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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 (33333) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). More or less pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild liquorice, some berries, slight not too roasted coffeeish notes. Flavour is liquorice, mild blackcurrant (and slightly other berries as well) along with some toffee, mild roasted malts and some slight chocolaty notes. Quite solid, but a bit thin palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
bottle at home as part of the 12 stouts of Christmas 2012 ... deep black ... bubbly tan head ... soft roast ... chocolate ... dark malts ... light licorice malt ... over fizzy again ... dark malts ... soft fruits ... light blackcurrant ... barest hint of salt ... and soft licorice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9838) - 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 (8595) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
4th of 12 from the 12 stouts selection box. Good as pitch with the now-customary cratered beige collar and thickness of condition. Relatively muted aroma with hints of burnt toast and nuts. Good roasty, overly done toast base streaked attractively with mildly sour blackcurrant. Really digging that mellow, dark chocolate-robed edge. The liquorice has vanished. Crumb of dry roasted fennel seed. Above average but weakest of the box so far...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6087) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle as part of the 12 stouts of Christmas. Near black with a small but tight, off-white head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, liquorice and roasted malts. Flavour had more chocolate, some tart blackcurrants and a hint of spice, leading to a dry finish. Very good.


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