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


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - APR 7, 2013
Scura tostata caffe piuttosto secca morbida luppolo medio discreta nota malta non molto intensa

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (534) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1042) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwoodin (44) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Dan’s right, this one grows as it goes on, the taste takes hold and settles in. Like a milkshake for adults with a taste for the good stuff. Ripper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at home. Don't normally like milk stouts but this one is very light on the lactose, so much so that it is barely noticeable, tastes of milk coffee but without the lactose cloy. Much better than I expected and a good beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Pours very black indeed with a fairly dark mocha and very thick dense head. aroma is roasted malts, sweet. Taste is sweet chocolate with a nice bitter chocolate which lingers a fair while, hint of liquorice. Thinner mouthful than I would have expected from the style but it works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7724) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2012
(Cask at Holborn Whippet, Holborn, London, 20 Nov 2012) Black colour with creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with milky chocolate, moccha and cacao. Malty, roasted taste with lots of chocolate and cacao, notes of coffee (with milk) and a fairly sweet finish with a light bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Very nice beer with a tasty chocolate character.

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