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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle from brewer 12 Stouts 2012 161212
Black, big deep tan head that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma - very soft roasted malts, touch of dark fruits, light aroma
Taste - Soft roasted malts, soft dark fruits, getting some blackcurrant, simple flavours, perhaps a hint of liquorice, mellow and quite tasty, very easy to drink
Palate - Soft to medium carb, light to medium body, smooth. Finish as main flavour, some dry roast
Overall - Mellow stout, easy drinking, subtle flavours

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6138) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1922) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2600) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5931) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3578) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3001) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5097) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10419) - 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.


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