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Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve

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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisGarvie (1) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2016 Chris rating 07/2014 ---bottle ---black ---orangy foam ---i can see myself in it --- beer --- little chocolaty nose ---.tangy and sour ... 7,4,5,2,9



Chris;s Rating Number 2---21/11/2016 --- bottle at home ---Black--- with little foam---slightly chocolaty nose ---chocolaty --- little bitter 7,4,6,3,15

The Rest of these notes are CgarvieUK old Notes

<br >the 2000 anniversary drunk 2013.... Deep brown... Thin tan head.. Soft roast... Deep roast.. Dark malts... Sweet toffee... Honey malts nose... Rich malts sweet toffee... Soft sweet toffee... Deep rich oxidation... Lightest soya... Dark malts... Complex and interesting 4.3

2011 ... deep black ... light head ...head dissappears .... soft sweet berries fruit nose ... big roast ... big berries ... deep roast ... fig and plums ... juicy roast malts ... soft sweet roast fruits little more alcohol ... softer smoother ... big oily body ... 4.6-------

-2011 drunk 10/13... deepblack ... small tan head ... deep roasrt ... chocolate malts ... big berries ... big oak ... plums ...soft chocolate nose ... soft smooth chocolate ... light alcohol ... mellow chocolate ... plums and cherry chocolate ... mellow soft and smooth ... deep malts ... coffee .. its so deep rich roast but smooth ... cracking 4.7 ... loving it--

Bottle at Home 11/2013.... Hand laced with an Aji Limon ~6 weeks ago ... deep black ... and thin tan head .. not much less than a fresh bottle ...soft roast ... massive capsicum nose ... light meaty malts .. deep roast ... massive massive chilli ...im surprised how much its got a kick ... (more than my Aji Chilli sauce)... i have a non chilli bottle open but im nottasting much now... so gonna pass but the chilli one scores 4.4 man i love the burn

Bottle at home ... Feb 2014 ... 2011 vintage .. deep black ... thin tan head ... soft meaty chocolate almost rum nose ... light meaty overtones nose ...dark malts ... sweet roast ... plums and figs ... light mellow malts ... ligth sweet malt ... soft toffee ... plums ...biog soft oak ,,, nice and soft .. quite a big oaky finish 4.6

Bottle at home ... March 5th .. deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast .. plums and chocolate ...sweet berry chocolate bars ... dry oak nose ... big roast ... big berry fruits ... light roast body ... figgy ... rich roast ... chocolate ... soft oaky finish ... im noticing the oak much more this time havingh missed it in the regular just a few dayts ago 4.6

Bottles(may 2014) at home 2009 ... deep black .... thin tan lacing ... soft black currant roast ... dry chocolate ... roast nose ... dry chocolate ... big chocolate ... soft smooth malt ... big berry fruit ... very dry ... woody malts ... light dry cranberry dry fruit finish 4.1

2011... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft mellow malts ... soft chocolate no berry nose .. sweet malts ... socft chocolate .. big roast ... litght dry roast ... very soft ... very rich oak ... soft malt ... 4.6

bottle at home ... June 2014 ... 2011 bottle ... deep black ... thinest tan lacing ... soft blackcurrent roast ,.. dark malts ... dark roast ... chocolate roast ... soft smooth roast ... big mellow chocolatre ... I Love this beer. 4.8

bottle at home 2009 version drunk 2014 (june) .. deep black ... thin tan head ... soft roast ... big oak nose ... dark malts ... sweet fruits ... dark malts .. deep rich roast ... soft malt .. sweet blackcurrant fruits ... mellow fruits ... soft fruit roast 4.3

Bottle at home 2011 vintage, drunk july 2014...Deep black... Thin tan head... Dark roast... Dry sweet dark chocolate nose... Oily body... Actually quite slimmy mouthfeel... Dark chocolate... Very oaky... Very chocolate much more than other 11s... Light bovril... Light blackberry fruits... 4.0

Bottle at home 2011 vintage drunk july 2014 (same day as previous) no slimmy mouthfeel... Dark wood chocolate malts nose... Rich roast..big oak... Big chocolate... Dark malts... Deep chocolate 4.5

2011...drunk aug 14...deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark berries... Big oaky woody nose... Sweet meaty malts... Dark berries roast... Massive malt... Big chocolate... Soft oak 4.6

