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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’10. V Dark brown to black with slight head. Sweet dark mollasses mingling with milky chocolate overlaid over a roasty deep malt. Very reminiscent of the old Milk Stouts according to Ray. A lovely beer well received.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Very dark colour. Bottle pour didn’t form much head. Gorgeous aroma. Full of roasty, earthy chocolate, light molasses. Exceptionally smooth body with a rich soft molasses, silky milk chocolate. Excellent flavours and mouthfeel, two things I want the most from my milk stout.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Black with frog spawn/jelly head. Lightly metallic barnyard aromas and plenty of damp clothing. Sweet cherry flavours, very smooth and sleek. Milky and maybe a touch weak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black. Not a huge head but still a nice looking brew. Great aroma is carbon and chocolate. Mild soft mouthfeel with interesting sweetish finish. Mellow with loads of chocolate throughout. A lovely little beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2010
Cask (Gallows Bird, Helsinki, Real Ale Festival 2010)
7+ stunningly soft chocolatey aroma
4 near black, tiny head.
7+ roasty tasty, but so mellow. Even smoky. Jarkko said it smells like sacrificial offerings?!? Oh - ’bacon’, not ’pagan’!
4 Soft, gentle, mellow, succulent. Oh, I like.
15 not as sweet as most milk stouts, but their sweetness is less appealing. If this isn’t beer of the festival, then beer of the festival will be stunning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2010
BC From Darts Farm. Pours pitch with a thick, persistent swell of tan. Attractive liquorice, oily hop and roasted malt aroma rounded with confectionary sweetness; some nutty and vegetal traces beneath. Fine and creamy with the texture of milk, if not the flavour; carbon predominates with notes of burnt nuts, roasted barley, charcoal and well-done toast specked with Marmite. Barely a trace of carbonation, but the condition and body is there. Pretty solid stuff- creamy and burnt like a good stout should be.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
Almost black color with barely any head, dissapointing. Not much of aroma at all, just little rasted malts. Watery stout flavor, not much hops nor malts and very poor in palate. Nothing that I had expected from a milk stout :(.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mickut (272) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2010
Cask at Gallows XIII Real Ale Fest. Pours opaque black with bit of tiny particles. Sour finish, oily, flat mouthfeel with metallic after-taste, aromas have medium burnt malt and butter. Looked different from earlier pints in the same table, perhaps from near bottom of cask.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6087) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 Cask at The Gallows Bird XIII Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Black colour with small off-white head. Sweet milky coffee aroma. Almost like coffee liqueur. Flavour is also sweet milky coffee. Slightly watery and way too much coffee for me.

Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, London, England.
Reddish black colour with tiny light tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, caramel and maybe a touch of whiskey in aroma. Mild roasted malt, vanilla, milk, mild coffee and pencil in flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
(Cask at Gallows Real Ale Fest ’10) Poured almost black and clear with small, thin and brown head. Aroma contained coffee with milk and mildly liquorice. Palate was medium bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, coffee, ash and bitterness, Aftertaste was ashy and bitter.


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