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Bristol Beer Factory Smoked Chili Chipotle

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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20392) - 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 itís not overly done as many of them chili beers are.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
14th April 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft and dry. Dry dark malt, mild smoke and subtle dark chocolate. Medium chilli bite. Finishes dry with chilli still sizzling well in to the aftertaste. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at home ... 2012 12 Stouts of Christmas ... dark black ... thinest lacing ... soft roast ... dark chocolate ... light chilli nose ... nice mellow chocolate roast ... dark roast ... soft malts ... ligth chilli

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruceís, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9363) - 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 chiliís 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle at home (from Bristol Online) 26/12/12. Pours a very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that soon escapes to the edge and leaves a film in the centre. Nose is light roast malt, touch of cardboard, dark fruit, touch of toffee, green pepper, hint of chilli and spice. Taste comprises dark lightly roasted malts, chilli, spice, dark fruit backbone, touch of dark chocolate. A little thin and watery on the palate with a touch of fizzy carbonation. Whilst it pulls off the chilli flavour well and isnít OTT in the burn, I felt a bit short changed on this one namely as it was too watery and also lacked depth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Here we go then- first beer from the í12 Stouts of Christmasí selection box. Lasted all of 30mins in the fridge before I cracked it. Pours oily black with a nicotined swell of foam. Good burnt milk, smoked haddock poached in spiced milk aroma with a jerky, peppery meatiness about it. Well-pitched spiciness on the palate that neither overwhelms or shies away from warming the lips and tongue; fine underpinning chocolate, burnt wood and and grilled Med veg notes; more of that peppery, smoky burnt haddock milk scraped off the bottom of the wok. Spicy as raw ginger, maybe slightly hotter. Canít fail to love this if you love beer, love chilli and love smoked stuff. Right up my alley.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6909) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6849) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2013
500 ml bottle. BB 20/11/2013. Courtesy of VastActiv. Thanks!
Black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt and mild chili aroma in the nose. Warming chili, berries and roasted malt in the flavour. No smoky notes. Warms a lot. Some chili taste in the flavour would have been nice.


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