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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Speyside Cask

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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Speyside Cask
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Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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bottled, special. Part of 2012 "12 Stouts of Christmas"
Imperial Stout Aged in Speyside Whisky Casks. Our Imperial Stout has been aged in Speyside Whisky casks to taking on its strong flavours. The Stouts rich, smooth, roasty flavours combine with the whisky character to produce a complex beer, layered with strong flavours. Best drunk when you’re sitting down!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1708) - WALES - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 2012 vintage. Black in the snifter. Small brown head doesn’t endure. Aroma - faint whisky, a little TCP, toffee, sour milk, touch of smoke. Body - medium, quite smooth, low carbonation, not very foamy. Taste - mostly peated whisky, milk, slight smoke. I like this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Black colour with small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dominating, intense BA notes, leather, peat, tar. These BA notes are less predominant concerning taste, moderated to rancid leather, just cautious hints of peat; warming alcohol finish. Simply overdone: the whisky kills any beer flavours in the nose, concerning taste there’s a considerable mismatch. I hope for the Bourbon version.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
6th February 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is crisp and a little dry. TCP whisky! Mild smoke. Mild creamy malt. Semi dry finish. Way too much TCP for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1374) - Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, shared with Tapani, 07/09/13. Pours very black with a decent, mocha-colored head. Aroma is roast, some liquorice, a lot of whisky, tar and peat. Taste is mostly whisky, tar, Tervaleijona-candy. Some roast, but really, the tar and peat overpowers everything though it is not exactly superbly intense either. A bit light all around really. Medium, a bit sticky, not much carbonation. Nothing that special, I’m afraid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4427) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle: Thanks MadMitch: Served in a Chouffe glass: Deep dark brown to black pour. Medium sized, slowly changing dark beige foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of peat, wood, iodine, hints of brett and vanilla, earth, roasted malts, porridge, manure and some coffee. Flavours of spices, earth, iodine, some bandaid, peat, roasted barley malts, some spices, dark chocolate, bitters, chalk, wood roast, grains, hay, liquor, ligh whiskey, floral grass/moss, coffee roast and a spicy smoked and coal tones. Aftertaste is a mix of warmth, spices, dryness, chalk, peat, some earth, light iodine and wood roast with a firm bitterness. Low carbo, creamy light spicy and close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture. Better than the regular version, also 2%ABV higher. Strong, leaning towards complexity. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4357) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich alcoholic and peaty leading to a strong bitter flavour with lots of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol on the smooth creamy palate. A superb beer. A real classic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5259) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Peaty notes. Some alcohol. Very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6194) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 09.11.2015.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a minimal head. Aroma of tar, tobacco, wood, dark malts and dark fruits. Flavor of bourbon, dark malts, faint licorice and very distant berry notes. Very appealing aroma but the taste is a bit off. Good effort thought, somewhat extreme whiskey brew.
3225

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5694) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 09.11.2015
Aroma has whisky notes, tobacco, ash, hay and licorice. Flavour has herbs, licorice, tobacco and some ash. Aroma was rather nice but the flavour a disappointment after that. Smoky speyside notes with peat come through quite strongly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5448) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
33cl (from the 12 Stouts series), as Bristol BF Imperial Stout (aged in (Speyside) Whisky Casks), new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex sweet Stout, roasted/smoked and slightly alcoholic/spicy, heavy, not balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!


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