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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Imperial Stout
Ealing, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 (18189) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2673) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
2014. Nie tak dobre jak wspominam. Dość słodkie, finisz mocno wytrawny i goryczkowy. Melasa, kawa, paloność. Ciało niezłe. Przyzwoite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aragh (246) - POLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Kolor hebanowy, wysoka, gęsta, jasno beżowa piana. Zapach świeżej kawy i kakao. W smaku fantastyczna harmonia gorzkiej czekolady, kawy, trufli, likeru, rodzynek, lukrecji oraz nieznacznej paloności i ziemistości. Świetnie zbalansowane i ułożone, alkohol lekko rozgrzewa przełyk. Piwo złożone, ale odkrywające wszystkie karty naraz, bez drugiego dna, czy nawet wyraźnego posmaku.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1375) - Zbki, POLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Aromat: nuty palone, czekoladowe, kawowe z dodatkiem miodu. Alkohol nieźle ukryty, choć trzeba dodać, że to piwo miało niemal 2 lata od rozlewu.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta z jasno brązową pianą. Jest ona drobno pęcherzykowa, niemal kremowa, jak na RIS-a dosyć obfita i trwała.

Smak: spora słodycz, złamana kwaskowością i dość szybko skontrowana palonością, nutami opiekanymi, gorzką czekoladą czy kawą. Alkohol obecny zwłaszcza przy pierwszych łykach. Goryczka raczej słodowa, dość wysoka, ale złagodzona słodyczą. Pełnia krągła plus, umiarkowane wysycenie i wytrawny posmak ciemnych słodw na finiszu z nutą alkoholową rozgrzewającą przełyk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4434) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (1291) - Bled, SLOVENIA - OCT 23, 2016
On tap@craft beer Covent garden, Greater London: pours black color, clear with tan light brown head. Aroma: intense roasted coffee, intense roasted dark malts, hint of honey, toffee...flavor: very si.ilar to aroma: intense roasted dark malts and coffee beans notes, supported with honey, molasses....finish is peppery bitter, slightly sourish of roasted, body is medium to full, texture soft, carbonation is medium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (202) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle - 2016 vintage (9,2%). Aroma of honey, rye bread, coffee, roasted malts, figs, prunes, red grape, bitter chocolate, smoke. Pours pitch black with a beige and dense head. Taste begins sweeter with honey, prunes and molasses. Then becomes roasty and bitter with big coffee, smoke, rye and dark chocolate. Lighter side of full bodied, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, roasty and smokey finish. Pretty nice imperial but a tad harsh for my liking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13831) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottled, 660ml (shared), waxed cap, at The University Club, Oxford. Jet Black with tan head. This was a thick, smooth, silky pour, like pouring cough medicine. The beer has a tarry, bitumen, darkly roasted malt character, bitter black chocolate then bittering coffee beans. Liquorice notes then a beery alcohol note. Full on Imperial Stout and jolly decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft. Hazy black pour with tan head. Nose was oaky bourbon, coffee, molasses. Rich and complex flavor, smooth finish with well-hidden alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2505) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle. Black in colour, beige head. Medium sweet, very nice coffee-chocolate flavours, roasty, finish is sour from roasted malt. Full bodied, overcarbonated with noticable and bit harsh alcohol. Finish is semi dry, bitter. OK imperial stout.


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