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


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

JohnCook101's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (438) - - APR 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Almost completely opaque with a slight ruby tinge and a small, very dark head. Aroma of toast and coffee. Coffee flavours with a little smoke. Burnt caramel and plenty of malt. This has a real treacle sweetness which is tempered by a decent amount of bitterness, though the overall flavour may be just a touch too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16925) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Cask at the Old Fighting Cocks with BlackHaddock. Dark clear maroon color, tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa powder. Taste is more earthy than sweet, dry finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Hand-pulled half-pint, shared with Gene in Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Oakengates during our day drinking around Shropshire. Black with a decent and lasting beige head. Nose is chocolate, coffee and cocoa. The taste follows the nose with a smooth blend of flavours with the same chocolate, coffee and cocoa like feel, nice balance. Not too sweet, a well made beer in good condition: wanted more, but we were on a mission.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (4026) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CBC Covent Garden, London. It pours a brown body with small beige head. Aroma is subtle sweetness with notes of chocolate vanilla milk powder. Tate is softly sweet upfront and medium bitter ashy an dry in the finish. Notes of chocolate vanilla lactose wood roast. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
Black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dates. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, lightly sweet on the palate with a hint of roast on the finish. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, black currant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (813) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Decent milk stout but while this had the expected subtle sweetness it lacks intensity of flavour or length of finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7989) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
Cask at the Harp. Pretty black, low tan foam. Chocolate mlik nose, lots of cocoa. Sweet cocoa, milk. Thin, light. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3336) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Cask at the Magpie, black with a thin head, coffee and ash on the nose with a hint of plum, dry-sweet and ashy, with touches of herbal bitterness and cocoa. Light milky texture and a touch of sour cherries on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (1232) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate, Appearance-black, hazy, beige foam Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, Palate-light body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall- very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2020) - Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, black with a small, stylish, dark beige head. Aroma is coffee, roast, light sugar and chocolate, light lactose. Taste is roast, some coffee, some lactose, somewhat sweet, but not too much. Fairly low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissPxx (871) - - MAY 24, 2015
Very milky and creamy. Sweet and delicious. Good creamy head. Gorgeous dark colour. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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