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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (285) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
aroma is malt with dark chocolate, lactic tone pours dark brown with beige head that does not last taste is sweet with a little sourness and very little bitterness body is thin overall ok but not a great or even good stout

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (237) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Pours thick. Coffee aromas with a hint of vanilla. Black with minimal tan head. Tastes bitter coffee notes with a somewhat metallic taste. Nice burnt, nutty taste on the back of the tongue but tainted with something less admirable. Not especially thick, slightly disappointed with this one but my standards are pretty high.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
(Bottle): Pours black with a small tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt aroma. Mostly coffee and roasted malt taste, slight sweet notes like milky chocolate, cappucino etc. A tad watery and predictable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head, aroma is malty with some chocolate as well, the taste is sweet and soft with a slight bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Ever so slightly breakfast cereal, no quite a lot like a breakfast cereal straight-up. A nice burnt (but not overly-so) after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4094) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2013
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with huge, creamy, fully lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately aroma with a grainy touch, cookies, some grassy hop and hay. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, some sugar, a fresh sourish touch, dry, minimally grassy hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (341) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Coffee, sweet aroma. No head. Really, really smooth... Lovely coffee flavour. Very nice indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Cask at Pelt Trader, Cannon Street, London. A black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes malty, chocolate, roasty, slight coffee. Highly drinkable stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at The Beer Emporium, Bristol. Pours a clear, very dark brown colour, with a small beige head. Sweet roasted aroma of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Good body, low carbonation. Sweet and roasted chocolate finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2628) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Black with a tan head, ok lacing. Aroma is chocolate and sweet milk. Flavour is sweet roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Finish is sweet roast.


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