Old Chimneys Reviews




dzudohonor
4.4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
no w końcu udało sie dorwać - dzięki Ben! Vintage 2012. W aromacie czuć, że będzie gęsto i konkretnie - spalone drewno z ogniska, lekki torf, lekka wanilia- no jest charakter whisky, do tego czekolada i trochę ciemnych owoców. Super aromat! Smak: wędzona śliwka to pierwsze co mnie uderzyło, wow bardzo przyjemne odczucie, słodka czekolada z ciemnymi owocami, lukrecja, kawa, dębina, wanilia, troszkę ziemiste, ciało średnie, w kierunku bardziej gęstego, fenomenalnie ukryty alkohol. Zdecydowanie GHKSR zasługuje na miejsce w Top50, jest to piwo nieprzeciętne, świetnie zbalansowane i oferuje masę doznań.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fin
3.3
Old Chimneys Red Stag
Bottle picked up from Eebria/Direct from brewery consumed at home Sunday 12th November 2017 having just cooking Lamb, Tomato and Anchovy Casserole with Cumin Aubergines whilst listening to Snapped Ankles. Pours reddy amber with a white head, quite a large head in fact. Tangy fruit and caramel combination, a little alcohol lift, hops seem a little earthy and robust but carry a little bitterness. Fine. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ktwse
3.4
Old Chimneys Walnut
Pours clear dark brown with tall tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, roasted malt, toffee, citrus. Taste is roasty, toffee and caramel, bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fin
3.9
Old Chimneys Red Admiral
Bottle from Eebria, Direct from the brewery consumed at home Sunday 5th November 2017 whilst cooking Cottage Pie with a Cauliflower Cheese topping and Loz makes Fig, Raspberry, Hazlenut and Honey Cake. Rich and sweet, honey shows, but punchy and warming there is also quite a hoppy hit. There is a lot of woody elements here, citrus, notably marmalade in fact lots of marmalade. Fruity lots of fruitiness, this is a good beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
Sunday, November 5, 2017

wyattm
4.6
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ktwse
3
Old Chimneys Red Stag
Pours cloudy deep mahogany with low tan head. Aroma of malt, citrus, mild burnt butter and butterscotch. Taste is roasty and malty, burnt bitter finish. Light and somewhat creamy body with soft carbonation.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ktwse
3.5
Old Chimneys Black Rat
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, chocolate. That’s pretty much it. Taste is mellow milk chocolate sweet, from start to finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation. Nice, sweet, a bit one-dimensional.
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ktwse
3.2
Old Chimneys Parnassus
Pours hazy brown amber with a finger of off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, light caramel. Taste is mild bitter, building up into the finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ktwse
2.7
Old Chimneys Golden Pheasant
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of bread, malt, light citrus. Taste is floral and bitter up front and doesn’t really mellow out. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ktwse
2.9
Old Chimneys Hairy Canary
Pours clear amber with tall white head. Aroma of citrus, ginger, bread, malt. Taste is sweet, citrusy, malty finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Sunday, October 29, 2017

EdKing
3.7
Old Chimneys Oxeye
Bottle from Old Chimneys. Hazy orange, with a thin white head. Nose is earthy, orange peel, Grand Marnier, bitter citrus, Autumn leaves, caramel, orange marmalade. Taste is orange peel, citrus peel, earthy, tangy citrus rind, lemon, grapefruit, orange marmalade.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ktwse
3.8
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
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.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Ktwse
2.9
Old Chimneys Fighting Foxes
Pours cloudy deep copper with low off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, light floral notes. Taste is medicinal bitter up front, following through to the finish. This one feels somewhat unbalanced and one-dimensional. The type of English IPA I can't really stand. Light bodied and smooth with average carbonation.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Ktwse
3.6
Old Chimneys Red Admiral
Pours deep reddish brown with low tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, nuts, citrus. Taste is sweet, toasty, bitter, boozy finish. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Lingering medicinal bitterness. Speaking to Alan himself, he thought this would be at its peak about 6-12 months from now. Fortunately, I have another bottle and so will return here...
Friday, October 27, 2017

