Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some licorice and tar. Flavour of rich roasted malts, licorice, tar, grassy hops, mild sweetness and hay. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a dry, malty and high bitter finish. Very well balanced and enjoyable. Pretty close to a dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at home ... 12 stouts of Christmas 2012 ... Dark black ...thin tan head ... soft mellow chocolate roast nose.. again its too fizzy .. dark chocolate roast ... mellow roast ... dark malts ... soft chocolate

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14127) - 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 16/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Massive thanks to Jack for tracking down the ever-elusive 5% version. How does he doe it? Pours clear brown with a frothy beige head. Chalky, dry and dusty cocoa in the nose. Light sweet flavor, some sweet cocoa, toasty bread, light dirt. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Dirty earth to finish, dry cocoa, toast. Very nice stout. Good balance, reasonable depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Second up out of the 12 stouts selection crate....creamy, very deep ruby appearing pitch with a well-retained yellow-tan collar. Decaying leaves, iron, puffed rice, light burnt toast and sulphur aroma. Good solid, well-roasted, chocolatey dry stout with hints of soapiness, (very) dark orange chocolate and roasted nuts. Something slightly maritime and salty in there too. Wholesome, easy-drinking, well roasted stuff.

   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 14/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2847) - 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 - It’s exactly what the bottle says - a dry stout. It’s pretty good too and gets better with the drinking

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - 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.

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