Thehoppycraft (10) - Greater Manchester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017 jackl (8286) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. The pour’s deep brown with a medium tan head that takes its sweet time to develop. The nose is definite Belgian yeast, ribbon candy sweetness. Some notes of earthy toffee and medium roast coffee. Hints of vinous chocolate-dipped red berry. The taste is definitely interesting - the belgian yeast gives a bubble gum sweetness that blends well with rich berry flavors. Chocolate cake, rich roasted malts. Mildly nutty, creamy finish. Luxurious mouthfeel. Fruity, pleasant. Nice, soft body. Really well executed and flavorful stuff. Overall, wow, this was much better than I thought it would be. By far the best Bristol beer I’ve had.
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 I love Bristol Beer Factory, their Southville Hop and Milk Stout are world class. I came into this without thinking about previous knowledge. It is Jet Black. This is probably one of the darkest stouts I have seen. I had to pour it hard to get a half finger head which didn't last long and dissipated into a thin film. It smells very boozy at 7.5%, smells very peaty with wood and chocolate following up, there is a bit of raisin and dark fruit lingering at the back. Soon as you take a zip sip you are hit with sourness and peat. So much so it is unenjoyable. There is not many beers I have poured down there drain but this one I did. avoid! ATulloch (325) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Keg at Casc. Pours a jet black with a toffee head that fades. Aromas of chocolate, treacle and a slight smoked ham tinge. Flavour is chocolate, plums, hazelnuts and coffee. Slight bitter alcohol tinge at the end. john44 (3311) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy. Roast malty, slightly sweet, throughout. Smooth; very drinkable. Surprisingly easy drinking; although 7.7% it doesn’t attempt to be an Imperial Stout. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice Stout! (2011-03-07)
Sigmund (7817) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2016
500 ml bottle conditioned, from Ales by Mail. ABV is 7.5%. Black colour, small tan head. Strong roasty aroma, roast malts, coffee, dark chocolate. The same elements in the flavour too, also liquorice and hints of dark dried fruits, a moderate sweetness, decent hops. Very good beer. Rasmus40 (21688) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from Alesbymail. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, licorice and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 090916
sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2016
Bouteille 50cl, de et partagée avec Pierre. BB 15.10.2016. Batch# 1807.
Noire-brune, col crémeux café au lait.
Arôme au nez plaisant, chocolaté, fruité noir, petite touche de malt chocolaté, grillé.
Palais est malté, chocolaté, caramel fruité noire, toffee et un côté mûre fruité. Prune sans vraiment y voir le caractère levure belge. Le tout garde un fini laissant passer de fines notes de fumé. Christian (13768) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Near black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and coffee, with nice fruity notes. Sweetish fruity and roasted flavour with a lightly burned aftertaste. gegwilson (3784) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Deep mahogany, almost black with a frothy beige head. Lovely chocolate pudding aroma. The taste is also chocolate pudding with a hint of liquorice and pppery spice. Creamy mouthfeel. Lovely stout. Lovecrash42 (12) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 2, 2016
Snagged a bottle from Gravity Station in Cardiff. Choclatey aroma, a bit roasted. A bit of molasses coffee taste.
Thinner than expected, but thick enough to be a stout.
Overall good as a go-to stout while out. jamestulloch (4259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Black body with a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of berries, roasted malt and soy sauce. Flavour of dark chocolate, cloves, treacle and Marmite. Thin to medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Not quite as complex and drinkable as I’d hoped it would be.