Ktwse
3.5
Old Chimneys White Admiral
Pours hazy deep brown with tall white head. Aroma of toast, caramel, banana, wheat. Taste is sweet, wheaty, mild herbal finish. Light to medium bodied, smooth, with average carbonation.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Ktwse
3.5
Old Chimneys Scarlet Tiger
Pours deep brown, nearly black, with flat light tan head. Aroma of nuts, malt, light butterscotch, chocolate. Taste is sweet, toasty, mild citrusy finish. Light, creamy body with average carbonation.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Ktwse
3.3
Old Chimneys Oxeye
Pours hazy brown amber with a finger of off-white head. Aroma of toffee, citrus, nuts. Taste is roasty, bitter, burnt notes. Fairly rich body with soft carbonation.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Ktwse
3.2
Old Chimneys Brimstone
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of honey, citrus, light malt. Taste is citrusy and hoppy crisp with a mellow sweet finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Ktwse
3.2
Old Chimneys Great Raft Bitter
Pours clear copper with low off-white head. Aroma of nuts, citrus, toffee, malt. Taste is initial nutty sweet followed by a mellow and roasty bitter finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.
Friday, October 27, 2017

kajser27
3.5
Old Chimneys Walnut
Unclear, dark brown, medium creamy beige head. Aroma is of malt, some caramel, toffee, nutty, some fruits notes, some chocolate, bit herbal hops. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, toffee, nuts, bit fruity, brown sugar, bit of chocolate, medium bitterness, some herbal hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bit creamy. OK, but not amazing. (bottle, Kris Wines, London)
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fin
3.4
Old Chimneys Oxeye
Bottle from Eebria, consumed at home Friday 20th October 2017 whilst cooking a Chicken Chasni from the Curry Guy cookbook. Looks great on the pour lively with a big white head. Quite potent at first and you sort of feel that the alcohol is driving this, however take a sip, take your time and it becomes an altogether different beast. Soft mouthfeel, boozy fruitiness, good and enjoyed this though not totally my thing. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
Friday, October 20, 2017

Ysrael

Ktwse
2.9
Old Chimneys Military Mild
Pours deep brown with low tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, herbs, hops. Tart taste with a toasty finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Friday, October 20, 2017

Ktwse
3.3
Old Chimneys Arrowhead
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of malt, bread, herbs. Taste is sweet malty with a roasted finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Friday, October 20, 2017

Ktwse
4.2
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Wow. The hype. When I first got in a position to realistically get this, it sold out in 2 minutes flat online, and I was left feeling empty. Said and done, rented a car, took the family on a road trip, and visited the brewery. So glad I did because Alan is an amazing guy. Super friendly, super kind and so relaxed. Now... the beer... well, it pours black with a low tan head. looks good enough, but not top marks. Aroma is a different story. chocolate, coffee, and more importantly, whisky notes. Vanilla, bourbon, Scottish whisky, dark dried berries... complex and brilliant. Taste is incredibly smooth and velvety, but also too rich in muscovado and dried fruit for top marks. Super sweet, super smooth, super rich...! Body is rich and creamy, velvety, smooth, with soft carbonation.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

EdKing
3.5
Old Chimneys Fighting Foxes
Bottle from the brewery via Eebria. Clear chestnut brown beer, with an off white head. Nose is caramel, coca-cola, slight cheese rind funk, autumn leaves, grassy, bitter, nutty. Taste is caramel, orange rind, earthy, bitter, that familiar OC floral yeast.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Shector
0.5
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve

