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


on tap

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours black, thick, long-lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, light liquorice tang. Taste brings a light fruit sweetness, but mostly more chocolate. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Really very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. It pours a very dark brown body, clear-looking and with a small, dense, dark beige to light tan head. The aroma has some roasted malts and bonfire hints, with milk chocolate and a pleasant hoppy touch. It’s medium bodied and with a very soft carbonation level. Some licorice notes in the flavor, with roasted malts, bonfire and milk chocolate, and a nice hoppy bitterness in the back. Lasting roasted finish with piney and citrusy hops blending in. Sure a nice one, very tasteful and at the same time easy drinkable. 140816

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and lactose. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long milk chocolate finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some ash, nuts, caramel and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Black with a tan head. Smells of deep roast, coffee and dark berries with chocolate. Medium roast with a dry berry finish. The smell is deeper than the taste. But nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, light milk chocolate. Appearance: dark brown, no head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: getting quite sweet, milk chocolate, not too intense, light toward notes. Overall: very nice Sweet Stout, well balanced. Bottle from Waitrose, Bath.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2812) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black with a small light tan head. Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa, milk chocolate. Appetising. Flavours follow along the same lines: dry roasted malt, cocoa and a little underlying sweetness from the lactose. Very easy-drinking stuff. Body feels a little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Pint At the Nags Head in Reading. Light and tasty stout, a bit of dry spice to it. Black with a nice creamy head. Enjoyable stuff, though a touch lacking in body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a smallish beige head, which lasts quite well and leaves good lacing. Malted milk, caramel, milk chocolate and roasty malt make up the aroma. Mild herbal hops up front give way to sweet malted milk and caramel leading into the mid-palate. This offers mild cappuccino and chocolate flavours, with roasty malt and a little caramel sweetness in the finish. You need a sweet tooth for this one, but it is a very nicely balanced sweet stout. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
Large beige head dark pour medium carbonation the aromas coffee chocolate cocoa flavours milky chocolate rich too grain creaminess cocoa roast coffee sweet caramel lovely on the palate the finish goes down nicely milky taste dark mats nice and sweet good stout

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