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


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCametron (1951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2012
Keg at Holyrood 9a. Black with an off-white head. A thick flavoursome stout. I just think that Milk stouts are not for me. The sweetness was difficult for me to stomache.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4028) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle from Pete. Jet black, no heed. Smells soft and faintly sweet. Taste initially disappoints, as it seems to lack impact; but wait.... With each sip it takes hold. Becomes sweet, thick, smooth and coats the throat. Milkshake, super gentle roast. Compelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4408) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2012
Very pleasant smooth creamy stout with loads of chocolate in the mix. Very moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Interesting, with the creamieness of the lactose and the large sweetness that sets of the chocolate. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2012 does not count
Bottle direct from the brewery. Pours a near black, with tinge of treacle-ruby colour at the base of the glass. Head is thick and long lasting, cream in colour. Natural carbonation medium to low, could be lower but pretty bang on. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and sweet dirt. Mouthfeel smooth and a little sticky. Slightly sweet with caramel notes but not too sickly. Nice level of bitterness that lingers and balances well the sweetness of the beer. Great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2388) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop, Inverness
Black, thin ruby edges, big tan frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, deep dark caramel malts, some coffee, dark sugars, smooth, hint of toast
Taste of smooth roasted malts, milk sugars, deep caramel malts, bit of liquorice, soft dark sugars, bit of treacle, soft dark fruits, gentle, really good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth rich malts, good mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour, bit woody. smooth clean finish
Overall - Very good example of the style, so smooth and easy drinking yum yum

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Dark with a small head, Chocolate is the dominant flavour although it doesn’t take over. A very pleasant stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
lovely black pour with a thin tan head. bags of chocolate in the flavour, let down by its lack of body. sweet finish. probably good on your cornflakes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17054) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Clear red - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Demi dry palate. Tangy dark malt with a good balance of lacto sweetness. Traces of red fruits. Semi dry finish. Tasty little beer, does what it says on the tin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2885) - 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.

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