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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottled (from Ales By Mail, front says Imperial Stout Aged In Whisky Casks, back says speyside with small print). Very deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is vanilla toffee, caramel, some fudge and mild notes of cookies as well. Flavour is mildly ashy, mild peated notes, some slight toffee, vanilla, fudge and mild roasted notes. The mild peated and vanillaish notes along with roast stays for quite a while. Smooth and pleasant beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
bottle at home ... 12 stouts of Christmas ... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft peaty malt s ... dark roast ... dark malts ... heavy roast ... big malts ... but big whisky ... little too much whisky... no way tooo much whisky for me... little iodine

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11860) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle at home from Bristol Beer Factory online - 18/12/12. Pours light black, very dark mahogony brown at the edges in the light with a coffee/tan head that soon clears to a film and the edge. Nose is big on the whisky, roast malt, sugars, molasses, wood, vanilla tones, puff of smoke. Taste is whisky forward, smokey and peaty in equal measures, sweet sugars, hint of chocolate, light burnt tones, burnt liqourice. Full bodied, soft carbonation, boozey sweet finish. Overall drinkable and enjoyable but I don’t think the balance is quite there with this one - a little too much on the whisky front. Could have been better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7406) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
From the ’12 Stouts’ selection box. Deep, entrancing nose of toffee, raisin, acetone, blackcurrant, red apple and smoked kippers. Pours thick creamy pitch topped with an unshrinking tan mousse. Deeply smoked, lingering flavour like black peppered beef jerky, tinned smoked kippers, blackcurrant, woodsmoke and juniper incongruously but gloriously mingled. Warm, peppery afterglow with smoked meat like leather. Wonderful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6530) - 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle as part of the 12 stouts of Christmas. Near black with a slight tan head. Sweetish aroma of caramel, whisky, heather and wood. Flavour had chocolate, a lot more whisky, vanilla oak and a roast, warning finish. My last beer of 2012 and a very enjoyable way to end the year.


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