Bristol Beer Factory Blackcurrants and Liquorice

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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned; Special. Part of the 2012 "12 Stouts of Christmas" range.
A wonderful blend of berry fruit and liquorice to work alongside the roasted malt flavours from the stout. Dangerously drinkable and a great drink to accompany a range of sweet desserts.

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3.4
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of is rather weak with some roastiness and blackcurrant. Flavour is rather interesting; strong tart blackcurrant, grass, chocolate, salty licorice and hay. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty, slightly tart and berryish finish. Blackcurrant seems to work quite nicely in this beer.

3.3
mjs (7687) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
(Bottle, 0.5 l, courtesy of VastActive, 20130713) The beer poured almost black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, sweetness and chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, chocolate, roasted malts, hint of berries and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was ashy, sweet and bitterness. Not a bad brew but not impressive either.

3.3
VastActiv (7592) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle 0.5l (via alesbymail). BBE 14/11/2013. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Salts, hints of berries, licorice and roasted malts.

3.3
BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
50cl (from the 12 Stouts series), new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with blackcurrants, liquorice and lactose, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex sweet Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly fruity/malty, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew

3.7
Beersiveknown (5302) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 11, 2012
Grey-brown with fluffy pale tan and subtle earthy spicy blackcurrants and dusty yeast. Medium carbonation, tart blackcurrant, a touch of spearmint perhaps. A spike of anise like licorice before the dry roast barley kicks in for the long finish. It’s subtle but flavourful.

3.6
Geiserich (4623) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle: Black color and a small beige head. Flavor is malty and fruity with notes of dark berries, roasted malt and cacao.

3.4
tommann (3950) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is subtle, blackcurrant and a little liquorice. Taste is fruity to start. Oily blackcurrant aftertaste.

3.6
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Fruity roasty aroma, blackcurrant. Taste is quite rich fruity and roasty. Medium body with dry bitter finish.

3.5
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle from brewer 12 Stouts 2012 161212
Black, big deep tan head that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma - very soft roasted malts, touch of dark fruits, light aroma
Taste - Soft roasted malts, soft dark fruits, getting some blackcurrant, simple flavours, perhaps a hint of liquorice, mellow and quite tasty, very easy to drink
Palate - Soft to medium carb, light to medium body, smooth. Finish as main flavour, some dry roast
Overall - Mellow stout, easy drinking, subtle flavours

3.8
Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
12 stouts of Christmas 2012 tasting with Craig and Ben. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of blackcurrant, liquorice, chocolate, caramel and roasty malt. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.


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