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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
500ml bottle. 4.5% abv. ar: minimal. ap: almost black, thick, lasting beige head. ta: milk and gentle dark malt. Fairly sweet from lactose, but not overly. Light bitterness. pa: smooth texture, with zest from carbonation. ov: worthy milk stout. Bottle-conditioned. CAMRA national champion stout 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mt_hall (188) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottled. Jet black with a small, light brown head. Coffee, toffee, and a hint of leather on the nose. Creamy smooth with a touch of acidity, quite a bit of sweetness, and a long finish of coffee and chocolate. Only improvement would be a bit more body. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
aroma is malt with dark chocolate, lactic tone pours dark brown with beige head that does not last taste is sweet with a little sourness and very little bitterness body is thin overall ok but not a great or even good stout

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Pours thick. Coffee aromas with a hint of vanilla. Black with minimal tan head. Tastes bitter coffee notes with a somewhat metallic taste. Nice burnt, nutty taste on the back of the tongue but tainted with something less admirable. Not especially thick, slightly disappointed with this one but my standards are pretty high.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2618) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1571) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Ever so slightly breakfast cereal, no quite a lot like a breakfast cereal straight-up. A nice burnt (but not overly-so) after taste. Cask @ The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Quick re-rate much nicer and fuller in flavour in cask without being much different to the bottle, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6539) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Coffee, sweet aroma. No head. Really, really smooth... Lovely coffee flavour. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - 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.

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