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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout

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Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Special.
Imperial Stouts were originally brewed in the early 19th century for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russia’s Catherine the Great.
The high alcoholic content prevented the beer from freezing in transport in the Baltic Sea. Our Imperial Stout has a rich, malty sweetness, notes of dried fruits & a robust full body. This brew will improve and develop complexity over time and has an intense flavour which is complex and distinctive.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark brown color, good steady brownish head. Roasted chocolaty aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Chocolate, sweetish caramel in the flavor. Hints of alcohol. Robust.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4317) - 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 to brown colored foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of roasted barley malts, leaves, liquorice wood, hints of raisin, coffee, floral roast and hay roast. Flavours of roasted malts, nuts, yeast, some chocolate, some coffee, bitters, roast, some hay toast, light spicy, some toasted leaves and (autumnal) herbs and something light floral... Aftertaste is a mix of hay roast, malt roast, bitters, nutty, light coffee and light spicy. Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full body and a oily sticky texture. It’s not as black and dark in flavours and aromas as some of the top beers in this style are, but it has an easy touch to it, while it is good roasted and such, but also lighter in alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color wit ha small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and weak licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1336) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 bottled(delirium snifter) I swirled this glass of purple/brown beer for one minute and mostly received chocolate pudding like qualities in the aroma . From this its not really suggesting this will rock my ass-its kinda shy . . To sip on this imperial, I find roasty malt of course .bitter dark chocolate. burnt toast . raisins . sweet toffee too to complement these textures ...Although this beer flirts at you ,it never really delivers . It is for me lacking the complexity that ’makes’ this style fun to drink !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a strong light brown head. The aroma is gently roasted, and the flavour is deeply bitter with a fortified and roasted flavour. Overall a nice strong stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - offwhite head. High malty, sweetness, burned malty, dark chocolate, oiley notes, low carbonation, some bitterness, light berrie notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (845) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle at home, 25th July 2013. Delicious impy, deep, smooth and tasty stout, all the qualities I look for in this type of beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle at Papsoe. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of berries and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of berries. Roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with tan head, strong coffee aroma, coffee taste, brown sugar sweetness a hint of vanilla, engine oil viscosity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and coffee herbal. Dense dark malty, liquorice, metallic and dark roasted malty. Lingering coffee and dark chocolate.


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