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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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4301) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
12 stouts of Christmas 2012 tasting with Craig and Ben. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair, light tan head. Aroma of whisky, honey, oak, vanilla, caramel and roasty malt. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A lovely whisky finish with honey and oak notes again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4006) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6134) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3611) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5414) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1363) - 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.


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