Thursday, October 12, 2017

SinH4
4.4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
2014 bottle, many thanks to cgarvieuk for this one! Beautiful pitch black color with a large creamy beige head. Aroma is burnt wood, burnt sugar, vanilla, a touch ash, espresso, roasted, molasses, coconut, leathery, soy sauce, a bit of peat smoke even. Taste is sweet vanilla, soy sauce, meaty, berry jam, leathery, vanilla ice cream, chocolate, prunes, again a bit of peat smoke. Thick oily mouthfeel with low carbonation and a huge vanilla and burnt wood finish that is just a tiny bit too sweet for me, even considering the character of the beer. Much sweeter than the regular version, the oak character in this one is really unique, to the point that it almost gets confusing. Different than expected, but surely a fantastic beer.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SinH4
4.3
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
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!
Friday, October 6, 2017

nimbleprop
3.7
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
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.
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gary
4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
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
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

colemanzuber

colemanzuber
4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Skinnyviking
3.3
Old Chimneys Red Admiral
Bottle. Low fluffy white lasting head. Hazy red brown body. Sweet malt dried fruit caramel aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Alcohol nicely disguised.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

jredmond
3.4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
[2015 Backlog] Bottle shared by Leighton at the Half Marathon tasting. Pours a deep blackish brown body with khaki colored lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of smoked wood, bitter chocolate, lots of earthy roast, tobacco and sweet cocoa.
Friday, September 1, 2017

BeardedAvenger
3.9
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
Bottle from Beautiful Beer, Bury-St-Edmunds. Spicey, fruity aroma over the top, with a waft of chocolate. And a boozy hit. Dark, glossy, almost muddy. Thick frothy dark beige head. Light bitter with a creamy edge at first. A boozy bitter kick appears into the finish. Thick bodied. Creamy. Sticky. Low key carbonation. Long, astringent finish. The alcohol makes itself known. A beer two halves: understated at first, then the raw 9.6% takes effect. Found the latter off-putting at first, before I aclimatised.
Monday, August 21, 2017

Beerhunter111
4.5
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Bottle shared at Chris & Ruth´s House. 2009 Version. A black beer with a small most good lasting tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, rich chocolate, coffee. Taste of dark roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, wood, some red fruits, coffee, delicious!
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stuu666
3.1
Old Chimneys PSA
Bottle at salthorse. Pours deep amber, nose is cheesy, toffee, light fruit, taste is bitter, dry, sweet, little past its best.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rune
3.4
Old Chimneys Red Stag
330ml bottle, Lot: 144, bought at the ABV Store in Norwich. Lasting off-white head, poor lacing, deep ruby brown body. aroma of dried fruits and caramel. Sweet taste profile of raisin, caramel, lightly spiced. Slightly roasted drying end. Gets very sweet in the long run. Decent in small amounts. (Hotel Room, Norwich 10.07.2017).
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

kajser27
4
Old Chimneys King Alfred's Cake Baltic Porter
Black colored, long lasting creamy tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate, some burnt sugar and strong dark fruits, some banana. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, bitter chocolate, toffee, burnt sugar, again lots of dark fruits and berries, light banana notes, medium roasty bitterness, some alcohol and warmth in the finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, quite creamy. This really is a chocolate fruit cake! Excellent! (bottle, Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Sunday, July 23, 2017

nybol
3.8
Old Chimneys IPA
Let humlet og frugagtig, kort og godt. Fin engelsk IPA, der er let drikkelig.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

