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

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RATINGS: 122   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with ruby red highlights that pours with a thin disappearing tan head. It has strong liquorice, chocolate and blackcurrant flavours followed by a sweet and roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Reasonable - think it lacked the oomph needed for a low abv stout. Not sure what the lactose adds but pleasant enough

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from the Bristol Beer Factory consumed at home Sunday 12th Feb’ 2012 Pours dark brown with off white head edging towards beige. Smooth and with a nice milky chocolatey flavour, medium body and with a little caramel but with some creaminess as well/ Pleasant easy drinking stout, only a light roastiness. Good stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a medium-sized tan head. The nose is mild, some chocolate, cream, light hops. The taste is mellow, mildly sweet, very little bitterness. Some roasted malts, but generally all you get is the smooth mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Overall, OK, but there isn’t enough in the flavor department for me...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 500ml bottle. My first encounter with a milk stout. Black with a thin brown cap. Aroma doesn’t give away much; slightly roasty and chocolately. Fairly low carbonation and slightly viscous. I like the silky smooth mouthfeel, which can probably be attributed to the lactose, but I just feel this is lacking something. There isn’t a great deal in the taste and it feels a bit weak. Not bad though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Pitch black with thick toffee head. Aroma is smooth, milky coffee and chocolate syrup, flavours of milk chocolate shake, fudge, finishes with a lovely creamy yet smokey aftertaste which is very pleasant indeed. Enduring flavour is sweet and delicious. Mouthfeel is thick and indulgent, awesome.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2011
[500ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk, as part of ’12 stouts of Christmas’] Black pour, decent white head. Slightly creamy, cereal nose. Not as roasty as the Bristol Stout. Creamy finish, relaxed, quite mellow. Finishes quite chalky – milk of magnesia on the aftertaste [20122011]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 12 stouts of Christmas tasting with Craig and Rich. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of Weetabix malt, chocolate and a little milk. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a little CO2 prickle. This would make a nice breakfast beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Really dark black. no head. Cocoa aroma. Mid sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Earthy finish with low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at Brouge, Richmond. It pours very dark brown, with an off-white lace. The nose is cafe latte, milk chocolate, sweet liquorice and a touch of roasted malt. The taste is milk, chocolate, caramel, cola, sweet liquorice, cafe latte and some toasted malt, with a sweet finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Solid, but a too sweet for me.


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