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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Bourbon Cask

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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). Pitch black colour more or less, with a huge brown foamy head. Aroma is quite sweet ripe fruity/cherryish notes with mild vanilla and some dark sugary and wooden notes. Flavour is quite similar with mild smoked notes. A bit of an alcoholic sting in the flavour, but not disturbing. Actually quite nice balance. Interesting dryish palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
6th February 2013
Opaque black - brown beer. Big pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft and semi dry. Mellow dark malt. Nice mellow bourbon with just a little wood. Mild minerals and mild spicy bubblegum ester - well buried. Mellow vanilla. Finishes dry. A good BA Impy but lacks that wow factor of the best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
bottle at home ... 12 stouts of Christmas 2012 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... lightest coconut nose ... dark malts ... deep roast ... heavy chocolate ... mellow chocolate ... big mellow roast ... very light bourbon...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8557) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at home (from Bristol Beer Factory online) 04/12/12. Mid black pour with a dirty tan head that clears to the edges as bubbles and leaves a small film atop the glass. Nose is roast malts, milk chocolate, light wood, touch of bourbon. Taste comprises roast malts, milk chocolate, wood tones, a little booze, molasses, a little leather. Mouthfeel is par excellence - fine carbonation, smooth on the palate leading to a sweet and roasted boozey finish. A really well made Imperial Stout in which the alcohol is well disguised.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Last tick from the ’12 Stouts’ selection box. That lasted all of 3 nights. Spectacular, glossy pour with a towering mousse of tan foam. Ridiculous, saliva-prompting aroma mingling blackcurrant, custard, strawberry bubblegum, bitter chocolate, coconut and expensive rum. Rummed-up, Malibu-streaked Caribbean cocktail flavour with plenty enough bitter chocolate and burnt toast to remind you you’re drinking a stout. Feels deceptively sessionable. Truly, a magnificent festive sipper and the pick of 12 way-above-average stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6077) - Helsinki, 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (5908) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Near black with a decent tan head. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla oak and a hint or prune, before a dryish finish with a trace of whiskey warmth. Excellent.


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