Old Chimneys Reviews




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

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

WingmanWillis
4.3
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Bottle at home thanks to Cloin. Pours black with a dirty tan head. Aroma is booze, vanilla, coconut a little cocoa and dried fruits. Taste is a big chocolate hit with vanilla, leather, a little coconut and finishes with a little boozy hit and sweetness lingering. Really nice and smooth. Lovely stuff
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Davros IX
4.6
Old Chimneys Red Admiral
2016 catch up - Intense and widely varied flavours, whisky, malt, stout, caramel, velvety and amazing. I drank this over a year ago and it still sticks in my mind. You may draw your own conclusions.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
4.2
Old Chimneys King Alfred’s Cake Baltic Porter
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A very, very good Baltic porter. A level of sweetness and beautifully smooth. There was a warmth of alcohol, but it was very well hidden. I didn’t get the bubble-gum or the banana that was indicated in the blurb. The second bottle was not so good; too yeasty, but it maintains the score because the first was great.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
3.5
Old Chimneys Walnut
2016 catch up - A very well made brown ale with the malt and sweetness you would expect. Exceptionally smooth (as you would expect from the brewery) and a very nice mouthfeel. Served at the right temperature and perfect on its own. I really couldn’t taste the alcohol.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
3.1
Old Chimneys Parnassus
2016 catch up - Another "English" IPA. It was very good, with quite an overpowering bitterness that I actually liked. It’s not the most accessible of beers, but I did like it a lot.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
3.4
Old Chimneys Brimstone
2016 catch up - A high concept pilsner. It was good, but very lively and went everywhere when I tried to pour it. Very pleasant flavour with a nice underlying bitterness from the hops. A real kick of alcohol too.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
3.1
Old Chimneys Red Stag
2016 catch up - A nice strong bitter. Lots of malt and a good bitterness from the hops, but not a memorable beer.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
4.5
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
2016 catch up - A very smooth, flavoursome and tasty imperial stout. This is a classy beer that has a lot of flavours of malt, coffee, chocolate and tar. And so smooth! The quality of the beer is fantastic.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
3.6
Old Chimneys Firecrest
2016 catch up - bottle at home - What I would describe as an "showcase" beer; one that is so well made that it is almost perfect. However, for some reason it didn’t really do it for me. There was a lot of malt and the alcohol was very forward, but it resulted in a very good mouthfeel. It was tasty too, with a good bittering of hops that offset a sweetness. Maybe I was just having a bad day.......
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Davros IX
2.5
Old Chimneys Black Rat
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A very sweet beer that to me was almost cloying. It left a strange mouth feel and this is a beer I didn’t enjoy.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Grumbo
4.4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
From cask at the 26th East Anglian Beer & Cider festival, Bury St Edmunds. 9.2%. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Aroma of banana, roasted malt, chocolate, rum truffle, dark jammy fruits, light liquorice and alcohol, and burnt toffee. Medium to heavy sweetness, moderate toasted bitterness. Full bodied, slick texture, soft to flat carbonation, So good!
Friday, April 21, 2017

fonefan
2.8
Old Chimneys Red Stag

Bottle 330ml. at [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting ] @ Deanso’s place (former ABC Beers), Korte Koediefstraat 5 Den Haag, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Old Chimneys Red Stag ].
Unclear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity malt, sweet malt, flowers, marmalade hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, sweetmalt, fruity malt, caramel, marmalade. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160922]
5-3-6-3-11

Friday, April 14, 2017

fonefan
3.1
Old Chimneys Scarlet Pimpernel

Bottle 500ml. at [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting ] @ Deanso’s place (former ABC Beers), Korte Koediefstraat 5 Den Haag, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Old Chimneys Scarlet Pimpernel ].
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, nutty, fruity malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160922]
6-3-6-3-13

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

fiery_1
4.1
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
275ml bottle @ Alex’s. 2009 Vintage
Pours a dark mostly opaque brown with no head. Nose has dark fruits, huge wood(oak), and some sweet malts. Flavour is in rich molasses, with a leather character, and some dark fruits. It is medium bodied with a smooth rich and complexity. Tasty stuff.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

beerplace
4.2
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
275ml bottle (thx, Alex!) at Alex’s in honor of my birthday and CPA PREP finish. Vintage 2009. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is dark fruits, molasses, liquorice. Same taste with woody notes. Very rich and nice.
P.S. My rating is #444 for this beer, hehe.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

stevoj
4.5
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
330ml bottle thanks to Colin. Inky, oily black pour, small beige head. Deep, rich smoky malts, coffee, anise. Taste is pure roasty sweet malts. slick and slippery. Simple stout, but pure and genuine. One of the best.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

hohops
4.4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
Appearance- jet black, a half-finger tan head which gradually fades. Looks the part. Aroma- chocolate fudge, vanilla, Black Forest gateaux, coffee, tiramisu, woody notes, chocolate biscuits, slight boozy notes, more vanilla, marshy land. Taste- thick boozy chocolatey milkshake. Leather, vanilla, brownies, caramel, fudge cake, burnt treacle, rich coffee, scorched malt. Mouthfeel is thick, rich and chewy. Sweet dark malty finish, with cherry hints. Woody malt, trace of smoke. Excellent.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
4.2
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
330ml bottle thanks to Steveoj. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is ash roast malts black licorice. Taste is more of the nice roast ash black licorice molasses. Very nice.
Friday, March 24, 2017

cgarvieuk
4.8
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
For my historical ratings see my wifes account sgarvieUK and chrisgarvie

