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Arbor / Steel City DCLXVI

 (RETIRED)
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93
73
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Formerly brewed at Arbor
Style: Black IPA
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 666   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Synergy of two of Britain’s most hopheaded breweries! Pale malt & Carafa Spezial in the mash tun (plus some Sorach for good measure), then 25kg of hops in the copper including Sorachi, Citra and Simcoe at flameoff. Hopped again in the fermenter, and yet again in the barrel


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1664) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Sweet, dry chocolate roast, sugary, bit over-carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks Dave. Black with tan head. Dusty lemon aroma, quite roasty . Taste is roasty with pine and sherbet. Quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, hop bitter, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120502]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pitch black colour, brown head. Aroma is nutty, fruity, nectary and also has some mild liquorice. Flavour is spicy with hops, liquorice and more hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1387) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London on 13th April 2012. Thick black. Rich fruity aroma. Roast/burnt malt and spices in mouth; very bitter with smoke notes. Bitterness and rich fruits in the aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel with good body. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14034) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 cask at reading ... dark black ... thin tan bubbly head ...huge pine hop... big dark almolst charcoal roast nose... dark malts ... big solid roast ... deep chocolate charcoal ... huge pine hop ... light zezt bottle at home ... deep dark black ... thin tan head ... dark roast and lots of pine ... little more soapy than i remember .... dark heavy roast ... big pine ... 3.8

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13265) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2012. Black beer. Tasty intense dark beer. Thats quite spicy good mouthfeel good hot hops on finish. Pretty drinkable

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours black-brown with a very tight, creamy tan head. Lovely aroma, lots of rich roast, charred malts, pine and dark chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor with well enough roast and hops to balance it out. Very roasty with charred wood, grass, sticky pine, dry chocolate, some dark and burnt sugar and earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Mild warming finish with lots of dry and roasty malts, scorched earth, charcoal, ash, dark chocolate, tobacco, light grapefruit, heavy grass and pine. Has a good bit of sticky, resinous bitterness. The dark, roasted malt character is very complex with lots of nice angles to it. Burnt wood, grass, roasted malts and baking cocoa linger on. Very solid beer on all fronts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 9/04/2012. Near black in colour with a slight tan head. Big, hoppy aroma of citrus and green herbs. Flavour had a touch of sweetish chocolate, roasted malts and citrus fruit, with a lingering, dry finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
11th April 2012
On tap at the Craft. Opaque black beer, little pale tan head. Mild dark malts with a little lacto and coffee. Mild chocolate. Nice hops - juicy grapefruit orange and lemon. Semi dry finish. Unsurprisingly well hopped given the Steel City boys involvement. Lets hope we get some more Steel City in Laaaaaahndaaahn soon. Tom Cadden says ’Hello Boys!’


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