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

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RATINGS: 129   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.


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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bootlegger007 (69) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Black in colour head diminished quickly, light stout aroma, caramel and chocolate, mild flavours, creamy yet a light body, fizzy carbonation, mild style of a stout I was left wanting more from it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (879) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2014
Lovely appearance, black with a creamy cream head, aroma of dark chocolates and red currants, with a touch of burnt toast. Flavour is sweet (that dark chocolate), berryish and a touch bitter from roast malts. The fruitiness disappears in the finish. No nonsense coffee flavours in this good sweet stout. Nice chalky palate. This is a classic. I love a milk stout, and the Brits know how to make a good one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (342) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Mai 2014, (Selfridgesi veinipood, £ 3,45), 50 cl. Sisaldab gluteeni ja laktoosi - oodata on head kõhuvalu. Aroom on väga meeldiv, pehme ja soe, magus, isegi lääge, veidi röstiselt hapukas, kõrbenud banaanine, alkoholiga küpsetatud mustikamoosikoogine, suti äädikane. Kehalt keskmisest vast raskepoolsem, kuid seejuures libe ja pehme, pea olematu mulliga. Maitselt magus, marjakoogine, kergelt tumešokolaadine, kohviröstine ja kõrbenud suhkrune, väga väikese mõrkja lõpuga. Järelmaik jääb linnaseliselt magusakas; kurku jääb kipitama mingi halb tunne, suulaes kuiv. Kokkuvõttes paras magustoit, mis eriti sümpaatsena ei tundu - asi on vist laktoosis, mis peletab juba puhtalt psühholoogilisel tasandil. Ometi... nii maitselt kui lõhnalt päris hea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (77) - 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 (2555) - 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 (407) - 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 (1447) - ,London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Bottled: good fucken stout ,not meant for dissecting !its Friday night and this is a great way to start the weekend. milk chocolate malt, roast bitterness, smooth creamy full plate oh my fuck i could drink lots of this one

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4221) - 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 (14069) - 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


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