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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle as part of the 12 stouts of christmas. Aroma is sweet dry roasty. Pitch black with light tan head. Flavour is moderately sweet chocolate dry roasted bitter coffee that hangs around the mouth for a long while. Flavour is a lot less harsh and more rounded when the beer warms up a bit. Palete is full and smooth carbonation is soft nut present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
A little too sweet but fine example of the style. A brewery near me in Pennsylvania makes a milk stout but the lactose is too much. The malt bill with this brew balances out the lactose out very well and the hops add a good bitter edge which is not too much to overshadow the coffee like grain finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - thanks. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Licorice, coffee, roasted, nutty, high malty, burned malty acid notes, charcoal, light sweetness, simple but ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and coffee with notes of chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, coffee and chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
clear dark amber, small light brown head. dark fruity, dark malty aroma. flavor is malty, roasted malty, toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: cocoa, roast, flavour: sweetness, roast, caramel, smoke, medium bodied. Ends roasted and caramelly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle, 50 cl. Reddish cola-brown with a small beige head. Sweet roast, caramel and cocoa is the predominant ascents. Taste is sweet malty, lightly burned flavors with notes of vanilla-scented chocolatemilk. No real bitterness, light body, very softly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a deep dark brown with an orange hue and a small off-white head. Sweet mellow roast. Medium body, lowish carbonation, sweet roast, a little overripe fruit, cocoa powder. Hardly any bitterness. Very enjoyable. 131112

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2012
From the bottle, pours fairly flat without a head. Aroma of chocolate and roastdd malt. Sweet throughout, but not cloying because the beer is well balanced by the dark malt bitterness. A prper winter beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Gravity dispense at the Prince of Wales, Farnborough BF - 12/10/12. Dark Mahogony brown approaching black with a frothy coffee head - this looks the part ! Dry roast malt nose with tones of milk chocolate and a little coffee. Full on milk chocolate taste with particular emphasis on the milk. If you are lactose intolerant don’t go here ! Rich creamy milk flavour combined with a bag of crushed maltesers! Smooth drinking medium bodied beer with soft carbonation. Overall this was good stuff, never had a milk stout so milky! A little oversweet at times. I’ll definately seek this out again, but would limit myself to a half.


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