weihenweizen
4.1
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Refrigerated 275 ml brown bottle 2013 label poured into a glass. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is rich oak, thick body, medium/low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is chocolate and oak.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Judyvv
4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nisse666
3.8
Old Chimneys Oxeye
Bottle from EeBria cons 2017-06-22 Göteborg AR: British fruit cake, candis AP: hazy bronze, stoutly cresm beige steady lid F: British fruit cake, raisins, prunes, candis, wee spices, a bit ripe fruity
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Biroholik
4.6
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Jest to także najlepsze piwo jakie kiedykolwiek uwarzono w Anglii (No 1 na RB). Wyprzedza w rankingu najlepsze wypusty z Cloudwater Brew Co, The Kernel Brewery, Buxton Brewery Company czy Magic Rock Brewing.
Limited edition oak matured Imperial Stout.
Alkohol: 11% obj.
Butelka: 275 ml
Data butelkowania: 17.11.2014
Data ważności: 17.11.2024
Kolor: Smoliście czarny, nieprzejrzysty.
Piana: Niewielka, ale coś tam jednak jest. Ciemno beżowa, drobniuteńka. Wąski paseczek pojawił się tuż nad piwem. Na szkle pozostały punktowe kropeczki.
Zapach: Aromat jest słodki, bourbonowy, cholernie przyjemny. Czuć dębowe drewno i leciutką wanilię. Dużą rolę w bukiecie zapachowym odgrywają akcenty karmelu, cukru trzcinowego i pralinek belgijskich wraz ze szlachetnym alkoholem w środku. Pod czarną kopułą kryją się również nutki ciemnych owoców (wiśnie, śliwki, ciemne winogrona).
Smak: Oh My God! Oh My Good King Henry! Niesamowicie bogate i wielowymiarowe piwo. W pierwszym łyku pojawiała się silna owocowość trunku. Na języku można było wyczuć nuty ciemnych winogron i śliwek. Po przełknięciu ponownie śliwki lekko podwędzane i mnóstwo czekolady. Dalej sporo wiśniowych nut. Jest intensywna słodycz kawy z mlekiem, kamelu, lukrecji, wanilii. Piwo ma mnóstwo dębowych detali. Po większym ogrzaniu pojawia się masa krówkowa, kajmak. Mikroskopijne wysycenie potęguje odczucie gładkości. Nieprawdopodobnie ułożony alkohol. Kremowe, jedwabiste odczucie w ustach. Fenomenalne!
Wysycenie: Minimalne, praktycznie zerowe.
Podsumowanie:
Browar Old Chimneys Brewery znajduje się na totalnym odludziu. Stoi w szczerym polu w małej wiosce Market Weston w południowo-wschodniej Anglii. To właśnie tam powstało najlepsze craftowe piwo w całej Anglii. Zdobycie buteleczki nie jest łatwe. Pojawiało się w każdym roku zaledwie kilkaset egzemplarzy. Dzięki uprzejmości kolegi z grupy piwnych wymian udało mi się wymienić buteleczkę za Bubę Extreme. Nie żałuje nawet przez chwilę tej decyzji. Piwo rozkłada na łopatki swoją głębią doznań. Jest nieprawodopodonie złożone, bogate, wielowymiarowe. Dębowa beczka nadaje mu drewnianych nut. Leżakowanie sprawiło, że pojawiała się cała plejada owocowych detali (od śliwki, przez winogrona, a na wiśniach skończywszy. Piwo jest słodkie, wykleja usta i podniebienie. Procenty zamaskowane, a wysycenie minimalne. Jeżeli kiedykolwiek będziecie mieli okazje je zdobyć to mocno zachęcam. Warte jest swojego fejmu.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nisse666
3
Old Chimneys Fighting Foxes
Bottle from Eebria cons 2017-06-18 Uddingston AR: ripe fruitiness apricot and peach AP:hazy bronze, high frothy dirty brown foam F: dried fruity, bitter, smooth carbonated,
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nisse666
3.3
Old Chimneys Walnut
Bottle from Eebria cons 2017-06-18 Uddingston AR: bitter, Angostura, wee citrusy AP: dark amber, high frothy steady sand brown head F: over bitter, bakers chocolate, walnut bread, wee caramel, rich carbonated
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nisse666
2.7
Old Chimneys Red Stag
Bottle from Eebria cons 2017-06-18 Uddingston AR: roasted malt, wee Angostura AP: amber, high frothy stead lid F: bitter, roasted malt, red berries, citrusy,
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nisse666
3.8
Old Chimneys King Alfred's Cake Baltic Porter
Bottle from EeBria cons 2017-06-12 Uddingston AR: sugar cake, raisins, prunes, AP: dark brown, wee stouty beige lid F: sugar cake, raisins, dark bread syrup, sweet mouthfeeling, wee plums,
Monday, June 12, 2017

planky84
3.9
Old Chimneys King Alfred's Cake Baltic Porter
Bottle at the Star and Garter, Bromley. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of cola, cocoa, dark chocolate, licorice toffee. Flavours of chocolate ice cream, coffee, licorice, black treacle, cocoa. Nice warm, sweet finish. Tasty.
Monday, June 5, 2017