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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Sweet Stout
Bristol, England

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Regular and Cask; Occasional.
Previously 4.8%.

Sweet, black and extremely full-bodied. Unfermentable Lactose sugar (added during the boil) sweetens the Chocolate and Black Malt derived roast / burnt flavours.
Ingredients: Maris Otter Pale Malt, Crystal, Chocolate & Black Malts. Challenger Hops.
An historic beer, recreated for the modern drinker.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6712) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thin creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Sweet chocolate aftertaste. Nicely done

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (660) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Poured dark chocolate brown with slightly tan head that soon dissipates. Notes of milk chocolate, cocoa roasted malts and a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Locale: The Canteen (Bristol). Burnt and thick taste but slightly too cold.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (718) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2015 Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear dark brown to black colour with a medium mocha head. Aroma is quiet sweet of coffee, milk chocolate, lactose and some roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate, some lactose, subtle fruit cake, burnt caramel and a little smoke. Light bodied and a smooth texture. A bittersweet, roasted, chocolatey finish. Really nice, perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
MmmmMackesons and then some. Lovely sweet stout, if you like that sort of thing. Bottle pours a flattish black, and the aroma is of a good mocha; coffee and chocolate. Nice full mouthfeel, and the bitter dark malts are balanced by lots of lactose. Hopping light and difficult to discern. I like it, but may be sweet for some.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is apple, malt, roasted malt, sugar, coffee. Flavour is coffee, apple, roasted malt, sugar, chocolate, licorice. Medium body. OK/Nice beer. KRS 160814.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home, Xmas 2012. Pours black, creamy chocolate, roasted, gets sweeter as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1333) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
500ml bottle. pours velvety dark black with thin brown head. aroma is weak coffee, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts, really nice texture. medium bodied. a little coffee with a sweet chocolate-y finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Deep brown/black pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is quite chocolatey. Fairly rich aroma with a moderate sort of sweetness. Has a bit of soft vanilla and caramel through the middle. Really silken palate. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - DEC 25, 2014
50cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a small soapy tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and hops in the aroma. Soft to average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is well balanced with a long roast finish. Overall, a nice beer.


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