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


on tap

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.

GhostHardware's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2012
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1079) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Pint At the Nags Head in Reading. Light and tasty stout, a bit of dry spice to it. Black with a nice creamy head. Enjoyable stuff, though a touch lacking in body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a smallish beige head, which lasts quite well and leaves good lacing. Malted milk, caramel, milk chocolate and roasty malt make up the aroma. Mild herbal hops up front give way to sweet malted milk and caramel leading into the mid-palate. This offers mild cappuccino and chocolate flavours, with roasty malt and a little caramel sweetness in the finish. You need a sweet tooth for this one, but it is a very nicely balanced sweet stout. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
Large beige head dark pour medium carbonation the aromas coffee chocolate cocoa flavours milky chocolate rich too grain creaminess cocoa roast coffee sweet caramel lovely on the palate the finish goes down nicely milky taste dark mats nice and sweet good stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle in The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield. It has coffee, licorice, sweet roasted malts, light hop character. All in all a pretty good beer. Haven’t been in here for a while, like it, just too small. Does my swede in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
A fine milk stout. Pours nearly jet black. Fine roasted malts meets nuts, hops and a balanced sweetness. None of this is overpowering, so a good thirst chaser as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3484) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Dark and clear so not quite black with a creamy off-white head. It has a creamy milky texture too with a light roasted malts nose with the chocolate more evident in its taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dj (520) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Black colour with a large brown head. A sweet roasted malt aroma with wheat notes. Flavour is chocolate malt, some biscuit notes, wheat and a little roasted barley in the finish along with sweetness. Very slight bitterness. Lightly carbonated. A very drinkable and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laidbackbloke (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2014
April 2014, on tap at the Grain Barge in Bristol. Color: dark brown, virtually black. Aroma: roasted malts, traces of nuts and milk chocolate pralines. Palate: very smooth, lactic. Aftertaste: slightly resiny, roasted malts on the finish, combined with a hint of milk chocolate. Rather enjoyable, session beer, although lacks any complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roast. Moderate bitter nice roasted flavor with some lactose. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Deep ruby color, good creamybeige head, some lace. Sweetish caramelly aroma with some licorice, toasted maltyness. Medium-bodied, good for this ABV. Caramel, licorice, cough syrup, Finish has some herbal hoppyness. Quite robust porter for being 4.5%. Very good light sweet stout.

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