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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Leighton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, 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.

DrGD (128) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with decent beige foam. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, hoppy notes. Taste has milk chocolate, roasted coffee, malts, hint of vanilla. A bit sweet. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice brew.

madmitch76 (25568) - , 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.

BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
50cl, at 5%Vol, as Bristol Stout (from the 12 Stouts series), exclusive English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly sweet, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew

Idiosynkrasie (7970) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2013
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, firm, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma has cautious hints of red and dark berries, a touch of nuts, coffee, roast, dry hints of fruit parings and herbal hop. Taste is dark malty, hints of red and dark berries, milk chocolate, a touch of roast, dry and minimally tart hints of fruit parings; mild bitter finish, light body. Mild, cautious, round, well-balanced, very drinkable.

Scopey (15704) - 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.

jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. 5% version, baby. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is brown bread, red fruit, light cocoa, smoked tea. The taste is lactose, cream, chocolate, some nut. Roasted ashy finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.

fonefan (51092) - 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]

lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some licorice and tar. Flavour of rich roasted malts, licorice, tar, grassy hops, mild sweetness and hay. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a dry, malty and high bitter finish. Very well balanced and enjoyable. Pretty close to a dry stout.

olio (10549) - 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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