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

bottled
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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - 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 (2107) - 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 (790) - 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 (4824) - 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 (416) - 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 (2338) - 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 (858) - 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 (2978) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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 (3765) - 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.


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