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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Seasonal - Christmas.

Our special festive brew is a harmonious blend of seven malts. A rich silky mouth feel is achieved from the addition of flaked malted oats with plum and dried fruit flavours. Only available at Christmas, naturally!

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4.1
SilkTork (5853) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Oh this is nice. A good, roasty toasty beer. Very drinkable. very refreshing. Bags of flavours. Really fine, tip toe balance of sweet and bitter, sharp and comforting. The spices don’t really come through that much - the dark malts tend to overshadow them, but they add a little bit of warmth and depth, and fill in the corners. This is a very satisfying Winter Warmer.

3.7
zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from trembling Madness, York. This is a very dark brown-black beer with chocolate and spiced red fruity flavours, plum notes and a slight sour creamy fruity finish.

3.6
leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Copper with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and chocolate with yeast and citrus. Herbal and spicy with some burnt notes and grapefruit. Flavours are nutty, fruity coffee with grapefruit bitterness. Dark chocolate with festive spices. Good.

3.6
BrewTom (661) - - DEC 6, 2015
Black with light brown head. Caramel nose followed by the same in the mouth - sweet with chocolate & coffee undertones. Perfect for Christmas. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at the Shoulder of Mutton 21.06.12 in company of Peter Fowler who cracked this open, cheers Peter. Chesnut in colour with a slim off-white head that swiftly departed. From the description I understand that there is ginger and coriander in here but they are pleasantly subtle enough not to ruin things. The hoppiness is still there this is lovely and fruity. Like this. A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5

3.5
SaintMatty (7522) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
500ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Raisins, mince pies and spicy malt in the aroma. Fruity and spicy taste with raisins, cloves and malt detected.

3.5
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
From brewers droop, Bristol
500 ml bottle [BBE:4.7%]
Blood Alc: 34mg/100ml

Aroma is burned chocolate and vanilla. Colour is black with a coagulent white head. The beer is quite tangy with heavily roasted to burnt flavours and the texture is halfway between water and a thick stout. there is a sweetness to balance the roasty flavours but the drink does lack excitement or interest. Definitely a bbf beer, it?s good, has a little character but nothing amazing.

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3.4
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011

Draught @ Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, London, Greater London, England NW1 2EF.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, english licorice, light yeasty, UK yeast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chalk. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101231]


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