Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Bourbon Cask

Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
bottled, special. Part of 2012 "12 Stouts of Christmas"
Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Casks. Our Imperial Stout has been aged in Oak Bourbon casks for 4 months so taking on the rich flavours. Rich, strong, smooth with a kick. Enjoy as an after dinner drink or late night tipple. Drink from a brandy snifter as a real treat.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
33cl (from the 12 Stouts series), new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly alcoholic/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours pitch black with a pretty big tan head which very slowly fades to a half finger , very firm head. Great sticky lacing. Nose is that ofchocolate covered sultana and raisins with a dash of bourbon. As it warms the bourbon comes out a little more. Very bourbon forward in the taste. Almost more bourbon than it is beer. As it warms some heavy fruits come out - sultana, date, currant, fig. Vanilla and milk chocolate in there. Good stuff. Surprisingly easy going for a 10%+ brew. Soft and spritzy carbonation helps it flow. Light bitterness on the finish. Enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Argonian (280) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Almost pitch black body, with a very small head, but a very nice lace. Smells bourbon from afar, amazing. But, taste is very alcoholic, especially when the beer gets warmer, to the point where it becomes unbalanced. Nevertheless, bourbon really stands out, and its good. Oily texture, light to medium carbonation, medium to heavy body. A very good imperial stout, if not a little bit unbalanced and more alcoholic than it should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Black pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Huge vanilla, bourbon, malt aromas. Taste is similar with more bourbon. Dry finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Brum. Supremely smooth mouthfeel - delightful. This is subtle, yet deliciously flavoured. I have no clue about whisky, but the flavour is unmistakeable here, and delicious. Not sure the base Impy is actually that spectacular, but with the barrel ageing it becomes very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (48113) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, sweet malt bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130127]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Opaque black caramle, greyish brown head. Some legs. Oaky vanilla aroma. A little bit bozzy and choc nose. Flavour is rich and complex raisin rum, oak, vanilla. Some oak tanin. Persistant long oaky after flavour. Silky palete.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
Bottle @Bruces, thanks to jackl. It pours opaque dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt, toast, earth, toasted coconut and vanilla. The taste is roasty, toast, charred wood, light vanilla, fudge, caramel and light booze. Medium-full body and fine-moderate carbonation. Flavoursome, well-balanced and tasty. Probably the best of the BBF stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (2386) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at home, Easter Sunday 2013. Good smokey and woody aroma, nice looking drink. Taste is a little too dominated by bourbon and oak, I miss the liquorice and coffee I like in my imperial stouts, still pretty drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7703) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle @ Bruces. The pours deep brown with a small head. The nose is smoke, hints of sweet vanilla, wood. Raisin chocolate cake. The taste is smooth fudge, some almond, vanilla. A bit of charred wood. Full body, oily and smooth. Overall, not the most complex beast, but really drinkable. Pretty pleasing stuff.

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