This really is one of my FAV beersBottle at home ... 2012 vintage ... july 7th 2016 ... Dark Black ... thin tan head .. dark oaky chocolate roast... soft toffee chocolate nose .. carbonation on this one a bit light...dark chocolate .. very berries roast malt .. rich chocolate .. massive oak roast 4.4 .. this bottle just doesnt seem tohave held up as well as last weeks 2012

Bottles at fins August 201605 - dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark rich chocolate roast malts nose... Dark soya... Rich chocolate... Light thin.. Soft fruits bitter odd thin body 3.8

06 - dark black.. No lacing... Rich sweet chocolate roast malts nose meaty chocolate roast malts.. Smother roast.. Dark chocolate fruit malts ..Light oak 4.3

09 - dark black... Thin tan lacing... Soft woody.. Dark Berries plum fruit nose... Rich dark fruit.. Big oak.. Woody chocolate roast malts.. Heavy roast .. Way more oak than 11.. Big molasis... 4.5

11 - dark black.. Small tan head.. Only one with real head... Dark chocolate. Big sweet oak.. Rich chocolate roast.. Plums figs nose... Dark rich.. Sweet rich chocolate roast 4.7

13 - dark black... Thick tan head.. Dark rich chocolate roast malts ... Dark chocolate roast dry roast malts nose rich chocolate.. Thich rich body.. Rich chocolate heavy chocolate roast.. Thick rich heavy chocolate 4.6,

Bottle at home .. my first 2014 ... dark black ... small tan head ...d ark chocolate ... soft woody oak malt nose ... rich sweet chocolate malts nose ... dark roast .. big sweet oaky chocolate .. massive chocolate ,.. rich soft chocolate orats ... light chocolate oakyness pretty awsome ... 4.8

bottle at home... 2014... Bottle 2... Dark black... Thin tan lacing.. Dark chocolate. Msoft oak.. Light chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate roast.. Soft malts.. Mellow malts.. Light sweet mellow chocolate malts... Big oak

bottle at home Christmas eve 2016...2013 bottle.. Arrrg was meant to be a 2014... Dark black.. Thin tan head.. Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose... Dark rich chocolate roast.. Heavy oak.. Smooth chocolate.. Big soft smooth chocolate.. Light woody oak malts... Smooth..soft easy chocolate roast 4.8

bottle at home ,,, 2014 bottle Drunk Jan 2017 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... dark oak chocolate roast malts nose .. heavy rich roast malts nose .. sweet chocolate .. massive rich roast ... heavy roast .. swet chocolate .. massive oak .. long soft oak .. rich smooth chocolate .. woody roats .. 4.7

bottle at home 2014 vintage Drunk March 2017 ... dark black .. small tan head ... massive oaky woody .. ligth sweet cholate roast malt nose .. dark viscous chocolate malts .. heavy sweet chocolate .. big oaky vanilla ... sweet chcolate .. dark oaky plums and chocolate ... long long lomng oak finish 4.3

Friday, March 24, 2017

shoulderbroken
4.3
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Thanks JC. 2012 version. Lovely aroma, bit meaty, bit of smoke, treacle. Great taste, rich, bit of caramel, some kind of marker pen, meaty too, shiitake? Very nice.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Holmen1
3.3
Old Chimneys Horn of Plenty
Flaske delt med Steven, hos ham: mřrk oransjegylden med ok skum. Dufter alkohol, fersken, engelsk appelsinmarmelade, vinterepler og karamell. Vinřs smak med de samme inntrykk, men litt rřff - alkoholpreget er tydelig til stede, sammen med bitre humler. Noe ubalansert helhetsinntrykk, den blir for besk i avslutningen.
Monday, March 6, 2017

jc1762
3.8
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
2012 Bottle poured into a taster showing caramel foam lacing and thin translucent rims with a black center. The nose shows a mix of soy sauce, roasted malts, smoky and a light vanilla background. The palate is full bodied and moderately carbonated with a foamy mouthfeel and strong alcoholic spice. Flavors of dark roasted malts, light vanilla sweetness and a very light latte bitterness. Finish shows more vanilla and bourbon resurging on the finish.
Friday, March 3, 2017

