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


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RATINGS: 162   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 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 (949) - 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 (7610) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s. Black with off white head. Roasty caramel toffee aroma. Taste is slightly fruity, plumy, molasses. Light sweetness with a slightly bitter finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle as part of the 12 stouts of christmas. Aroma is sweet dry roasty. Pitch black with light tan head. Flavour is moderately sweet chocolate dry roasted bitter coffee that hangs around the mouth for a long while. Flavour is a lot less harsh and more rounded when the beer warms up a bit. Palete is full and smooth carbonation is soft nut present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
A little too sweet but fine example of the style. A brewery near me in Pennsylvania makes a milk stout but the lactose is too much. The malt bill with this brew balances out the lactose out very well and the hops add a good bitter edge which is not too much to overshadow the coffee like grain finish.

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