2008...drunk aug 14...deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate roast malts... Dry roast... Light plum... Woody roast.. Dark sweet chocolate roast 4.3

2011 vintage .. drunk sept 2014 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark chocolate roast ... dark malts ... dark roast ... chewy malts .. soft chocolate ... dark figgy malt roast ... heavy malts ... big chocolate ..... deep heavy malts .. dark roast ,.. dark malts... heavy roast ... nice soft malts .4.3

2011 vintage drunk oct13 2014 at bens... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Massive soft berry blackcurrant chocolate nose... Dark roast... Soft chocolate... Dark roast... Dark malts... Soft sweet plummy chocolate... 4.3

Bottle at home Oct 14 2014 days later 2008 Vintage... Damn ratebeer app managed to overwrite that one... but it was cracking and i gave it 4.6.. very oaky as i remember. most depressed that i lost the info

05 Drunk 17/10/14 ... deep black .. thin tan lacing...soft oaky woody ...big berry ... soft sherry nose .. dark roast ... oaky woods ... light cardboard tones ... soft blackcurrant fruits ...ligth berry fruit .. again light shrry ... but definite big oxidiesed 4.2

07 Drunk 17/10/14... deep black .. almost no lcaing...dark soft wood ... open chocolatey nose ..dark malts ... dark roast ... dark chocolate ... dark malts ... soft roast ... dark soft sweet ... 4.7

12 Drunk 17/10/14... Deep black ... small tan head ...intense oaky chocolate ... very open oaky fruits nose... light fizz .. dark woddy oak malts ... soft chocolate ... light licorice maltss ... soft roast ... fuller body... rich figgy malts ... massive oak ... 4.4

3 year blend ... 17/10/14 ... Deep black .. thin tan lacing ... soft berry oak fruit nose ... dark roast .. dark fruits ... berry fruits... dark roaky roast ... dark malts .. dark chocolate ... woody malts ... deep roast 4.7

rest of bottle after using in Christmas cake and aji sauce...2011 version... Deep black thin tan lacing... Soft dark meaty roast malts nose... Mellow oak chocolate.. Dark roast.. Rich malt... Soft oak.. Soft body.. With light carbonation... Nice 4.7

Bottle at home 2012 vintage drunk 31/12....deep black .. bit tan head ... colapsing to thin tan lacing ... massive oak (having had normal yesterday oak is so apparent ) soft chocolate roast nose ... again massive oak .... wow suck oak .. dark roast ... light sweet chcolate roast .. i think i really like the extra oakyness... dark fruits ... 4.7

bottle at home blind Number 6 Bottle 1... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... dark roast chocolate malt .. light blackcurrnt roast ...soft chocolate mats ... dark berries ... dark chcolate nose ... soft malt s.. meaty malts ... osft roast ... silky body ... soft sweet chocolate roast... dark malt roast ... id have said the henry but not the resrve ... 4.3 not getting much oak

Bottle at home 2011 drunk oct 2015.. To celebrate ordering 2013 version... Dark black... Thin tan lacing.. Soft meaty.. Big big oak.. Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Big oak woody malts.. Soft sweet woody chocolate.. Meaty malts... Big woody malts 4.4

Bottle at home... The first of the 2013.. Drunk 23 Oct 15....dark chocolate... Small tan head... Soft dark chocolate.. Big oak.. Big chocolate roast malts nose... Dark malts.. Dark chocolate.. Dark roast.. Big chocolate... Long soft oak... Soft mellow chocolate roast .. Light dry chocolate roast.....4.5 Followed by an 2012...dark black... Thin tan lacing... Dark berries.. Soft oak... Soft sweet plum chocolate roast nose... Dark roast chocolate roast malts... Dark sweet malts fruits... 4.7

Bottle at home Feb 2016 ... 2011 Vintage ... drunk after being interviewed about it ... Dark black ... small tan head ... massive oak ... big chocolate roast malt nose ... soft woody chocolate rost malt ... light pine ... big oaky wood ... dry roast ... raisins .. dark chocolate roast ... long oaky finish 4.5

