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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


gwoodin's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - FEB 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Aroma roasted with lactose. Appearance in glass like a stout. Taste: pleasant sweetness from lactose. Overall: an enjoyable drink.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (66) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Tap. Pours opaque and with low head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is soft sweet and bitter with coffee. Served maybe a bit too cold to properly get more flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Cask gravity at Le Gothic’s Wandsworth Beer Festival on 26 Oct 2012. Poured black, with a scummy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and condensed milk. Full mouth feel. Semi-sweet flavours of liquorice, fruit cake and molasses, with some ash. Finish was burnt malt, coffee and treacle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (380) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Cask at norwich beer festival2014: Creamy chocolate aroma looks like a glass of flat cola, tastes rich and creamy with that nice lactose twang.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lisowczyk (59) - POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Butelka Piana drobna, beżowa. Barwa czarna. W aromacie słód, zboże, lekki krem, kawa zbożowa. Smak: ciemne słody, nuty palone, zbożowe. Lekkie owoce, czekolada deserowa, laktozowa słodycz, kremowość, lekka kawa zbożowa.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1421) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Bottled: good fucken stout ,not meant for dissecting !Good Shit !!! R8 a grimy Stout with a rich palate that just feels meant for drinking heavily and swilling. Subtle being head above black . Milky ,roasted and rich nose suggesting chocolate. Creamy oats ,some dark fruit ! It was Friday night and this was smooth as fuck ,with dividends of burnt roast and rich milk chocolate malts textures . I could drink this till I couldn’t remember my name.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours black, thick, long-lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, light liquorice tang. Taste brings a light fruit sweetness, but mostly more chocolate. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Really very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. It pours a very dark brown body, clear-looking and with a small, dense, dark beige to light tan head. The aroma has some roasted malts and bonfire hints, with milk chocolate and a pleasant hoppy touch. It’s medium bodied and with a very soft carbonation level. Some licorice notes in the flavor, with roasted malts, bonfire and milk chocolate, and a nice hoppy bitterness in the back. Lasting roasted finish with piney and citrusy hops blending in. Sure a nice one, very tasteful and at the same time easy drinkable. 140816

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and lactose. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long milk chocolate finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some ash, nuts, caramel and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Black with a tan head. Smells of deep roast, coffee and dark berries with chocolate. Medium roast with a dry berry finish. The smell is deeper than the taste. But nice nonetheless.


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