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Bristol Beer Factory Blackcurrants and Liquorice

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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7689) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3347) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9278) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2132) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18525) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12505) - 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.

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