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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: 28   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5523) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5341) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5272) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5111) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4867) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4277) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (3859) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3238) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3104) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
12 stouts of Christmas 2012 tasting with Craig and Ben. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of blackcurrant, liquorice, chocolate, caramel and roasty malt. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

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