Bristol Beer Factory: Milk Stout (England: Sweet Stout: 4.5% ABV)

Visual: Kinda black, with a caramel brown head.

Nose; Light ash and treacle, quite creamy and with milky coffee. Slight nuttiness, quite aniseed filled and obvious liquorice.

Body: Smooth texture, condensed cream dominates the flavours but not sickly. Treacle, liquorice and aniseed. Hint of black cherry and coffee.

Finish: Nutty, dry charring. Milk and milk chocolate. Slight sour fruit.

Conclusion: This is an amazing stout, lots of body, liquorice, chocolate and milky lasting finish. It does everything just right. Harsh edged at the extremis, but smooth and sweet in the core.

It’s got a heck of a body for its middling ABV, and seems like the treat of a nights drinking. In fact it’s taken so long to tasting note it as I usually use it to treat myself after I’ve already done a tasting note of two.

This beer is bonfire night beer treacle and spice, Christmas beer weight, and autumn nuttiness and milkyness. All in all a smooth seasons drinking.

Amy of the Royal Oak says “its Good”, and I would not wish to differ.