Tag Archives: Imperial Stout

Belleville Brewing Co. Portland (10%)

Are there too many breweries in London? There might be. This is a terrible beer that does nothing right. Sickly and sweet, overly fruity, cloying and with a nasty chemical tinge, this is a beer that I could write endless … Continue reading

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Thornbridge Brewery Eldon (8%)

What exactly is it that people find so great about Thornbridge? I just don’t get it. This Bourbon Oak Imperial Stout pours a nice enough purple brown but lacks any discernible aroma save for the weediest treacle tart smell. The … Continue reading

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Oskar Blues Brewery Ten Fidy (10.5%)

Oskar Blues’ Imperial Stout is really rather good. Did I say rather good? I meant bloody brilliant. It pours as black as pitch with a thick cappuccino head and stinks of putty and prunes, coffee and treacle. There’s a slightly … Continue reading

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Mad Hatter Brewing Co. Double Nightmare On Bold St. (9.5%)

I fear I may never sleep again. This double version of Nightmare has twice the HasBean coffee and twice the malt, meaning that this little bottle is full of the richest roundest blackest beer I’ve had in some time. The … Continue reading

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Cloudwater Brew Co. Hibernate Imperial Stout (11.2%)

The label says that this beer will age well and I’m sure it will, but if you have a bottle then drink it now as it’s an absolute beauty. Pouring an inky black with just a tiny wee head, the … Continue reading

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