Brewed by Arbor
Style: Black IPA
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2012   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask; Special - Freestyle Fridays #13. Also available bottle conditioned (at 7.5%).
Someone started a vicious rumour that we were brewing a 2012 IBU beer to mark the London 2012 Olympics. So, naturally, we did... Bravo and Zeus (IKE) first wort additions followed by late additions of Galena and Summit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

ABV: 7.5%. Clear dark black - red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, licorice, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, salty, roasted, licorice, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120803]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39991) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light grapefruity hoppy. Bitter, grapefruity and dark roasted malty, dark chocolate to liqourice. Bitter and dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, citrusy hops, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25661) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, milk chocolate and hops. Roasted and hoppy flavour of grapefruits, grass and chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours an almost opaque dark brown with a vague reddish hue and a small beige head. Sweet roasty nose with some greasy and citrusy hops blending in. Medium body, very bitter roast, very bitter - and greasy - hops. Charry and bitter finish. A little to the rough side. 301112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24925) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012 (bottle bought from Euston Tap). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, herbal, fruity and a bit salty/earthy notes as well. Flavour s liquorice, mild ashes, coffee along with fruity and floral hops. Nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy licorice finish with weak piney hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
2nd July 2012
On tap at the Euston Tap. 7.5%. Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Smooth soft palate, a little dry. Rich smooth dark malts. A little rye spice. Very mild roast. Very mild pine hops. A whisper or red berry fruits. Pretty dry finish with roast malt bitterness. Bitters lingers for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2012
bottle at home ... deep black ... huge tan bubbly head ... softroast malt ... sof bitter pine nose ... over fizzy ... huge hcocolate roast thats wonderfull... but its then got a huge bitter linger... over pine and some charcoal.. heavy going

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle at my Semi-Final Tasting, London. Pours muddy, brown-black with a light, beige bubble foam head. Rich nose of burnt malts, grapefruit and pine. Nice flavor, medium sweet with thick pine, dirt, burnt cocoa and burnt grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Oily, highly resinous finish with lots of burnt grass and heavy roast. There’s a touch of abrasive hops in the finish as well, the the beer is quite decent overall. The beer does have its rough edges (as I think many Arbor beers do) butt his is a very solid effort.

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