overall
100
99
style
Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Imperial Stout
Diss, England
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Unfiltered.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle, 2002 vintage (Sydney Summer Gathering 2007): This was a most curious beer. I am still in two minds whether it is an imperial stout or a barley wine (colour difference aside). In any case, this thick black oil was topped by a solid brown head. Swirling the glass produced some of the thickest and slowest moving legs I have seen in any drink for some time. It looked like golden syrup slowly inching its way back into the tar. In the (awesome) nose were concentrated barley-caramel soloists amid choirs of roastiness, liquorice, and a touch of rubber. In the mouth, thick, sweet barley-caramel flavours played while buttery toffee notes and tar elements nodded sagely. Simply supreme!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2007
Pitch black, virtually no head but what head there is is a deep reddish brown. Oily and syrupy, this beer has a very thick liquorice character to it, quite resinous. Im sure it could be used to preserve wood; its kind of like a consumable version of creosote. Very interesting and very intense.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5693) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle conditioned - 2002. Rich, heady port-like aroma - faint hints of balsamic, though more inclined to malt vinegar. Slight oxidised cardboard and sherry notes. Mmm. Soft carbonation - embracing, slightly syrupy, very sweet - with returning carbonation. Attractive, soft, interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (18028) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006
275ml 2002 bottle at Pigs Ear. Black in colour with thin tan head. Impy stout aroma, raisins, liquorice, very raisiny, bit like a fortified Muscat. Brown sugar. Dryish finish. Pretty good, but a bit cloying.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled - Pigs Ear BF. 2002 Vintage. A beautiful black coloured beer with a ruby hue and a great thick coffee coloured head. The aroma is massive: malty, oily, fishy, soy sauce, dark berries and alcohol. You could just sit and sniff it forever. The taste is roasty and thick. A touch of fizzy red fruit. Fish, oil, damp carpets and licquorice also. A delicious smooth beast of a beer.


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