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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Imperial Stout
Ealing, England
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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beer that won our head brewer Bryan awards back in his home brew days. With honey, molasses and freshly roasted coffee beans added to the boil this is a complex, lightly carbonated imperial stout weighing in at 9.2%. It was also a big part of brewing our light weight beer Dark Hopfler, so if this goes down well, we hope to brew them both again soon. We have also hidden some of this away in a Heaven Hill barrel and an Ardbeg barrel, so keep an eye out for them sometime too.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (20462) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - JUL 13, 2014
Keg at BD on da Bush, 01/07/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is big roast, liqourice, ashen notes, dark chocolate, dark berry fruits, earthy, hoppy backnotes, Xmas cake mix. Taste comprises rich roast, dark malts, toffee fudge, chocolate, raisens, boozey pitch, fruit cake, aniseed. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roasted tones and subtle warming booze. Solid enough impy.


4.2
SlackerMads (3478) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle. Black with a large dark brown head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Pleasant nose with dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and light wood. The flavour follows the nose with roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark wood and light earthy notes, perhaps some coffee, honey and chalk. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter with some warming alcohol. Roasted finish. Well balanced, tasty and carries the alcohol incredibly well. No sticky sticky diabetes either. The best imperial stout I have had in a while.

3.6
Biroholik (1531) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Imperial Stout z bazą złożoną z 10 różnych słodów z dodatkiem miodu, melasy, płatków owsianych i świeżych ziaren kawy.
Alkohol: 9,5% obj.
Batch No.: 0288
Data butelkowania: Marzec 2016
Data ważności: Marzec 2021
Butelka: 660 ml
Kolor: Czarny, nieprzejrzysty.
Piana: Wyborna, książkowa wręcz ;) Ogromna czapa jasnobeżowego puchu złożonego ze średnich i małych pęcherzyków. Wiele minut utrzymuje się na powierzchni. Pozostawia liczne pajęczynki.
Zapach: Aromat słaby, no może w kierunku umiarkowanego. Po takiej liczbie licznych dodatków spodziewałem się większego Boom. Aromat wyraźnie słodowy i to na pewno jest. Natomiast kawa i melasa jakaś taka niewyraźna. Umiarkowana paloność. Brak nut miodowych.
Smak: Smak jest znaczenie lepszy niż aromat. Wysoki stopień paloności, a wraz z nią mocno palone ziarna kawy. Czuć i melasę, ale również gorzką czekoladę. W tle odrobinę orzechów włoskich, a na koniec ciemne owoce. Piwo ma w większej mierze wytrawny profil. Co jakiś czas następuje przełamanie w postaci akcentów ciemnych i czerwonych owoców i minimalnych miodowych detali. Niestety dla mnie, jest tego zbyt mało. Po paru łykach pojawia się już mocna, palona i popiołowa goryczka. Odciska ona chwilami swoje piętno na podniebieniu. Faktura jest średnio-gęsta, a posmaki alkoholowe umiarkowane.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Podsumowanie: Ciekawy Imperial Stout. Może nie jakiś wymiatacz, ale fajnie się go degustowało. Aromat trochę odstaje, ale smak już wynagradza braki. Pomimo, że nie przepadam za wytrawnymi RISami, ten miał coś w sobie. 10 różnych słodów użytych w procesie warzenia zrobiło swoją robotę. Dodatki mogłyby być bardziej wyczuwalne, ale i tak nie ma się czego czepiać. Duża butla 660 ml została opróżniona w pojedynkę w dość szybkim tempie ;)

3.8
thomat (4096) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2017 On tap @ Brewskival 2017. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, hops and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter / fruity finish.

4.1
madnorwegian (249) - FRANCE - JUL 30, 2017
Very intense experience. Had a small wine glass of this at Atlante bar in Paris. Very deep tabacco, rubber, chocolate and roasting coffee bean aromas. Deep black color with tan head. Boozy. Almost like a hard liquor but in a good way. Wouldn’t want to drink more than 25cl at a time.

3.7
Svartvit (917) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2017
Bottle shared at the Uiltje bar, Haarlem during the Koffie/Thee share. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet on the nose, caramel, molasses, chocolate, roast, coffee. Over medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. Quite boozy.

4
Beerowl80 (387) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask. Pours black. Aroma of roast malt, burnt sugar and chocolate. Taste is light sweet and bitter. Rich creamy mouthfeel feel. Very nice.

3.6
Calisky (3029) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 17, 2017
Couleur noire, très légère mousse. Fort nez sur le grain de café, un peu torrefié. . Gout malté, café torrefié, reglisse amere, grain de café, forte amertume robuste. Corps presque huileux.

3.5
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2017
No head but rusty rim; undercarbonated deep black-brown beer. Sweet, wood, dark green leaves, alcohol, rainwater, liquorice and light roast, Madeira. Wry, bitter-ish wood, leafy, roast and some ashes. Faintly mineral too. Warming up, a faint sweetness creeps in, as from dried fruit: figs, prunes. Very low carbonation, slick, some alcoholwarming. Certainly not bad, if a bit "easy" for an Imperial Stout. Mouthfeel and body are lacking - but that makes it easily drinkable too. Thanks, Jezza!

3.7
jaghana (6228) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle 66cl, a dark beer with good brown head. Nose is a bit sharp on roasted coffee and roasted notes. Taste is quite sweet with some acrid touch. Aroma is on roasted coffee, roasted malt, licorice, burnt caramel, body is robust a dit harsh but pleasant.

3.4
jjsint (3436) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Void black. Massive tan head. Aroma is very - um - un-impy-like. Smoky malt with basil and mint notes. Some caramel and (oddly) bubblegum. Sweet taste with some medicinal hop in the background. Long astringent finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Liquorice and caramel in the aftertaste. An odd duck and not the best impy. Bags of character though.


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