Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bristol, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Seasonal - Christmas.

Our special festive brew is a harmonious blend of seven malts. A rich silky mouth feel is achieved from the addition of flaked malted oats with plum and dried fruit flavours. Only available at Christmas, naturally!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5567) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Oh this is nice. A good, roasty toasty beer. Very drinkable. very refreshing. Bags of flavours. Really fine, tip toe balance of sweet and bitter, sharp and comforting. The spices don’t really come through that much - the dark malts tend to overshadow them, but they add a little bit of warmth and depth, and fill in the corners. This is a very satisfying Winter Warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4551) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from trembling Madness, York. This is a very dark brown-black beer with chocolate and spiced red fruity flavours, plum notes and a slight sour creamy fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Copper with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and chocolate with yeast and citrus. Herbal and spicy with some burnt notes and grapefruit. Flavours are nutty, fruity coffee with grapefruit bitterness. Dark chocolate with festive spices. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (610) - - DEC 6, 2015
Black with light brown head. Caramel nose followed by the same in the mouth - sweet with chocolate & coffee undertones. Perfect for Christmas. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at the Shoulder of Mutton 21.06.12 in company of Peter Fowler who cracked this open, cheers Peter. Chesnut in colour with a slim off-white head that swiftly departed. From the description I understand that there is ginger and coriander in here but they are pleasantly subtle enough not to ruin things. The hoppiness is still there this is lovely and fruity. Like this. A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6871) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
500ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Raisins, mince pies and spicy malt in the aroma. Fruity and spicy taste with raisins, cloves and malt detected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
From brewers droop, Bristol
500 ml bottle [BBE:4.7%]
Blood Alc: 34mg/100ml

Aroma is burned chocolate and vanilla. Colour is black with a coagulent white head. The beer is quite tangy with heavily roasted to burnt flavours and the texture is halfway between water and a thick stout. there is a sweetness to balance the roasty flavours but the drink does lack excitement or interest. Definitely a bbf beer, it?s good, has a little character but nothing amazing.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1813) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 14th December 2010. Pungent aroma and spiciness. Fruity and floral hop in-mouth and a berry fruit finish on a light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011

Draught @ Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, London, Greater London, England NW1 2EF.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, english licorice, light yeasty, UK yeast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chalk. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101231]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4654) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Muddy brown beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is mildly roasted and hopped, and the flavour is roasted, bitter and mildly chocolaty. It does have ginger notes. Overall a nice roasted and bitter chocolaty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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