, oak and treacle. Flavour of hazelnut, tar, prunes and sharp plum. The finish is peppery with a welcome boozy warmth. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Light fizz. A sumptuous treat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davros IX (58) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
2011 vintage bottle on Christmas Day. This was like no beer I have drunk before. It looked beautiful and had a thick, oily, long lasting and pleasing mouth feel. The alcohol was forward, but in a good way. The flavours were malt, coffee, tar, chocolate, whiskey, port and brandy. Every sip was a different flavour, with a foundation of a velvet texture. A very long finish in my mouth. Yes, probably the best beer I have ever drunk in my life and it deserves that top score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Brown bottle, 275 ml, brewed on 09.11.2011, best before 09.11.2021, trade with scopey (thank you!), savoured on June 23 2016; eye: black, opaque, ring of brown head, slight lacing; nose: mace, roasted barley, slight vanilla, slight woody, slight coffee; mouth: mace, roasted barley, slight vanilla, slight woody, slight coffee, slight sourish, finale in chocolate-coffee with slight presence of alcohol, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly vinous texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 275 ml, brasse 09.11.2011, meilleure avant 09.11.2021, change avec scopey (thank you!), savoure le 23 juin 2016; il : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, trs lgre dentelle; nez : macis, orge torrfie, trs lger vanille, trs lger bois, trs lger caf; bouche : macis, orge torrfie, trs lger vanille, trs lger bois, trs lger caf, trs lger aigrelet, finale en chocolat-caf avec trs lgre prsence dalcool, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture lgrement vineuse; en rsum : bien

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AshtonMcCobb (6082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle thanks to allmvinyl. Finally, a chance to rate this historic beer. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - intense dark chocolate, nuts, some toffee or burnt sugar, Taste - tonnes of dark chocolate, tangy toffee, some wood but well integrated. Palate - rich and well rounded with a long delicate taper off in the finish. Overall - lovely beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (5127) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2017
08.01.2017, 0,275l bottle (2013 vintage) @ home, courtesy of berntholer:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich and roasted, dark malts, whiskey, minerals, oak, leather, dark sugar, licorice, vanilla, grass, hay, dried dark fruits, seaweed, tar. Taste is rich and sour-ish roasted, dark malts, minerals, oak, whiskey, leather, paper, dark sugar, hay, licorice, sour dark fruits, grass, vanilla, tar, caramel, dried dark fruits, seaweed. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly concentrated, syrupy and dry mineraly mouthfeel. Very nice and lovely integrated mild whiskey touch. One the other hand, Id love to have a bourbon edition of this beer...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stevoj (4447) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from Colin. Absolutely superb! Sublime, mellow , catches up to you fast. Woody, sweet aroma. Taste is a melange is so many flavors, lovely textures, beautiful mouth feel. Heat creeps on you and slowly glows. Just perfect all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6784) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
275ml bottle thanks to Steveoj. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is great brown sugar chocolate some ash molasses. Taste is more of the roast malts molasses chocolate ash and a nice end. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Duże rozczarowanie. Brak czekolady, wanilii, kawy. Smakuje jak niezły Porter Bałtycki, dominują ciemne owoce. Niestety średnio :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (343) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2016
Pours really dark brown with a brown head. Aroma; Oak, dark chocolate, dark berries, roasted malt, coffee, ash and a touch of whiskey. Flavours; dark berries, wet oak, coffee, dark chocolate and ash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1075) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2016
A: Dark brown/black coloured with a one finger dark brown head N: Ash, coffee, oak, dried dark berries T: Wet wood, coffee, liqourice root, ash O: Very nice mouthfeel! A bit of wet wood flavours, but still good.

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