Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve

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

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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Unfiltered.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (274) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle at home thanks to Cloin. Pours black with a dirty tan head. Aroma is booze, vanilla, coconut a little cocoa and dried fruits. Taste is a big chocolate hit with vanilla, leather, a little coconut and finishes with a little boozy hit and sweetness lingering. Really nice and smooth. Lovely stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiery_1 (890) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
275ml bottle @ Alexs. 2009 Vintage
Pours a dark mostly opaque brown with no head. Nose has dark fruits, huge wood(oak), and some sweet malts. Flavour is in rich molasses, with a leather character, and some dark fruits. It is medium bodied with a smooth rich and complexity. Tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
275ml bottle (thx, Alex!) at Alexs in honor of my birthday and CPA PREP finish. Vintage 2009. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is dark fruits, molasses, liquorice. Same taste with woody notes. Very rich and nice.
P.S. My rating is #444 for this beer, hehe.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (23950) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2017
For my historical ratings see my wifes account sgarvieUK and chrisgarvie

This really is one of my FAV beersBottle at home ... 2012 vintage ... july 7th 2016 ... Dark Black ... thin tan head .. dark oaky chocolate roast... soft toffee chocolate nose .. carbonation on this one a bit light...dark chocolate .. very berries roast malt .. rich chocolate .. massive oak roast 4.4 .. this bottle just doesnt seem tohave held up as well as last weeks 2012

Bottles at fins August 201605 - dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark rich chocolate roast malts nose... Dark soya... Rich chocolate... Light thin.. Soft fruits bitter odd thin body 3.8

06 - dark black.. No lacing... Rich sweet chocolate roast malts nose meaty chocolate roast malts.. Smother roast.. Dark chocolate fruit malts ..Light oak 4.3

09 - dark black... Thin tan lacing... Soft woody.. Dark Berries plum fruit nose... Rich dark fruit.. Big oak.. Woody chocolate roast malts.. Heavy roast .. Way more oak than 11.. Big molasis... 4.5

11 - dark black.. Small tan head.. Only one with real head... Dark chocolate. Big sweet oak.. Rich chocolate roast.. Plums figs nose... Dark rich.. Sweet rich chocolate roast 4.7

13 - dark black... Thick tan head.. Dark rich chocolate roast malts ... Dark chocolate roast dry roast malts nose rich chocolate.. Thich rich body.. Rich chocolate heavy chocolate roast.. Thick rich heavy chocolate 4.6,

Bottle at home .. my first 2014 ... dark black ... small tan head ...d ark chocolate ... soft woody oak malt nose ... rich sweet chocolate malts nose ... dark roast .. big sweet oaky chocolate .. massive chocolate ,.. rich soft chocolate orats ... light chocolate oakyness pretty awsome ... 4.8

bottle at home... 2014... Bottle 2... Dark black... Thin tan lacing.. Dark chocolate. Msoft oak.. Light chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate roast.. Soft malts.. Mellow malts.. Light sweet mellow chocolate malts... Big oak

bottle at home Christmas eve 2016...2013 bottle.. Arrrg was meant to be a 2014... Dark black.. Thin tan head.. Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose... Dark rich chocolate roast.. Heavy oak.. Smooth chocolate.. Big soft smooth chocolate.. Light woody oak malts... Smooth..soft easy chocolate roast 4.8

bottle at home ,,, 2014 bottle Drunk Jan 2017 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... dark oak chocolate roast malts nose .. heavy rich roast malts nose .. sweet chocolate .. massive rich roast ... heavy roast .. swet chocolate .. massive oak .. long soft oak .. rich smooth chocolate .. woody roats .. 4.7

bottle at home 2014 vintage Drunk March 2017 ... dark black .. small tan head ... massive oaky woody .. ligth sweet cholate roast malt nose .. dark viscous chocolate malts .. heavy sweet chocolate .. big oaky vanilla ... sweet chcolate .. dark oaky plums and chocolate ... long long lomng oak finish 4.3

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2017
Thanks JC. 2012 version. Lovely aroma, bit meaty, bit of smoke, treacle. Great taste, rich, bit of caramel, some kind of marker pen, meaty too, shiitake? Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (1328) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2017
2012 Bottle poured into a taster showing caramel foam lacing and thin translucent rims with a black center. The nose shows a mix of soy sauce, roasted malts, smoky and a light vanilla background. The palate is full bodied and moderately carbonated with a foamy mouthfeel and strong alcoholic spice. Flavors of dark roasted malts, light vanilla sweetness and a very light latte bitterness. Finish shows more vanilla and bourbon resurging on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (5719) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2017
Dark brown color. Massive bourbon, chocolate cake, molasses, dark fruit, stewed apples, raisins, fudge in the nose. Super deep and complex. Slightly sour, fudge, cherries, dark fruit and molasses in the mouth. So complex and rich. A pure sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamestulloch (4004) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davros IX (306) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3989) - 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


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