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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, balck currant. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, black currant, dark malt, mild licorice, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is subtle, blackcurrant and a little liquorice. Taste is fruity to start. Oily blackcurrant aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5302) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
50 cl bottle. BBE 14.11.2013.
Pours pitch black color with a huge off-white head. Aroma is quite subtle with some ashy chocolate and grainy notes. Flavor has some light chocolate, tart black berries, a bit of licorice and roasted malts. Dry and somewhat tart palate with a fruity finish. Way too thin, otherwise decent stout.
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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Massive thanks to me. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is mildly unpleasant. I get a bit of vomit, aniseed, some stewed vegetable. A bit of tangy dark fruits. The taste is dark berry jam, roasted malts. A bit of cake icing. Medium body. Quite carbonated, perhaps overly so. Overall, not great. One of Bristol’s lesser beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
160315. Bottle at home. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma licorice, roasted malts. Slight dry malty taste. Nice all round to it. Not Bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to Jack! Effing stouts! Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Nose holds burnt malts, dark bread. Light to medium sweet flavor, decent roast, burnt toast, perhaps some lightly tangy dark fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Burnt roasty malts to finish, dirt, low bitterness, some burnt raisins. So so overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO) (6:4:6:3:12=3.1)
Blackcurrant aroma. Dull palate. OK roast. A bit sticky and stodgy. These guys do good *beers*, why do they keep spoiling them by adding non-beer stuff?
500ml bottle - shared by VastActiv - thanks! (7:4:6:4:13=3.4)
Very nice roast aroma, touch of coffee from the roast, a touch of berries. Watery palate. Dullish. But a pleasant stout nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, liquorice and faint berry. The taste is earth, roasted malt, metal, mild liquorice, earth, dark fruit and fruit cake with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Good flavour and well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at home, BBF online 12SOC, 18/01/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of filmage. Nose is roast malts, dark fruits, liqourice, berry fruit - not necessarily picking blackcurrants out here, sugars. Taste comprises blackcurrant, roast malt, liqourice - doing what it says on the tin! Medium bodied, carbonation was a little over sprtized initially but I supped this over time and it flattened out so upped from a 3 to 4, dry finish. Decent enough stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2010) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle at home from the 2012 12 stouts of christmas. Pitch black with a light borwn head that stays around and a bit of lacing. Aromas are earthy chalky coffee, but are subdued .Flavour is bitter coffer.Tart black current in the finish. I do not get a lot od liquorice. Pickley carbonation


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