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


on tap

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
"The colour and deep luscious flavour derive largely from roasted barley."
Bottled by hand.
Cask version 9.0%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2667) - London, Greater London, - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle from Old Chimneys. Pours thin black, dark brown at the edges and tan brown head, which dissipates quickly. Nose is plumy pruney dark fruit, fairly potent alcohol. Possibly some chocolate behind all that. Taste is dark chocolate, then dark fruit: prune, raisin, stewed plum. Roasted bitterness. Wow, finish is really alcoholic and potent with some bitterness. Chocolate and sticky on the finish too. Really grows on the palate as it warms up. 3.9 Re-rate 22/4/14 - surprised by how alcoholic this is. Lots of plummy, dark fruit, lots of alcohol, lots of roasted malt, deep dark chocolate, buttery and lactic milky. It’s very rich. Has to be the best non-barrel aged British imperial stout? 4.1

Iznogud (4700) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2018
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy of jjsint. Shared with Max and JFK10000. Pours black, medium light brownish head. Roasted malty, coffee, sweet, chocolate, licorice, some dried fruit, light bitterness in finish. Soft texture. Easy drinkable. Medium to full bodied.

ansalon (4223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with a large frothy tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, red fruits, roasted malt, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and quite smooth.

kryon (3930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours dark with high milk chocolate white head. Aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste has notes of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla

moldovan9807 (516) - Oradea, ROMANIA - DEC 17, 2017
Aroma of dark bitter chocolate and cocoa.Taste of malts, cacao ,dark chocolate,some hops.Medium body, a little to live carbonation for a imp. stout .

ciocanelu (3112) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 7, 2017
Really dark brown color with reddish hues and brown head. Aroma has dark malts, cacao and some booze. Taste is malty, sweet at first but more roasty on the finish with a light burnt grain bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Overall it's a quite good but really old school RIS.

mariuspoenari (3180) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2017
Pitch black pour with a fine-grained tan head. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, cherry jam. Smooth texture, medium to full body.

Ktwse (5673) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 Pours black with tall tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, dried fruit, basement. Taste is sweet, roasty, slightly burnt, chocolate finish. Sticky, rich body with soft carbonation.

SinH4 (6568) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle, Lot 932, BBE 8/2017, many thanks to cgarvieuk for this one! Pitch black color with a rather large-bubbled beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, thick molten black chocolate, burnt sugar, molasses, plums, chocolate brownies. Taste is roasted malts, again brownies, burnt sugar, thick black chocolate, some liquorice, some vanilla, quite some sweetness, a touch prune/plums as well, including tartness, but the roastedness and earthyness keeps the sweetness in balance; earthy-leathery bitterness in the finish. Medium carbonation to support the richness. A rich, rather classic non-adjunct Imperial Stout with a lot of complexity. Amazing!

nimbleprop (8928) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2017
33cl bottle pours a murky black with some brown head. Nose has malt, toast, dark fruits, cola, molasses, marzipan. Flavor is port, cherry, raisin, molasses, toast, chocolate, coffee. Finishes full bodied and sticky.

Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2017
Small ass bottle. In a Chimay goblet. @ room temperature This is from nonsensical notes I. took in the summer while intoxicated, high and watching Saved by The Bell reruns. I will rerare this. A good imperial stout, if slightly anticlimactic on sober reflection. Fumes of roasted waves in the air.. chocolate truffle cake, oil, burnt sugar, tary notes.. Blacker than Latoya's essence..with.a reasonably substantial khaki head. Smooth and dark brooding flavours.. roasted, bitter sweet and reasonably intensive . Lot's of chocolate . Not especially complex, buta pretty good beer that ticks some imperial stout boxes

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