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


on tap

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bottle; Unfiltered.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4365) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JUN 8, 2010
Thanks to alfrantzell on BA for coming up with this tiny-ass bottle after coming back from a EuroTrip. Pours black with just a little tan foam, leaving some swirls on the beer. Not much in the way of legs. Aroma is boozy and boasty with rich chocolate and whiskey. Flavor is pretty nice and subtle but complex. Roast and caramel, toffee, coffee, milk chocolate, scotch, peat-smoked malt, oak, red wine, and some dark fruit presence. Very smooth on the palate with medium-full body. Just a tad boozy. Overall, very drinkable for the style and enjoyable, but not quite as good as the hype suggests.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2010
This one was the 2007 vintage and was a bad bottle. poured pitch black, like liquid chocolate out ofthe bottle with only the slightest trace of any brown bubbles trying to form a head. Nose is overpoweringly buttery, with smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and a whiskey character. Mouth is smooth with dark chocolate, plums, roast malt, tobacco, and strong popcorn butter throughout with smokiness on the swallow and wood character on the back end. Shame, this seems like it would have been great. but that overpowering, unpleasant buttery character ruins it. On further inspection, i found that the inside of the cap was rusted out, so was likely a victim of infection... disappointing considering how much this tiny bottle cost.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6816) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Bottled, thx to cgarvieux and Bullit. Dark color. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolat. Rich and full taste with a palate that goes on and on. Simply delicious!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
Wow. This is something else. The aroma is very interesting. Reminiscent of whisky; oak, spices and alcohol. The taste is chocolate; whisky, leather, roasted malts, herbs and spices. A really fascinating beer. Im pretty blown away by how epic this is. Its probably the closest thing that the UK has to a true Belgian quad. High praise indeed. A mindblowing classic beer. I am loving this. Thanks for the persistant recomendation from The Cad; Mes, Reakt and anyone else Ive forgotten. What took me so long??? I dont know....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1344) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
Cask at EABF 10.Black with a small head,aroma of treacle toffee,apple and dark malt,taste of toffee,molasses,dark chocolate,dates and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
Thnx Bullit! Had it in Scotland. Black colored brew. Roasted aroma, sweetness, oak, chocolate, mocca. Oak, chocolate, mocca in the flavor. Really good smooth beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 Bottleof vintage 2007. Wow, what a fantastic beer! Pours a nice opague black color with no light coming through it what so ever, with almost no head, just a small tan lacing. The aroma is very powerful and complex. I get alot of whiskey, also really dark espresso coffee, roasted and charcoaly malts, dark fruits and some alcohol. Flavour is agian full of whiskey with a ton of deeply roasted malts and alot of very dark espresso coffee. i also get charcoal, some over ripe dark fruits especially dates, chocolate, wood, vanilla and molasses. Deffinetley not boozy, but some alcohol is present, but it is very smooth. The body is full with a nice and creamy mouthfeel, that completley coats your mouth. Overall a very complex Imperial Stout, with alot of whiskey in both flavor and aroma. Deffinetley worth seeking/checking out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgreb (418) - Marburg, GERMANY - APR 14, 2010
bottle - (asheft) black and oily beer with a thin beige head. Aroma has tons of vanilla and oak! Flavour is complex. Some spices like cinnamon, lots of vanilla and coffee. Medium bitterness. High alcohol is hidden behind a nice maltiness. Full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5472) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2010
Bottled. Tnx Bullit, for sharing. Aroma has roast, malts, raisin, port, bourbon, hint of peat. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste has fruits, malts, roast, port and bourbon. Nice balance. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
275ml bottle pours a totally opaque, light consuming black with very little beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, molasses, smoke. Flavor is sweet, oats, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses. Finish is smooth, just a little alcohol with a lasting sweetness. Well balanced, drinking nicely.

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