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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: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7704) - 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 (8065) - 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 (7593) - 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 (14746) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
330ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Nice vanilla aroma. Classic bourbon, but not boozy bourbon. Some butter from the wood too. Lovely. Black, small ring head. Lovely smooth palate, sweet apple retronasals. Lovely sweet body, but not sugary. Nicely roasted, but no ashiness. Some dark choc in the finish. Gets a bit dryer in the palate later, but the aroma if anything improves. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottled 33cl tasted at GB RAF. Slightly smoky nose. Beige lasting head. Dark brownish black color. Slightly sweet taste with some hints of vanilla. Also some sourness and hints of coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (3163) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 08/11/2015. Pours dark reddish brown, thick creamy tan head. Licorice mostly in aroma at first with some oaky barrel whiskey notes coming through. Loads of vanilla in aroma too. Bitter chocolate, vanilla and some roasted coffee notes in aftertaste as well. Really smooth and scaringly easy to drink. Sweet bourbon notes in finish. One of the better imperial stouts that has come around lately.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (4787) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
33cl bottle, bbe 11/2015. gallows bird. Black color, brown head. Vanilla, oaky aroma, "innis&gunn" like. Flavor is vanilla, wood, roasted malt, alcohol. Super smooth. Very easy to drink. Too easy even. wow.best imperial in a while

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
In a snifter for a treat. Nice bourbon hit, good depth, warmth coming through in the finish, that 4 months is optimum. Is it snowing outside?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
330 ml bottle. BB 08/11/2015. The Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland. Black colour with small tan head. Strong malty aroma with alcohol, some hops and whisky sweetness. Flavour is quite like wise. Hmm... not my favourite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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