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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Glenlivet Cask

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


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
This Imperial Stout has spent the last 6 months ageing in oak taking on the famous characteristics of Glenlivet whisky. The Stout’s rich, smooth, roasty flavours combine with the whisky character to produce a complex beer, layered with big flavours. Enjoy as an after-dinner treat or as an accompaniment to full-flavoured cheeses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
Opaque, near black with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of whisky with some chocolate and a touch of fruit. Flavour had caramel, more chocolate and some warming whisky notes. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Black with a thin tan head. Aromas of toffee, roasted malts, liquer chocolates. Mouthfeel is initially very substantial, but goes a little cloying in the finish. Flavours of toffee, oak, some espresso sourness, with a long raisiny fruit finish. Pretty good, but not the best in class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Black with very small head and low carbonation,Smokey with a slightly burnt finnish. Malts are present , Well balanced with a great presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Opaque black beer, light palate. Semi dry and semi crisp. Tangy dark malt. Mild whisky. A little lacto cream. Dry finish. Okay but for a big abv beer it could do with a little more complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate malt, alcohol, whisky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet berry, sugary, dark malt, buzzy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is big time whisky with a good beery body as well. Very Islay like. Flavour is similar in a good balance. Less aggressive than the Laphroaig cask one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9680) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle at home shared with Barry 29.12.11 ordered direct from Bristol Beer Factory. Pours black with a light beige head. Warming with a little alcohol noted, thick in mouth with a little orange. Oil slicks on the inside of the glass, nice roastiness, easy going smooth beer. Big, big thanks to Andrew at Bristol Beers for very generously sending far too many additional bottles out following a delivery issue caused by the courier. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov16 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
500ml bottle, best before 10/10/2014, drunk in December 2011. Very dark, with a slightly oily consistency. I thought this worked much better than the Laphroaig version. Although the whisky influence was certainly not underplayed, it seemed better integrated with the other elements allowing the bitter chocolate, roast coffee and piquant licorice elements to come through. And the body seemed fuller and firmer so that the overall impression was of well judged balance. A slightly higher ABV may have helped too. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2011
[500ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk, as part of ’12 stouts of Christmas’] Black pour, decent dark brown head. Whisky on the nose. Quite smooth whisky flavour. Some toffee and marzipan in there. Long whisky finish. Oaky and quite sweet – yet there’s a tanginess to it as well. Quite like this one [20122011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle at home ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... light whiskey ... light honey ... soft oak nose ... dark malts ... bitter chocolate ... woody chocolate ...

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