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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9380) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8031) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7960) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7070) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6546) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6538) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (6495) - 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.

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