Continuing the stouts for winter, today I downed an Ultimate Stout from the Bristol Beer Factory. Brewed with roasted malts and a Belgian yeast, the Ultimate Stout weighs in at a heavyweight 7.7% and follows on from the rich stout pedigree that Bristol Beer Factory produces, such as its wonderful Milk Stout.
The stout is pitch black, lightly effervescent early on with a slight coffee nose. The taste is deeply complex, with heavy hints of liquorice, coffee. It’s full bodied and rich at the back of the tongue.
It’s pretty light going for such a heavy beer but a real black beauty.
Colour: Pitch black
Nose: Light coffee
Taste: Complex mix of liquorice and coffee
Our verdict: Just the one will do, but savour it.Tweet