Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
New Version of an old regular. Released as part of "12 stouts of Christmas 2012"
Black with Ruby Tint. Velvety & full flavoured stout. Well balanced and warming, this rich & malty stout has a smooth full flavour with a long bitter finish. This version of an Irish style stout combines everything we expect from a stout and can be enjoyed in all situations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3771) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty - some oat and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt - faint burnt malt with light chocolate and faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - some oat and lightly sweetish flavor, some roasted malt and light chocolate. Finish is average, malty - some oat and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and light chocolate - faint coffee, light hoppyness. OK lightly sweetish stout with roasted malt - could use more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Classic English stout. Looks the part. Super tich roasty aroma. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Great roasty taste. No ashiness. Mellow, and damn tasty. This is stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle at home, 12 stouts BBF online, 24/01/13 (Happy 70th Mum!). Pours a light shade of black, almost extremely dark mahogony brown, with a patchy tan head. Nose is dark roast malts, toffee, light coffee, dark fruits, touch of liqourice. Initially too cold as straight from the outhouse so returning later to continue the rate. Far better flavours after 45/50 minutes warming. Taste comprises roast malt, dark plummy fruit, mineral tones, molasses, touch of liqourice, hint of chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate caronation - perhaps a touch OTT here, dry finish. Ok stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24924) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). First rating of 2013, because Bristol is a nice place, and I long to a warm summer day (which turned into rain, but it was sunny while Chriso and I were at the deck of the Grain Barge!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, some toffee, mild fruityness as well as some slight notes of roast. Flavour is mild roast, some slight toffee,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle as part of the Twelve Stouts of Christmas. Almost black with a tight, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate, with a touch of fruity sweetness. Flavour had more plain choclate, toasted grains and a lingering, dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
5th bottle up from 12 stouts of christmas 2012.

Aroma is chalky and minerally with coffe / chocolate and toast notes. Black with crimson colour thin light tan head with some lacing. Flavour is roast malt with blackberries. Nice long finish ciffe finish. Mineral chalkyness comes through in the flavour as well. Little to no hop character. Well rounded and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from brewer 12 Stouts 2012 141212
Black, massive tan head that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, touch of burnt crust, hint of yeast
Taste as aroma, lots of roasted malts, dab of burnt crust, touch of bitter chocolate, rich dark malts, some brown leaves
Palate - Soft carb, light to medium body, quite a smooth texture. Finish is considerably dry, quite strong roasted malts and light burnt crust in the linger
Overall - Itís exactly what the bottle says - a dry stout. Itís pretty good too and gets better with the drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4987) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 14, 2012
Dark brown with fine bubbles and light tan head. Fruity dark beer with smooth body and lightly smoky blackcurrant. Slight roast barley and coffee in finish. More caramel notes as it warms. Quaffable enough but much better in the modified forms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 chocolate, caramel and Weetabix. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with yellow tan head. aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee. Taste is nicely roasty, caramel and toffee. Decent body with a dry finish. Nice

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