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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Sweet Stout
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Regular and Cask; Occasional.
Previously 4.8%.

Sweet, black and extremely full-bodied. Unfermentable Lactose sugar (added during the boil) sweetens the Chocolate and Black Malt derived roast / burnt flavours.
Ingredients: Maris Otter Pale Malt, Crystal, Chocolate & Black Malts. Challenger Hops.
An historic beer, recreated for the modern drinker.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3613) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Cask @ Rumsey Wells. Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium to light body with a nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Black in colour, with reddish hints. Malty; roasty malts, milk chocolate, caramel, sugar . Fruity; light fruit. Hoppy; slight balancing hop bitterness. Full-bodied. Sweet (but not too sweet) roast malty chocolatey throughout. Very drinkable. (2011-03-07)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6287) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Cask at the Eldon Arms, Reading. A glossy black body with a tight beige head that laces the glass to the bottom; sweet chocolatey aroma; lactic body, really sweet with lots of well toasted chocolate malts; then a drier, nutty finish. A really good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (139) - - OCT 4, 2016
pours into a dark black with a strong caramel head that sticks around for a while after its been poured. the aroma is sweet. the flavour again sweet with tastes of chocolate and caramel with a smooth palate to boot. a very enjoyable drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (2200) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours deep brown with a medium head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, milk, a touch of molasses. Flavour is a bit unbalanced, medium sweet with a light bitter end. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4279) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose, Michaelwood Services. Black beer with large mocha head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast malts. Taste is roast malts, coffee, chocolate and sweet lactose. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Half Pint from keg at Cheltenham Real Ale Festival. Pours a dark brown with a foamy beige head. Coffee, chocolate, caramel aromas. Sweet taste, a little bitterness, plenty flavourful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (4037) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark malt, cocoa, creamy lactose, powdery chocolate, some roast, touch of dark fruits. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium. Nicely creamy and smooth, a very fine Milk Stout!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3588) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle from a Waitrose in Bath. Black with a nice foamy cream head. Nic chocolate aroma. The taste is quite sweet with chocolate and a touch of spice. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Raisins and roasted cereals move into bitterness in this lean Milk Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the brown-hued black.
-This is not that sweet for a milk stout. Good job there.
-Malt flavors are well developed.
-Meaty accents are found.
-Carbonation is really low (lower than the average cask, I mean) and doesnt prop the malts up all that well.

On cask at The Evening Star, Brighton.


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