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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5932) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, licorice and smoke. Flavour of roasted malts, smoked wood, licorice, peat and salt. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long roasty salty finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, oak, wood and whisky. Taste is smooth, roasty, sweetish and oaky with notes of vanilla and wood. Finish is sweet, wooden, oaky and vanilla notes. Quite tasty and balanced barrel aged IS.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, whisky, peat, wood, smoked. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peat, dark malt, roasted, chocolate, whisky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130127]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle @ The Stouts Tasting Pt II. Everyone was super excited to get to this one. The pour’s deep brown with a medium tan head. Teh aroma is oatmeal raisin cookie. A bit of light peat. Toasted chocolate swirl bread. Some honey and hints of herb. The taste is more peat smoke. Some charred grain. Light accents of vanilla and chocolate. Some earthy compost on the finish. Full body. Decently balanced. Clear flavors. Overall, pretty good stuff. Exceeded expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6139) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Bottle at THE stouts tasting part 2, thanks to jack who is spoiling us with BBF stouts..... It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is vanilla, roasted malt, earth, hot milk and earth. The taste is toast, roasted malt, cocoa powder, earth, varnish, honey, whisky, brown sugar and pleasant bitterness. Full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Well-integrated and flavoursome. One of the best BBF stouts out there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle at Bruce’s, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - massive thanks to Jack for sharing another winner from his Bristol stouts cache! Pours thick black-brown with a staunch, khaki cream head. Tons of peat in the nose, brown sugar, sweet bread. Hugely sweet flavor, loads more peat, brown sugar, light roast, dark sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, sticky dark sugars, lots more peat, toasted brown sugar, mellow roast, light roast. Quite a bit of peat here, but I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle at home 3rd march 2013. Pours an elegant black. Aroma is smoke and ash, taste is smoke and woody oak, a little dominated, could do with more leather and liquorice. The alcohol is well covered

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle as part of the 12 stouts of Christmas. Initial volatile aromas are more smoky than expected. These smoky aromas fade to a more smooth whiskey roast character. Black with a big old tan head. Fantastic looking beer. Flavour is dominated by the whiskey and roast. a little out of balance.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Hmmmm i was expecting they Speyside whisky character with this beer so was quite surprised to get a smokey, Oaky hit in the aroma. There was also Terrys chocolate orange in there too. The taste was more oak and smoke. The most notable flavour to this beer was tobacco! Not unpleasant and maybe if id been prepared for it, less of an issue, but definitely what i was expecting. Not a bad beer in terms of its quality, just not to my taste or expectation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a thin head. Aroma is heavy, peaty smoke, with a little chocolate trying to poke through. Taste has iodine to start. Weird, smoked brocolli finish. Short in the mouth.


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