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: 43   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (8412) - Vantaa, - JAN 26, 2013
33cl bottle, bbe 11/2015. gallows bird. Black color, brown head. Vanilla, oaky aroma, "innis&gunn" like. Flavor is vanilla, wood, roasted malt, alcohol. Super smooth. Very easy to drink. Too easy even. imperial in a while

rouhlas (3885) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 26, 2015
330ml bottle. Black color with beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, wood, alcohol-bourbon, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
330ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Black with small ring of brown head. Aroma is mostly fudge, a touch metallic. Body is medium, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is rounded nutty malt, tangy dried fruit, soft vanilla bourbon, dry and spicy with quite a long aftertaste. A very good beer.

Stuu666 (15034) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma and taste of sweet vanilla, bourbon, chocolate.

Tsekouratos (604) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 4, 2015
BLack color with a light brown head. Aromas of oak and bourbon, Taste is similar, with maybe some vanilla and chocolate notes, definitely shadowed by the strong bourbon flavor. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.

Idiosynkrasie (8036) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
330ml bottle. Black colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. BA notes of leather, oak, vanilla and a good amount of fresh cinnamon is imposed on the dark malty aroma. Taste is dark malty, now with moderated BA notes and with out the cinnamon, nicely and harmonically integrated.

madmitch76 (25791) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
6th February 2013
Opaque black - brown beer. Big pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft and semi dry. Mellow dark malt. Nice mellow bourbon with just a little wood. Mild minerals and mild spicy bubblegum ester - well buried. Mellow vanilla. Finishes dry. A good BA Impy but lacks that wow factor of the best.

downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Near black with a decent tan head. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla oak and a hint or prune, before a dryish finish with a trace of whiskey warmth. Excellent.

Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle: Thanks MadMitch: Served in a Chouffe glass: Deep dark brown to black pour. Medium to bigger sized brown foamy head, that is thick and slowly changing, on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of bourbon, butter, vanilla, brett, some spices, oatmeal and roasted malts.
Flavours of bitters, vanilla, spices, roasted barley malts, wood, light butterscotch, hint of cacoa, butter, hint of yeast, creamy and bitter with a roasted backbone.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, spices, roasted malts, light creamy, butter, chalk and creamy.
Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily light sticky texture.
Easy drinkable and just a bit of the Bourbon bit still a very good and even black colored.

fugitive (2051) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Color black with medium head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, wood, bourbon. Taste malt, vanilla, chocolate, wood, smoke.

tderoeck (10313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2013
14/VII/13 - 33cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: 8/IV/13 (2013-628) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of coffee, dark chocolate, dried plums, caramel, some vanilla. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: a bit sour start, dark forest fruits, coffee, cocoa powder, pretty roasted bitterness. Aftertaste: coffee, sour, dark chocolate, vanilla, citrus, woody, hoppy touch.

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