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Bristol Beer Factory Blackcurrants and Liquorice

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Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Stout
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned; Special. Part of the 2012 "12 Stouts of Christmas" range.
A wonderful blend of berry fruit and liquorice to work alongside the roasted malt flavours from the stout. Dangerously drinkable and a great drink to accompany a range of sweet desserts.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3292) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle: Black color and a small beige head. Flavor is malty and fruity with notes of dark berries, roasted malt and cacao.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5128) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours very dark brown with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of burnt malt and liquorice. Taste is light sweet and roasty,dark fruits, lingering fruity, almost no traces of the liquorice, except in the utter finish, wouldn´t mind more bitter liquorice for balance.Smooth mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14442) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
9th February 2013
Opaque black beer with a purple tint! Good pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Dry dark malt. A little smoke, Trace of blackcurrant and as much apple, if not more! Mild minerals. Semi dry finish. A well executed blackcurrant and licorice stout would be a beer I would love to try. This ain’t it! Apologetic flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2013
500 ml bottle. BB 14/11/2013. Courtesy of VastActiv. Thanks!
Black colour with a small tan head. Toasted malt and liquorice in the aroma. Roasted malt, some molasses, berries and mild hops in the flavour. I didn’t catch the blackcurrants.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
(Bottle, 0.5 l, courtesy of VastActive, 20130713) The beer poured almost black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, sweetness and chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, chocolate, roasted malts, hint of berries and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was ashy, sweet and bitterness. Not a bad brew but not impressive either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2612) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle 0.5l (via alesbymail). BBE 14/11/2013. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Salts, hints of berries, licorice and roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
50cl (from the 12 Stouts series), new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with blackcurrants, liquorice and lactose, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex sweet Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly fruity/malty, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3026) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2013
50 cl bottle, BB 14/11/13. Almost black in color, brown head. Blackcurrant quite strong with roasted malt in aroma. Flavor adds licorice, otherwise very similar to aroma. Light to medium bodied. Dry finish with loads os blackcurrant. Nice stout, easy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3620) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2013
500ml bottle. Pitch black colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dry, minimally roasty dark malty aroma, a touch of liquorice, subtle hints of dark berries and tobacco. Taste is initially dry dark malty, subtle sweet fruity undertones with hints of blue and other dark berries, a tart touch flashes up, later the sweetness fades away and leaves room for dry, minimally salty and minimally roasty dark malty flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5996) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of is rather weak with some roastiness and blackcurrant. Flavour is rather interesting; strong tart blackcurrant, grass, chocolate, salty licorice and hay. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty, slightly tart and berryish finish. Blackcurrant seems to work quite nicely in this beer.


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