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style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2 months on French oak barrels

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yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth vanilla, dark malty and roasted. Smooth chocolate, vanilla and dark roasted malty. Thick malty and hard toasted, lingering vanilla and solid bitter finish.

3.7
Ungstrup (37590) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Cask. A dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet wit notes of alcohol, wood, and roasted malt, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

3.9
joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, oak and vanilla. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.6
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at CBC Islington, London. Thanks to Jack! Pours drk brown with a frothy, beige head. Some burnt marshmallows in the nose, very light roasted malts, touches of vanilla and oak. Medium sweet flavor, some beaten roast, burnt wood, faint earthy bitterness, iodine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat oily to finish, light vinous wood, faint earthy bitterness, faint cocoa. Decent, though not outstanding.

4
Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Islington, 06/03/13. Listed as 9% - wrong clip, clarify. Very dark mahogony brown with a good sized bubbly beige head that retains well right through until finishing. Nose is roast malt, burnt sugar, woody tones, light chocolate, toffee. Taste follows the nose, touch of booze, treacle toffee, vanilla, chocolate, touch of spice. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, goes down a treat. Very easy drinking, top stuff!

3.3
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
At ACBF 2012. black beer with thin beige head. Decent base beer with some soft woodiness. Does it make the beer better? not sure. Yes some decent dark fruit yes some dry woody finish. Fine. Prefer the original

3.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. Black - offwhite head. Oakey, fruity, licorice, oiley, coffee, nutty notes, tanins, red berries, dry oakey, high malty, spicy notes, dark chocolate, vanilla. Nice.

3.7
bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Ash, roast, licorice and coffee in the aroma. Malty roasty flavor with tobacco, oak and brandy notes. medium bodied. Sweetish, but not too sweet. oak especially coming up in the aftertaste. Well balanced.

3.4
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012, Moen. Brune foncée, col léger disparaissant vite sur qcq bulles beiges. Arôme est faible laissant peu de présence du chêne, un malt grillé et caramel est plus présent. En bouche, Légèrement boisé, malt grillé/chocolaté avec en retrait une pointe de houblon citronné. Fini est boisé et sec. Carbonation est minimale et reste léger pour une Imp Stout, dommage que le traitement en ch^ne français ne soit pas plus présent.

3.9
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Cask @ CBC Islington. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny tan head. The aroma’s full of oak wood, light shocks of vanilla. Mild smokiness, some choclate and earthy ash, roasted malts. The taste is more oak and vanilla, Smooth chocolate syrup. A bit of coffee cake and cinnamon. Smooth-drinking, silky mouthfeel. Effortlessly easy to drink. Lovely balance. Overall, a really great treatment that elevates the base beer. I’m a fan.


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