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

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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (1161) - - JUL 20, 2012
2009 vintage. Pours jet black, no head. Aroma is a box of dark chocolate covered raisins, wood, leather. Taste is dark chocolate covered raspberries, vanilla, chilies in the finish. Drinks as smooth as satin. God bless this brewery.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (785) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. This is an absolutely fabulous beer. Pitch dark, with lots of woody bourbon aroma and lots of sweet flavour. One of my favourites!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Aromas of chocolate, christmas pudding, bread, raisin, black cola like body hazy with a thin head, flavours of christmas pudding, plums, raisins, full body, thick feel. this is the best.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
glengroudle (1) - - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
I admit to being a fan of strong dark beers and this is the tops, Never, never, never drink this masterpiece chilled, drink at room temperature. For complete enjoyment, pour slowly into large jug in one pour leaving sediment behind, I know it will be hard but leave it for an hour, then pour into bulbous glass, I often use a Douglas Scotch Ale thistle glass. ENJOY. It may of course be kept for up to 10 years, can you leave it that long ???

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rood (91) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2015
2012 bottle. Pours thick. In aroma a lot of cacao, brown sugar, muscovado. In taste beautiful sweet cacao, nice bitter from the black malts but like in a good espresso bitter, muscovado, minerals, salty, and a beautiful earthy flavour. No barrel effect perceived. The beer is beautifully balanced. Very very nice in palate, nice balance between sweet, salt, bitter and velvet mouthfeel. One of the best RIS Ive drank ever ever. Thanks berntholer for sharing this great one.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (22419) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 11, 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 ... Daark 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 2012Bottles 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 3.806 - dark black.. No lacing... Rich sweet chocolate roast malts nose meaty chocolate roast malts.. Smother roast.. Dark chocolate fruit malts ..Light oak 4.309 - 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... 4.511 - 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 4.713 - 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

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
2009 bottle with husband. Black as night, no head or carbonation. Smells like rich berries and dark chocolate. Tastes like chocolate, berries, and fruit cake. Really viscous. A treat!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badgerben (4973) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 RBSG 2007; Rating 2300. Chris_o brought this bottle over to share. Apparently the only way to get this beer is to trek to the brewery and basically get it from the hand of the brewer himself. You are a saint for having brought this. Black color with no head. Great aroma of molasses and brown sugar. The taste god the taste slightly burnt and roasted malts, very salty (almost like bacon), rum and a little oak. Feels like velvet. This is probably a solid tan head away from becoming a new number one for me. The sad part is, I only had a few sips, and Ill probably never have it again. I am going to go cry in a much inferior beer. 8/4/9/5/20

Brewed 13.11.2008; Opened 10.2.2015. In 2011, Cgarvieuk was a kind enough soul to trade two bottles of this to me. I waited forever for the right moment to final open one. Writing a brewery business plan was the time. Thanks, Craig. Jet black color with wisps of a head. Huge aroma of oak and vanilla. Very rummy with molasses notes. Pronounced alcohol, despite the age. The flavor... Merciful Odin the flavor... Strong, sweet malt. Big vanilla. Suggestive of bourbon, even though it was in virgin oak. Light chocolate. Plenty of molasses and brown sugar. Alcohol is ridiculously hidden. Hints of bitterness from barley, but this is incredibly port-like. Thick, velvety body. Some almost vinous, raw oak as it warms. This is just friggin glorious. 9/4/10/5/20

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2007
It is hard to put into words my feelings for this beer. From the moment I saw it in the glass I was drooling, and I still drool now nearly 6 months down the track thinking about it. I have loved licorice ever since I was a young boy, with especially a fondness for licorice ice cream. Seeing this beer in the glass it just looked like liquid licorice, and on having a whiff my delight escalated in realising it was there in substance. There were also some delicious chocolate notes and a touch of soy sauce. On tasting it was exceptionally smooth, with some lovely sweet and roasted malt. At the time of tasting this it was by far and away the best beer I ever had, although the very next beer bridged that gap slightly (Mikkeller Black Hole). It will take an utterly amazing beer to depose this from the top of my list.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2006 Bottle from Craig. Thanks! Black pour wtih barely any head at all. Aroma is great. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, prunes, and toffee on the nose. Wow, then the flavor...amazing. Vanilla, bourbon, raisins, prunes, dates, brown sugar, oak, and a hint of Columbian coffee. Wow what a beer!!!!


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