Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Bristol Stout

A milk stout from Ottawa, Ontario, Bristol Stout is a fall seasonal produced by Kichesippi Beer Co. It's a 4.8% alcohol number with a moderate IBU count of 36. It's sold in 473mL cans that feature a cow and explain that the beer is inspired by the family farm in Bristol, Quebec.

Less black than dark brown, this stout poured hazily and with a sudsy cream head. Roasted malt and molasses on the nose were accompanied by a whiff of mocha. The flavour proved to be chocolately, with some coffee notes, atop a roasted malt foundation. The mouthfeel was quite smooth, but also unfortunately thin. As for the finish, Bristol concluded on a slightly bitter cacao lilt.

This beer was good, but not great. The strength and mouthfeel were the biggest drawbacks, while its very nice flavour accounted for its greatest strength.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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