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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
Cask at CASK, Pimlico. Very dark beer. Sweet beer, some smoke, a hint of burned toast. Too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (902) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 31, 2011
500ml bottle into pint glass. Pours opaque black with a smallish tan head. Nose pushes all the right buttons with roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes with subtle dark fruits. Taste is bittersweet dark malts with a medium body and lowish carbonation. A hint of smoke in the aftertaste. Satisfying and drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
[500ml bottle from Dunster Village Stores, Dunster, Somerset] Pours an enticing ruby black with a moderate beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coca-cola. Taste is a let-down - minerals and metals dominate, with the chocolate and roasted malt having to fight their way through. A hint of dry smokiness in the finished is overwhelmed by stickiness. A disappointment after a promising start.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark brown pour with a light tan, foamy head. Nose is pretty tame, some mild, burnt wood and cocoa. Damn, flavor is quite sweet (though not cloying), with prominent lactic sugars and some mild roast. Medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, slightly sticky on the finish, some slight chocolate syrup and mild ash. Nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
From cask at Euston Tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Lingering dark malty, caramelish and slight breadish. Roasted, sweet and smooth caramelish. Bitter and sweet malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
Cask Conditioned air pressure Euston Tap London. (One of my twelve lost (for now) notes, so this is as well as I remember). A good milk stout which is not too sweet but very drinkable. Light roast and a bit of fruit. Very tasty. Iíve been impressed with the Bristol BF beers at The E Tap

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Cask at Gallows Bird. Roasted and hoopy stout, smooth mouthfeel. Canít read anything else from the notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest í10. 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 (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Very dark colour. Bottle pour didnít 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.


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