Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Mainly available bottle conditioned. Occasionally on cask.
This is our Ultimate Stout, strong black, unctuous and delicious. Hints of coffee, chocolate & dark fruits, made using a Belgian yeast & roasted malts. This beer is the Ultimate after-dinner treat, drink from a brandy snifter, sat in your most comfortable chair, preferably by a roaring fire, & savour the aromas & flavours.

jackl's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle @ home. The pour’s deep brown with a medium tan head that takes its sweet time to develop. The nose is definite Belgian yeast, ribbon candy sweetness. Some notes of earthy toffee and medium roast coffee. Hints of vinous chocolate-dipped red berry. The taste is definitely interesting - the belgian yeast gives a bubble gum sweetness that blends well with rich berry flavors. Chocolate cake, rich roasted malts. Mildly nutty, creamy finish. Luxurious mouthfeel. Fruity, pleasant. Nice, soft body. Really well executed and flavorful stuff. Overall, wow, this was much better than I thought it would be. By far the best Bristol beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb & jeevan. pours dark brown, thin tan head. Light liquorice aromas, tar. Taste is creamy, liquorice, more tar. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from allmyvinyl. Appearance -opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - coffee and dark chocolate. Taste - tar and liquorice. Palate - medium bodied with a dry tarry texture and a long dry tarry finish. Overall -great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, even a hint of vanilla. Taste is sweetish, roasted malts, cacao, chocolate, dark fruits,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (1736) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a rather small beige colored head. Mild roasty malts in the aroma, some mild notes of chocolate and very pleasant and easily picked up chocolate and vanilla aromas. Taste has some chocolate sweetness up front, followed by mild roastiness with some minimal bitterness from coffee in the end. Very creamy and thick, full body with some minimal alcohol taste in the very end. That’s my kind of stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3856) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, quite sweet, alcohol. Coffee flavour, bitter, malts, caramel and cacao. Finish cacao, coffee and liquorice.
(from 50cL bottle @ ZZT XI. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, Oirschot crew!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (943) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with an off white head; aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, and a hint of chocolate; taste starts sweet with chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malt; finish light bitter with some coffee; pretty good but not quite the ultimate stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4806) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT11. Coca cola colour with no real head. Smells earthy, liquorice, tar. Tastes liquorice, roasty, coffee, wiebertjes. Medium body, almost no carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Black color with a small head. Smells alcohol, drop, wiebertjes. Tastes sweet, alcohol, drop, potters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, taste is dry, chocolate, very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle (50cl): Thanks GlasgowTAD: Served at 15 degrees Celsius in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy beige head on top of a black beer. Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate. The flavour is a silky thick rich mix of typical flawless stout tones that makes this a perfect stout but also somewhat of an easy drinker. Damn tasty! Creamy! Smooth! Aftertaste is roast, bitters, coffee, some chocolate, creamy. Delicious! Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and medium to fuller bodied. Nice! Another no nonesense stout. Good stuff!

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