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Arbor FF #13 - 2012 Double Black IPA

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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2012   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Another seething menace from Arbor. Strong coffee nose with 90% cocoa lindt chocolate and licorice coming through. Pours a deep, dark brown with a fluffy head the colour of a double espresso crema. The flavour follows the nose with rich, dark notes in spades - bitter, bitter cocoa, buttery, burnt malts, more licorice, some aniseed, some flambeed figs, and a long, long, oily finish. Rich, complex, chocolatey, bitter and biting, this is a corker from the best of the new Bristol breed of progressive brewers.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
berkshirejohn (4402) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
33cl bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. An opaque black pour with a ruby red glow against the light and a billowing tan head; the aroma is intense with bitter Belgian chocolate and a touch of wood smoke. It’s absolutely bursting with flavour - ripe purple fruit, licorice, burnt treacle, and tar setting the head ringing. The finish is comparitively calm, but full of toasty, deeply roasted malts and rather dry. This is incredibly satisfying and beats the Kernel Scanner Darkly Black IPA I’d just tried hands down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Botella. Black colour, small beige head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and hops, really nice. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasantly roasty malty with citrussy hops, some chocolate and a good above medium bitterness. Yum!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle @ Papsř. 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2985) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
Aroma has some notes of pear drops and some burnt malts and charcoal. The flavour comes through in the aftertaste with some bitter chocolate and intense coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30753) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29168) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
pitch dark , small light brown head. aroma is pretty mild, roasted malts and subtle hops. flavor is roasted malts, strong herbal note, hops are weird with this one, dusty, fruitpeely..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - 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


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