Botttle at home 1 Day later Feb 2015 ... 2013 vintage ... dark black ... thin tan lacing .. massive woody oak roast malt nose ...low carbonation .. full rounded mouth feel.... deep rich chocolate malts ... soft oak ... mellow dark chocolate ... darlk fruit roast ... sweet chocolate malts ..nice full rich roast 4.6

Bottle at home ... 2012 vintage (Blind stout roulette)... july 2016 ... dark black ... thick tan head .. soft mellow oaky roast chocolate malts .. dark roast chocolate malt ... rich roast ... heavy malts ... big soft oak ... oh yeh babby its GKHR for the Win 4.6

Bottle at home 2011 vintage ... july 2016(~week later) dark black ... thin tan head .. soft rich chocolate oak roast malt nose ... dark fruit .. soft juicy roast malt ... big soft chocolate .. mellow oak woody malts .. rich chocolate 4.7

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PotjeBier (2816) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Side by side tasting in Beer Temple, 2011 and 2014 bottles, big shoutout to kermis and scotty001. Black color. Beige head (if any). 2014 was quite umami, soy sauce in the nose, whereas the 2011 had sweetness, chocolate, whisky/bourbon, red fruit, wood and only light soy sauce. Retronasal 2014 had wood, soy sauce, roast, sweetness, alcohol, dried/dark fruits. 2011 was much less fruity, but woody, sweet and whisky-ish instead. Flavor of 2014 was sweet, fruity, wood; 2011 was moderate sweet, fruity. Both had rather strong alcohol feel and were medium to full bodied. Velvetty mouthfeel. Finish is woody, light bitter, warming (2014); moderate bitter, wood/tannines (2011). Both were great but I had a slight preference for the 2011 version.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scotty001 (523) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Side by side tasting of 2011 and 2014. Both excellent, but very different. Will be interesting to revisit the 2014 in a couple of years to see how it develops. Both poured deep, dark brown with a minimal off white head, interestingly the older vintage was the more lively looking. The 2011 was smooth and slightly vinous, a hint of liquorice (more in the 2014), dark chocolate, warm and wooden (harsher in the newer vintage, sweetly sinuous in the older). Excellent whatever way you look at it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4226) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2016
2011 and 2014 vintages drank side by side huge thanks to kermis and scotty001. Massive bourbon on the nose of the older vintage! Older bottle has huge vanilla, fudge, brown sugar, palm sugar, sweet soy sauce. Newer one has way less vanilla, but has light smoke, old wood, lots of berry jam, dry herbal touches. Both are very sweet, but the newer one has a dry long lasting bitterness where the 2011 vintage is less bitter. Both are full bodied, very thick and have low carbonation. Massive beers! Both are lovely but I prefer the 2011 one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (4959) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2016
275ml bottle (2012 edition) at home shared with mother, present from Cgarvieuk, chocolate, roast malt, vanilla, estery aroma, near black with a good tan head, sweet, viscous, smooth, chocolate, prunes, ethanol, light spice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1924) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Thanks for sharing, Greg! 275 ml brown bottle, 2012 Vintage. Near-opaque brown, reddish at the corners, spritzy beige head of tiny bubbles, somewhat lasting with nice lacing coating the glass. Some yeast sediment from bottle conditioning. Rich malty flavour, burnt caramel, medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, toasty and a little roasty, a little sticky but not cloying, just the right amount of toasted oak impression. The bitterness balance comes from a cool combination of English hops and charred grain. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, a little leathery oxidation, long-lasting. Ridiculously delicious, one of the greatest beers ever.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4257) - Tranbjerg, Denmark, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, notes of berries anddark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with some retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice black chocolates notes is pretty awesome. Taste is a nice mix of chocolate malt with light roasted malt with limited oak presence that rounds off any rough edges to this beer. Body is full with oily like texture and medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This is pretty quintessential English style stout with smooth flavours and easy drinking notes and without any extreme cloying flavours.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (2201) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2016
2012 vintage. Dark brown. Nutty. Like a big, thick brown ale. Thick. Oak. Thx BlackHaddock. Shared w Seymour celebrating new gig. Considerably different the impys that im used to, more nutty.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hansen (8515) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Black beer. Has a light-brown head, diminishing. Heavy complex aroma, lightly roasted, chocolate, raspberries, solvents and lightly cider-wood. Harmonic.


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