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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 (44) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Raisins and roasted cereals move into bitterness in this lean Milk Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the brown-hued black.
-This is not that sweet for a milk stout. Good job there.
-Malt flavors are well developed.
-Meaty accents are found.
-Carbonation is really low (lower than the average cask, I mean) and doesn’t prop the malts up all that well.

On cask at The Evening Star, Brighton.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4039) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Cask @ The Dolphin, Shrewsbury. Pours dark brown, good creamy beige head. Aroma is tobacco, cocoa. Taste is smooth cocoa, tobacco, autumn leaves, burnt toast, lactose and red berries. Complex, but just lacks a bit of balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (2935) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2016
Svart med to fingre høyt beige skum. Lukter søtlig lakris og melkesjokolade. Middels fylde. Søtlig, lett salt smak. Sjokolade, brunt sukker, kakao og noe salt lakris. Kort

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14833) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
Cask. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, lacto and a little coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, lacto, medium sweet, hop, little coffee and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Pint at the Split Chimp Newcastle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. Bitter chocolate and roasted nut aroma. Aromas present in the flavour, with some milky liquorice sweet shop flavour and an understated ashiness. Avoids over-sweetness. Oily palate. Good example of the style.,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (4991) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from Cool Wine Hobart 291215. This is my first beer from Bristol Beer Factory and hopefully it won’t be my last. Unfortunately I haven’t ever seen their beers anywhere here in Brisbane and I picked this bottle up from Cool Wine in Hobart last time I was there. You would hope that an English brewery would know how to brew a good stout and these guys surely do. Brewed with local raw ingredients and bottle conditioned this milk stout looks good in the glass with a shiny black colour and a smooth crest of light coffee coloured foam. The thing that I really like about this beer is that it is not overly bitter as some stouts tend to be and there is a touch of sweetness that cuts through into the finish. The aroma is very much chocolate and malt and the flavour also tends to lean towards chocolate as well. This is not a beer that you want to drink really cold and I found as the beer warmed up the aromas and the flavours seemed to intensify. This beer is all about the malt and hops barely get a look in. The beer is full in the mouth with a rich creamy mouthfeel and a finish that makes you think that you have just eaten chocolate. Although stouts are more traditionally drank in the colder winter months this one was enjoyable in the balmy summer heat. A beer and a brewer that I would go back to without any hesitation and at 4.55 ABV one that you could easily drink a few pints of.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
[7721-20150925] Cask. Toasted grains aroma. Clear, very dark cola black body with a quick foamy off-white head. More toasted grains and light wood notes in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7-/3/13) 3.3
(@ Hare and Billet, Blackheath, England)
Overheard: "All sorts of things have come from you."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
On tap at the White Bear, Tewkesbury. Black colour with a tan head. roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and a touch of fruit. Taste mainly roasted malt and sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
An old bottle, from Ken, many thanks my friend. Poured into my Toccalmatto glass to celebrate ’International Stout Day 2015!’. I nearly forgot about this so thanks to Tree House Jay for reminding me. It pours a lovely thick and full creamy beige lacing which is long-lasting and very prominent. It’s opaque. Chocolate malt colour. Aroma is pure lactose, sticky toffee pudding, fresh dough, ciabatta, some panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants and velvet. Taste is panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants, good use of Challenger, nice robust roasting, gentle, not ott, nicely done, raw Venezuelan chocolate compliments the light Swiss milk chocolate. Some obvious but very good usage of lactose, I say this is on par with or just as good as Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout. I think they could improve this by nitro but it’s a really excellent beer and one which I would love to drink on cask. Really good work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
2015-09-25. Black body with a small beige head. 3++ Aroma of sweet cocoa and dark malt, soft roasted touches. 7+ Flavour is sweet, notes of lactose, very light roast in the finish. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3++ Cask at Hare and Billet, Blackheath, UK.


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