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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Glenlivet Cask

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Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Imperial Stout has spent the last 6 months ageing in oak taking on the famous characteristics of Glenlivet whisky. The Stoutís 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (960) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at home watching bonfire night fireworks, 10th November 2012, been looking forward to this one, poured a pitch black, small smooth head, aroma is rich, liquorice, tar, caramel, some coffee. Taste is salty liquorice initially, some smooth whiskey undertones some oak, drinks smoothly and easily. Very good impi stout

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle at home as part of the 12 Stouts of Christmas. First rate! Pour is pitch black, light tan head fades to nothing leaving no lacing. This beer means business. Nose is soft chocolate, prominent whisky but not in a boozy way, tangy roast malts. Palate is rich and sweet up-front, dark chocolate, spice, big but rounded peat whisky notes, some ashy roast, just the tiniest hint of booze on a sticky sweet finish but itís all so rounded. Oh wow. What a beer!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2011
12 stouts of Christmas tasting with Craig and Rich. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin, dark tan head. Aroma of oak, honey, chocolate and roasty malt. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely lingering bitter chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2012 does not count
330 ml bottle direct from the brewery. With a high pour one can rouse a thin coffee-coloured head that lasts. Beer is black as night. Hot, whisky and dark, roasted aroma. Mouthfeel is thick and full. Burnt and bitter gives way to a lovely, fiery whisky flavour and heat that lingers. Unquestionable whisky content. Rich, satisfying, and dangerous. The perfect nightcap.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9478) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2012
330ml bottle (Bottle Shop, Canterbury)
Rich stout roast, wafts of anonymous whisky. Sweet, a touch chocolatey. And thatís just the aroma. Jet balck, tight persistent tan head. Super smooth palate, lovely gentle carbonation. Soft milkt feel, Luscious. Taste is just like the aroma, but with a touch more whisky perhaps. Chocolate cake-like in places. Finish heavily burnt, a bit bitter, but not stringent or ashy. Whisky kept well restrained. Beautiful balance. 10.2% well hidden. So well crafted, no flaws at all. While much of the world is doing charicatured whisky beers which taste like they just cracked a bottle of teachers into the vat, this is a shining example of how to do it well. World class.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3148) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 4, 2011
Pours red tinged black brown with a thin mocha head that disappears to a lacing after 30secs. On the nose we have sherry, vanilla, sultanas and a touch of vanilla. Fairly gentle carbonation and very thick in mouthfeel, Its very sweet with plenty of dried fruit with the whisky following on in behind bringing a warming complex slightly dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11607) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle at Patís Birthday Tasting at Chrisoís, London. Pours oily black-brown with a faint foam head. Subtle wood and hard alcohol aroma. Great flavor, with the barrel aging supplementing rather than dominating the character of the stout. Rich chocolate and moderate roast, some burnt wood and mild earth. Medium to full in body with soft, fine carbonation. Slight warmth at the end with a mild booze sting, some moderate roast and good chocolate. Very solid imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4913) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk. Black colored beer with minimal light brown head. Roasted malt, milk chocolate, whiskey in aroma. Roasted malt, milk chocolate, wood, earthy notes, whiskey. Strong alcoholic finish with light bitterness. Tasty, sipping beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7416) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20818) - 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.


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