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Brewed by Dark Star (Fullers)
Style: Imperial Stout
Horsham, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned;
Imperial Stout is a truly special beer which harks back to the days when English brewers exported strong stouts and ports to the Baltics. Brewed with a high proportion of roasted barley and target hops, this is complex beer with a big flavour. Our bottle conditioned Imperial Stout has been aged at the brewery so you may enjoy it now, although it will continue to improve for many years.

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2.4
Fullpintofbeer (532) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2018
2013 Vintage Cask @Cask Pub & Kitchen Small dark head, very dark brown, nearly black colour. Aroma: lots of cheap alcohol which covers bits of oak barrel and cherries. Lightly bitter with strong dry/alcohol aftertaste, full body, flat. Yuk! It’s even worse than my friend’s stout after only 2 weeks ageing.

3.1
Gerbeer (4347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2018
On tap. 2013 vintage. Pours black with light head. Aromas of coffee beans and metallic roasted malts. Flavors follow same with vinous oxidized notes.

2.5
Derbeth (1213) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 22, 2018
On tap in El Drapaire Barcelona. Black colour, head does not stay long. Aroma is lots of alcohol, raisin. Light sweetness. Lacks body. What a bloody disaster.

3.5
LazyPyro (2120) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
330ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Almost black with no head. Aroma is dark fruits, roast malts, alcohol, aniseed. Taste is dark fruits, liquorice, roast malts, aniseed, slight medicinal, alcohol is very warming and doesn't burn. Rich and full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Not bad but too much liquorice/aniseed flavour from this to really enjoy it, can see why people rate it so highly though.

3.8
Zlotta (4476) - Hagen, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
0.33 l bottle from 'Rudat', 2014 vintage, best before December 2016. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, quickly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish, malty and moderately roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and hints of dark ripe fruits. Quite sweet, malty, moderately roasty taste of dark chocolate, licorice, some coffee, hints of dark ripe fruits and hints of ash, followed by a medium long, rather roasty-bitter, slightly earthy-dry finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Well-balanced and round, tastes maybe a little bit oxidized already.

4.2
jjsint (3783) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Bottle from Brewklopedia, Leicester. Very nearly black with a purplish hue. Little ring of beige/cream head. Liquorice, raisins, bourbon, cigarette ash and charcoal in the aroma. Taste is bittersweet, boozy and creamy, with the long luxurious finish bringing butterscotch, salted plum and yeast extract in the aftertaste. Full body with just enough carbonation to give it a bit more zip (as if any were needed). And man, do you feel the ABV. Really special.

3.9
mariuspoenari (3226) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2017
Dark mahogany pour with a thin short-lived tan head. Notes of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, bitter cherries, sherry, oak, some dried fruit, brewed coffee. Quite complex, as the label suggests. If I didn't know better, I'd say it is sherry barrel-aged. Medium to full body, low carbonation, bitter-sweet finish.

4
Gary (2108) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2017
330ml bottle. Magpie ,Brentford. Fumes rise from the tulip..roast malt complexity suggestion of coffee, ink, fudge covered in chocolate, Michelle Obama's ass crevice... Deep black liquid with a khaki head of two fingers. Drinks fine. Rich, sweet and bitter roasted. Everything I mentioned in the aroma, basically. Good shit.

2.5
yoxik75 (489) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Piwo nalewa się bez piany , szczątkowa mocno wymuszana, brzydka. Kolor czarny. Aromat porterowy, ciemne słody, suszone owoce, lekko słodki, karmel. Smak rok po terminie i wali spirytem, masakra, tu juz portera mniej, gorzka czekolada, palonosć, lekki popiół, nuty estrowe, zaznaczona goryczka. Słabe z mega gryzącym spirytusowym alkoholem.

3.9
Nisse666 (8482) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle loads of thx to Sir Grumbo cons 2017-05-16 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet sourness AP: black with a dark ruby rim, wee thin brown head F: low carb, port wine, coffee, chocolate, fine liqurice, full body, smooth, warming feeling


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