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style
Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available bottle conditioned. Occasionally on cask.
This is our Ultimate Stout, strong black, unctuous and delicious. Hints of coffee, chocolate & dark fruits, made using a Belgian yeast & roasted malts. This beer is the Ultimate after-dinner treat, drink from a brandy snifter, sat in your most comfortable chair, preferably by a roaring fire, & savour the aromas & flavours.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at home (via alesbymail). Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours are coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.


3.6
ATulloch (304) - 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.

3.7
john44 (3101) - 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)

4.1
Sigmund (7536) - 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.

3.8
Rasmus40 (20918) - 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

4
sebletitje (10080) - 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.

3.6
Christian (13670) - 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.

3.8
gegwilson (3712) - 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.

4.2
Lovecrash42 (16) - 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.

3.4
jamestulloch (4117) - 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.

3.8
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
1/3 pint pour from cask into tulip at Hanging Bat in Edinburgh. Black, opaque, attractive foamy tan head with nice lacing and good retention. Coffee on the nose with a bit of roastiness. Body is much lighter than I’d expect for the style. Surprisingly thin. Taste is great. Very roasty, coffee, dark bread, a hint of raisin and dark fruit. A very enjoyable stout-- well defined flavors, well balanced, but nothing too extreme. Nice and drinkable overall.


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