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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
50cl, at 4.5%Vol, exclusive English brew, with lactose, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex sweet Stout, sweet/roasted and slightly malty/fruity, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
On tap @ the Stockbridge Tap. Pours a lovely creamy opaque black with a creamy head but there’s a certain weightiness with this as you swirl it round the glass. The nose is chocolate as expected but with a real fruity thing too - probably oranges or raisins. The fruit n nut bar thing continues on the taste and the palate is very well balanced indeed - I can’t believe it’s only 4 or 5%. Overall, great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Black with a large gorgeous foamy head. Malty, latte, some sweet vanilla and a faint taste of old fireplaces. Gets better as it loses the intial carbonation fizz and warms up. This is a great Sunday morning beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
180513. Bottle at home. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma lactose, malts, chocolate. Slightly sweet malty taste. Very nice balance. Not Bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3510) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask at Stourbridge Beer Festival; almost black pour with tiny off white head, sweet malt aroma, creamy coffee taste vanilla sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5788) - ITALY - APR 7, 2013
Scura tostata caffe piuttosto secca morbida luppolo medio discreta nota malta non molto intensa

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (349) - - APR 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Almost completely opaque with a slight ruby tinge and a small, very dark head. Aroma of toast and coffee. Coffee flavours with a little smoke. Burnt caramel and plenty of malt. This has a real treacle sweetness which is tempered by a decent amount of bitterness, though the overall flavour may be just a touch too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
A fine dark colour, small frothy head, aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee, a sweet but not sickly flavour, and a great smooth mouthfeel. I want another.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (541) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Looks much as you’d expect from a stout and it has a light malty scent. It’s sweeter than I expected but it isn’t sickly for it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Aroma roasted with lactose. Appearance in glass like a stout. Taste: pleasant sweetness from lactose. Overall: an enjoyable drink.


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