Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
New Version of an old regular. Released as part of "12 stouts of Christmas 2012"
Black with Ruby Tint. Velvety & full flavoured stout. Well balanced and warming, this rich & malty stout has a smooth full flavour with a long bitter finish. This version of an Irish style stout combines everything we expect from a stout and can be enjoyed in all situations.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25974) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). First rating of 2013, because Bristol is a nice place, and I long to a warm summer day (which turned into rain, but it was sunny while Chriso and I were at the deck of the Grain Barge!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, some toffee, mild fruityness as well as some slight notes of roast. Flavour is mild roast, some slight toffee,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
12th January 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Very mild dark malts. Touch of mild lactose. Dry finish. Wishy washy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at home ... 12 stouts of Christmas 2012 ... Dark black ...thin tan head ... soft mellow chocolate roast nose.. again its too fizzy .. dark chocolate roast ... mellow roast ... dark malts ... soft chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19846) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruces, London. Massive thanks to Jack for tracking down the ever-elusive 5% version. How does he doe it? Pours clear brown with a frothy beige head. Chalky, dry and dusty cocoa in the nose. Light sweet flavor, some sweet cocoa, toasty bread, light dirt. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Dirty earth to finish, dry cocoa, toast. Very nice stout. Good balance, reasonable depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle at home, 12 stouts BBF online, 24/01/13 (Happy 70th Mum!). Pours a light shade of black, almost extremely dark mahogony brown, with a patchy tan head. Nose is dark roast malts, toffee, light coffee, dark fruits, touch of liqourice. Initially too cold as straight from the outhouse so returning later to continue the rate. Far better flavours after 45/50 minutes warming. Taste comprises roast malt, dark plummy fruit, mineral tones, molasses, touch of liqourice, hint of chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate caronation - perhaps a touch OTT here, dry finish. Ok stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15129) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
500ml bottle ([email protected])
Classic English stout. Looks the part. Super tich roasty aroma. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Great roasty taste. No ashiness. Mellow, and damn tasty. This is stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13558) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, thanks to my BBF homer, jackl. It pours near black with a medium beige head. The nose is earthy, faint roasted malt, toast, liquorice, treacle, dark fruit and faint hint of jam. The taste is roasted malt, spice, earth, toast, coffee, varnish, ash and some dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (10613) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
5th bottle up from 12 stouts of christmas 2012.

Aroma is chalky and minerally with coffe / chocolate and toast notes. Black with crimson colour thin light tan head with some lacing. Flavour is roast malt with blackberries. Nice long finish ciffe finish. Mineral chalkyness comes through in the flavour as well. Little to no hop character. Well rounded and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9747) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
50 cl bottle. BBE 29.10.2013.
Pours black color with a nice two-layered thick head. Aroma of milky chocolate, toasted dark malts, some cocoa powder, caramel, hints of dark fruits and some ash. Some dry dark chocolate on the flavor, dark fruit notes, mild caramel and toasted malts. Smooth, creamy and chocolaty sweet palate with a dry and somewhat bitter finish. Nice.

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