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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Bourbon Cask

Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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bottled, special. Part of 2012 "12 Stouts of Christmas"
Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Casks. Our Imperial Stout has been aged in Oak Bourbon casks for 4 months so taking on the rich flavours. Rich, strong, smooth with a kick. Enjoy as an after dinner drink or late night tipple. Drink from a brandy snifter as a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3925) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Brum. Supremely smooth mouthfeel - delightful. This is subtle, yet deliciously flavoured. I have no clue about whisky, but the flavour is unmistakeable here, and delicious. Not sure the base Impy is actually that spectacular, but with the barrel ageing it becomes very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, sweet malt bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130127]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3996) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Opaque black caramle, greyish brown head. Some legs. Oaky vanilla aroma. A little bit bozzy and choc nose. Flavour is rich and complex raisin rum, oak, vanilla. Some oak tanin. Persistant long oaky after flavour. Silky palete.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7447) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
Bottle @Bruce’s, thanks to jackl. It pours opaque dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt, toast, earth, toasted coconut and vanilla. The taste is roasty, toast, charred wood, light vanilla, fudge, caramel and light booze. Medium-full body and fine-moderate carbonation. Flavoursome, well-balanced and tasty. Probably the best of the BBF stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1001) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at home, Easter Sunday 2013. Good smokey and woody aroma, nice looking drink. Taste is a little too dominated by bourbon and oak, I miss the liquorice and coffee I like in my imperial stouts, still pretty drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is smoke, hints of sweet vanilla, wood. Raisin chocolate cake. The taste is smooth fudge, some almond, vanilla. A bit of charred wood. Full body, oily and smooth. Overall, not the most complex beast, but really drinkable. Pretty pleasing stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
33 cl bottle @ lusikka, BBE 08.11.2015
Aroma has grass, vanilla, strong bourbon notes, some roastiness and hints of bready malt. Flavour has salty licorice, peat, vanilla, bourbon, woody and herbal notes. Too woody and too strong on bourbon and woody notes, but decent anyway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon notes, dark roasted malts, some dark chocolate and caramel, faint licorice notes too. Flavor of vanilla, dark malts, chocolate, mild cocoa notes, some sugar, tar and faint coffee notes. Nice creamy palate with a smooth chocolaty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6570) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of strong bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Flavour of roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate chip cookies and tar. Full bodied, oily smooth mouthfeel and a smooth, vanilla, bourbon finish. Well balanced and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - massive thanks to Jack. Pours deep brown with a fine, creamy beige head. Boozy dark fruits in the nose, some chocolate. Big sweet flavor, jammy dark fruits, some burnt wood, hints of vanilla, mellow roast. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth to finish, burnt wood, ripe and dried dark fruits, dark malts, bit of booze. Not bad overall.

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