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

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RATINGS: 122   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Very dark colour. Bottle pour didn’t form much head. Gorgeous aroma. Full of roasty, earthy chocolate, light molasses. Exceptionally smooth body with a rich soft molasses, silky milk chocolate. Excellent flavours and mouthfeel, two things I want the most from my milk stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
Cask Handpump at the outside bar of the Black Horse, Darwen 27/05/2006 Sweet aroma. Black smooth on the palate and sweet with a crisp slightly dry burnt roast finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with ruby red highlights that pours with a thin disappearing tan head. It has strong liquorice, chocolate and blackcurrant flavours followed by a sweet and roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mt_hall (107) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottled. Jet black with a small, light brown head. Coffee, toffee, and a hint of leather on the nose. Creamy smooth with a touch of acidity, quite a bit of sweetness, and a long finish of coffee and chocolate. Only improvement would be a bit more body. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Dark brown, almost black; medium creamy white head; aroma of dried dark fruit and malt; taste is smooth, lactic, surprisingly fruity (dark fruits, berries), milk chocolate; slight bitter tingle on the long fruity finish; roast malts become more prominent towards the end; very good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1913) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black with a small light tan head. Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa, milk chocolate. Appetising. Flavours follow along the same lines: dry roasted malt, cocoa and a little underlying sweetness from the lactose. Very easy-drinking stuff. Body feels a little watery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2009 ... black ... thin chocolate roast malt ... soft and easy chocolate roast ... little toffee ... nice. and rich 3.8

Bottle at Home as part of my 12 stouts of Christmas tasting 2011 ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow chocolate ... quite malty nose ... big chocolate front ... definite mily milky ... soft toffee chocolate ... hint of wheatabix ??? ... soft soft mellow chocolate ... very nice 4.0

Bottle at Home 12 Stouts of Christmas 2012 ... Deep black ... dark soft chocolate roast ... light milk suger nose ... deep dark roast ... big chocolate ... dark roast ... little more fizzy than id like ... but stunning ... stick at 4.0

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2011
4.5% version. Bottle as part of the 12 Stouts of Christmas. Deep black, very little head. Nose is big on the milk, little on the stout - vanilla ice cream, red fruits, milk chocolate. Palate is sweet upfront, surprisingly fruity (strawberry sweetness even?), chocolate, and a nice roast streak leading through to the finish. Slightly thin body, but this was preceded by Dark Island Reserve so that’s probably why! Lovely beer, great start to the selection!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop, Inverness
Black, thin ruby edges, big tan frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, deep dark caramel malts, some coffee, dark sugars, smooth, hint of toast
Taste of smooth roasted malts, milk sugars, deep caramel malts, bit of liquorice, soft dark sugars, bit of treacle, soft dark fruits, gentle, really good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth rich malts, good mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour, bit woody. smooth clean finish
Overall - Very good example of the style, so smooth and easy drinking yum yum


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