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Bristol Beer Factory Smoked Chili Chipotle

Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled; Special - part of 2012 "12 Stouts of Christmas" series.
Our Dry Irish Stout infused with Chipotle chillies. Full Flavoured with the smokiness of the chillies complimenting the roast malt finish, with a gentle warmth in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2013
50 cl bottle. BBE 20.11.2013.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a large off-white head. Aroma of mild smoke, dark malts, faint chili notes and some dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malts, some chocolate, mild dried fruits and nice subtle chili burn at the end. Quite nice chili here, nothing too extreme. Leaves a subtle burning sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a white creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, motor oil, bread and pepper. Flavour of strong roasted malts, pepper, burning chili, wood and grass. Chili kicks in even more after a while. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, lingering, warming chili finish with some roastiness. Chili is rather well present but it’s not overwhelming so it creates an interesting mixture. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, roasted, sweet chili fruit, earthy notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet chili, light chili burn. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s deep reddish brown with a small off-white head. The nose is stewed prune, fruit leather, some chili-spiked chocolate. The taste is chocolate cake. Earthy roasted malts. Chili pepper and some stewed vegetable on the finish. Medium body, a bit of aggressive carbonation. Overall, not Bristol’s best, though I don’t love chili stouts to begin with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at home as partr of the 12 stouts of christmas 2012. dark caramel ruby red in colour light tan head that fades to a thin whisper. Smoky roast aroma. A little soy and cayene pepper. Flavour is gentle roast malt forward. Also notes of liquorice and choc and veg. Finish has a firm and clearly present heat in the back of the throat. Carbonation is lively and chalky. A little thin on the body. Overall it is interesting but the chilli is the only thing it has going on. Next time more body and less vegetative flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - yet another rarity from Jack. Pours dark brown with a fine, creamy beige head. Dark malts and hints of green pepper in the nose. Light sweet flavor, some dark chocolate, light salted pork, some peppery heat. Light dark malts, some moderate heat in the throat, subtle dark chocolate, low bitterness. The heat is restrained enough so that the beer remains quite drinkable. Interesting, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO) (7:4:7:4:15=3.8)
Very nice rich roast aroma. Full palate. Only a gentle burn, the chili’s in good balance with the malts. Classic BBF stout, and the additions fit in well this time.
500ml bottle - shared by VastActiv - thanks! (7:4+:6+:4:14=3.5++)
More dull than before. Nice coffee aroma. Way more phenolic than the blackcurrant, but not exactly smoky. More coffee than choc in the aroma. Pretty OK stout, but no wow. Chilli is nice and subtle in the late finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting. It pours near black with a medium off-white head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, faint spice, caramel and red pepper. The taste is roasted malt, light chilli heat, smoke, spice, vegetal and earth with some heat in the finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting, but I would have preferred a bigger body to carry the spice. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23698) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). Quite much black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown foamy head, that leaves nice lace. Aroma is mild spices, some slight cooked vegetables, roasted malts along with some nuttyness. Flavour is smoked malts, mild spicyness along with some ripe fruits and mild toasted notes. A slight burn in the aftertaste, so quite a nicely balanced spiced beer. A bit thin and "empty" compared with the other 12 stouts of xmas from 2012. Still nice balance with the chili, as it’s not overly done as many of them chili beers are.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle as part of the BBF Twelve Stouts of Christmas. Near black in colour, with undertones of red and a decent, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, with a touch of red chilli and cereals. Easy drinking, with chocolate and roast malts to the fore, before some warming chilli notes kicked in at the finish. A great beer which, as others have noted, goes well with food.

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