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

bottled
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RATINGS: 175   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
MmmmMackesons and then some. Lovely sweet stout, if you like that sort of thing. Bottle pours a flattish black, and the aroma is of a good mocha; coffee and chocolate. Nice full mouthfeel, and the bitter dark malts are balanced by lots of lactose. Hopping light and difficult to discern. I like it, but may be sweet for some.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is apple, malt, roasted malt, sugar, coffee. Flavour is coffee, apple, roasted malt, sugar, chocolate, licorice. Medium body. OK/Nice beer. KRS 160814.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12725) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home, Xmas 2012. Pours black, creamy chocolate, roasted, gets sweeter as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
500ml bottle. pours velvety dark black with thin brown head. aroma is weak coffee, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts, really nice texture. medium bodied. a little coffee with a sweet chocolate-y finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Deep brown/black pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is quite chocolatey. Fairly rich aroma with a moderate sort of sweetness. Has a bit of soft vanilla and caramel through the middle. Really silken palate. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - DEC 25, 2014
50cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a small soapy tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and hops in the aroma. Soft to average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is well balanced with a long roast finish. Overall, a nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bootlegger007 (113) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Black in colour head diminished quickly, light stout aroma, caramel and chocolate, mild flavours, creamy yet a light body, fizzy carbonation, mild style of a stout I was left wanting more from it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (1109) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2014
Lovely appearance, black with a creamy cream head, aroma of dark chocolates and red currants, with a touch of burnt toast. Flavour is sweet (that dark chocolate), berryish and a touch bitter from roast malts. The fruitiness disappears in the finish. No nonsense coffee flavours in this good sweet stout. Nice chalky palate. This is a classic. I love a milk stout, and the Brits know how to make a good one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1900) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Mai 2014, (Selfridgesi veinipood, 3,45), 50 cl. Sisaldab gluteeni ja laktoosi - oodata on head khuvalu. Aroom on vga meeldiv, pehme ja soe, magus, isegi lge, veidi rstiselt hapukas, krbenud banaanine, alkoholiga kpsetatud mustikamoosikoogine, suti dikane. Kehalt keskmisest vast raskepoolsem, kuid seejuures libe ja pehme, pea olematu mulliga. Maitselt magus, marjakoogine, kergelt tumeokolaadine, kohvirstine ja krbenud suhkrune, vga vikese mrkja lpuga. Jrelmaik jb linnaseliselt magusakas; kurku jb kipitama mingi halb tunne, suulaes kuiv. Kokkuvttes paras magustoit, mis eriti smpaatsena ei tundu - asi on vist laktoosis, mis peletab juba puhtalt pshholoogilisel tasandil. Ometi... nii maitselt kui lhnalt pris hea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (518) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Tap. Pours opaque and with low head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is soft sweet and bitter with coffee. Served maybe a bit too cold to properly get more flavours.


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