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

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Dark and clear so not quite black with a creamy off-white head. It has a creamy milky texture too with a light roasted malts nose with the chocolate more evident in its taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Black colour with a large brown head. A sweet roasted malt aroma with wheat notes. Flavour is chocolate malt, some biscuit notes, wheat and a little roasted barley in the finish along with sweetness. Very slight bitterness. Lightly carbonated. A very drinkable and enjoyable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laidbackbloke (59) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2014
April 2014, on tap at the Grain Barge in Bristol. Color: dark brown, virtually black. Aroma: roasted malts, traces of nuts and milk chocolate pralines. Palate: very smooth, lactic. Aftertaste: slightly resiny, roasted malts on the finish, combined with a hint of milk chocolate. Rather enjoyable, session beer, although lacks any complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roast. Moderate bitter nice roasted flavor with some lactose. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Deep ruby color, good creamybeige head, some lace. Sweetish caramelly aroma with some licorice, toasted maltyness. Medium-bodied, good for this ABV. Caramel, licorice, cough syrup, Finish has some herbal hoppyness. Quite robust porter for being 4.5%. Very good light sweet stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Café Abseits during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Black colour, small tan head.
Aroma: Vinegar, almond, lactose.
Body: Medium body, no carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, dried fruit, vinegar, whiskey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Dark brown, almost black; medium creamy white head; aroma of dried dark fruit and malt; taste is smooth, lactic, surprisingly fruity (dark fruits, berries), milk chocolate; slight bitter tingle on the long fruity finish; roast malts become more prominent towards the end; very good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Pours black with a large tan head. Has a lovely sweet aroma of coffee, chocolate and burnt toast. Smooth creamy flavour of coffee and burnt toast. Possibly the nicest stout I’ve had!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (183) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
500ml bottle. 4.5% abv. ar: minimal. ap: almost black, thick, lasting beige head. ta: milk and gentle dark malt. Fairly sweet from lactose, but not overly. Light bitterness. pa: smooth texture, with zest from carbonation. ov: worthy milk stout. Bottle-conditioned. CAMRA national champion stout 2009.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mt_hall (123) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottled. Jet black with a small, light brown head. Coffee, toffee, and a hint of leather on the nose. Creamy smooth with a touch of acidity, quite a bit of sweetness, and a long finish of coffee and chocolate. Only improvement would be a bit more body. Excellent.


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