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


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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fonefan (49423) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle @ the Horse school WSF-08 afterparty in Opstal.
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft. (240508)

yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with an almost fully diminished off-white head. Dense malty and solis fruity overripe aroma. Solid malty and roasted. Roasted and light acidic malty flavoured. Smooth and dark.

Ungstrup (37676) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2006
[Vintage 2005 - sampled October 2006] A dark brown beer with a red shine under a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and spices - amongst those anise, but also light notes of alcohol and berries. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of roasted malt, anise, and alcohol. I don’t find much power - but the alcohol gets very present in the end - and burns slightly in the throat - and leaves You with a dry feeling.

joergen (28177) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of fruits, liquorice and dried fruits. Roasted flavour of dried fruits, liquorice and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a black color with an off-white head. Roasted malty slightly alcoholic aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty warming alcoholic choclate flavor. Long roasted malty finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Bottled (2006 vintage). Dark brown/black colour with minor head. Aroma is bigtime toffee, vanilla, roasted malts, raisins and some hints of alcohol. Flavour is mildly roasted malts and some alcohol and vanilla. Alcohol is very wellhidden in this brew.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of kook. Clear, dark brown with a tint of red and an almost non-existing head. Low in carbonation. Vinous aroma - port and raisins. Very full-bodied with lots of roasted malt, dried fruit, port and alcohol. Some bitterness. Lovely. 211006

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
9th December 2007
Light as a feather and as smooth as a babys arse! Velvet chocolate with an underlying hint of red fruit. A long coffeeish finish, dry. Lovely!

cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle at home ... deep black ... sweet toasted oats and roast malts nose ... vine fruitys ... coffee ... roat malts ... smooth alcohol ... wonderfull mouth feel cask at bow ... deep brown black ... thin tan head ... deep dark roast chocolate ... oddly hint of whisky nose... dark chocolate ... heavy roast nice... hint of coffee ... 3.9

Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Bottle at home in London. Vintage 2009. Pours black-brown with a moderate, beige froth head. Some dusty cocoa on the nose, dark chocolate, raisins, other dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of rich, dark fruits, chocolate, charred wood, mild earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with smooth, rounded dark sugars, raisins, dark chocolate, burnt wood, moderate roast. A tasty, fairly well balanced impy stout. (3.9)

Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London. Vintage 2007. The beer has held up well. Good stuff. Description above holds. (3.8)

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