TimE
4.3
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Dark brown color. Massive bourbon, chocolate cake, molasses, dark fruit, stewed apples, raisins, fudge in the nose. Super deep and complex. Slightly sour, fudge, cherries, dark fruit and molasses in the mouth. So complex and rich. A pure sipper.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Holmen1
4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
Flaske delt med Steven, hos ham: nesten helt sort med fint skum. Vidunderlig aroma og smak med enorm fylde og laang ettersmak. Mřrk sjokolade, dessertkaffe, lakris, vanilje og andre godsaker i perfekt blanding. Life is good.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Christian
3.5
Old Chimneys King Alfred’s Cake Baltic Porter
Black with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma with toffee and chocolate, dried fruit and bubblegum. Sweet fruity and roasted flavour
Sunday, February 26, 2017

jjsint
3.6
Old Chimneys Walnut
Gravity cask at the CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival, Norwich. Palish brown, very translucent. Astringent and slightly sulphurous smell. Taste starts sweet and nutty before turning to an intensely medicinal (but never unpleasant) bitter. Aftertaste resplendent with hazelnut. A brilliant nut brown ale.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

jjsint
4.3
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
Gravity cask at the CAMRA National Winter Ales. Festival 2017, Norwich. Black with a tan head. Smell is almost entirely dominated by sweet liquorice but the taste is far more complex: salted caramel, peanut brittle, yeast extract. Long sweet and salty finish. Oily body. Wow. A brilliant strong stout.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Christian
3.3
Old Chimneys Red Stag
Gravity at the brewery. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel and a touch of dried fruit. Sweet fruity and malty flavour
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Christian
2.6
Old Chimneys Fighting Foxes
Gravity at the brewery. Dark golden with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of grass and hay. Sweetish malty flavour with grassy hops and a rather bitter finish.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Christian
3.3
Old Chimneys Walnut
Gravity at the brewery. Brown with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of toffee and biscuit with hints of fruit and nuts. Sweet malty flavour with a lightly roasted note
Saturday, February 25, 2017

thomat
4.1
Old Chimneys Good King Henry
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Full body with a very nice bitter / fruity finish.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

thomat
3.6
Old Chimneys Walnut
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Dark reddish amber with a tiny tan head. Nutty and fruity tones. Nuts, fruit, malt and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mjp12
3.2
Old Chimneys Horn of Plenty
Bit of weird one this. If you drink it expecting a DIPA , you will be disappointed , there are hundreds of better examples out there. If you drink it "blind" , it comes across as a delicious old ale/ barley win , with a great hop / malt balance .
Monday, February 20, 2017

jamestulloch
4.4
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Bottle (2014 vintage). Black body with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder, brandy-soaked fruit, fudge, oak and treacle. Flavour of hazelnut, tar, prunes and sharp plum. The finish is peppery with a welcome boozy warmth. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Light fizz. A sumptuous treat.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Svartvit
3.3
Old Chimneys Horn of Plenty
Bottle shared at the first post-Dean THT. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a white head. Grassy & fruity, peach, caramel, grapefruit. Medium sweet & bitter. Medium body, low carbonation.
Friday, February 3, 2017

kermis
3.6
Old Chimneys Horn of Plenty
Bottle shared at THT. Hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma of light fruits, apple, caramel, orange and herbal notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Friday, February 3, 2017

sjogro
3.5
Old Chimneys Horn of Plenty
Sampled from bottle at THT Februari at "De Zuipschuit". Hazy dark amber with light thin head. Red fruit, strawberry, grapefruit, light caramel. Medium sweet and moderate bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice beer.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Maakun
3.4
Old Chimneys Horn of Plenty
Bottle at February THT. Slight hazy amber with small off white head. Peach, lots of sweet malts, caramel, lots of drying grass, quite herbal in the finish. Soft cognac and noticeable alcohol. Over medium sweet and bitter. Almost full bodied.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Svartvit
2.9
Old Chimneys Firecrest
Bottle shared at the first post-Dean THT. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Fruity, caramel, smells a little bit off, malty. Medium sweet, light bitter.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Maakun
3.4
Old Chimneys Firecrest
Bottle at February THT. Slight hazy darker golden with small off white head. Sweet tropical fruits, good sugary malts, light grain husks, apricot, quite some grass and herbs towards the finish. Medium sweet and bitter. Bit over medium bodied.
Friday, February 3, 2017

sjogro
3.3
Old Chimneys Firecrest
Sampled from bottle at THT Februari at "De Zuipschuit". Slightly hazy golden with white head. Sweet malts, spices, sugar. Over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body. Sweet finish.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Davros IX
5
Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
2011 vintage bottle on Christmas Day. This was like no beer I have drunk before. It looked beautiful and had a thick, oily, long lasting and pleasing mouth feel. The alcohol was forward, but in a good way. The flavours were malt, coffee, tar, chocolate, whiskey, port and brandy. Every sip was a different flavour, with a foundation of a velvet texture. A very long finish in my mouth. Yes, probably the best beer I have ever drunk in my life and it deserves that top score.
Friday, February 3, 2017