Sunday, 18 December 2011

Beer Advent Calendar Day 18- Bristol Beer Factory Chocolate Stout

Good evening everyone. Tonight's beer choice is another stout from the "12 Stouts of Christmas" selection brewed by the Bristol Beer Factory. Let's discuss Chocolate Stout....
Chocolate Stout weighs in at 5.0% ABV and has been brewed with 5 different malts, cacao nibs and lactose sugar. The appearance is crimson, verging on black, with a thin beige head that dissolves to a halo around the inside of the glass. The aroma is predominantly roasted malt, with the sweetness from the lactose sugar coming through in the background. The taste is velvety and creamy, with the chocolate coming through heavily in the finish, accompanied with an underlying sweetness. The mouthfeel is very smooth and slightly carbonated. Overall, this is another fantastic stout in the series. The chocolate flavours are subdued but work very well with the lactose sugar, whilst the malts support these additions and balance the beer effectively. Looking forward to the next one already!

Tomorrow evening, libations and dictations. Until next time....

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