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Arbor FF #02- Approved

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Stout
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Cask; Special - Freestyle Fridays #2. Also available bottle conditioned.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
14th December 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, big fluffy tan head. Nose of dark chocolate and coffee. Frothy airy palate (slight gush on opening). Mild minerals. Tangy dark malts bordering on sour. Touch of paint like it was barrelled. Nice coffee streak with a little dark chocolate. Mildly fruity finish. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from West Country Ales. Big fat dark nose with figs and raisins and sump oil and treacle. Pours lifeless, black and seething. Flavour is rich and full of vineous dark notes - cocoa, licorice, Finishes malty and molasses sweet with a fine underpinning bitterness. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Quite much pitch black colour, with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, ripe fruits and mild smoked wet wooden notes. Flavour is liquorice, ripe fruits, some roasted malts as well as mild saltyness and a bit sour black coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
0.33 L bottle brought home from Utobeer, London, enjoyed two months past bb date. (Labelled Arbor Ales Freestyle Fridays #2 Approved) Murky black with brown edges. A layer of tanned fish-eyes on top. Heavily roasted malt aroma with bitter chocolate and sour berry tones. Taste is hard roasted black malts with heavy malt bitterness. Espresso and cocoa, little residual sugars. Chalky mouthfeel, quite rough on the palate. Medium full. Lasting, dry and roasty malt-bitter ending. Very flavorfull, and quite so challenging.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours thick black with a frothy, beige foam head. Really deep roasted malt nose with dirt, soil and seared earth. Also rich cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with hefty dark malts, strong roast character, charred malts, burnt cocoa, bitter dirt. Medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, more burnt cocoa, strong roastiness, perhaps some slight prunes. Very decent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle from West County Ales
Black, no light through, frothy tan head that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma -soft dark roasted malts, chocolate, soft good quality coffee, fruity dark malts, well blended
Taste - soft dark roasted malts, dark fruits, soft bitter chocolate, touch of coffee, bit of burnt wood, lots of fruity dark malts, quite complex
Palate - very soft carb. medium body, smooth texture, touch of warming alcohol on palate, smooth fruity malts and soft woody. Finish as main flavour, smooth, lingering fruity roasted malts
Overall - Really nice smooth mellow gentle imperial stout

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from My Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, 11.02.12 consumed Sunday 12th February 2012 Pours dark brown with filmy beige head. bitter and roasty, slightly gritty mouthfeel, quite hoppy with the alcohol also noticeable, slight spirit like character. Dark fruitiness, in fact quite tart. Its very pleasant. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Arbor Freestyle Fridays #2 Approved Stout ].
Clear dark brown black colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, dusty, wood, smoke. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, middel flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, peat, chocolatem cold coffee, chimney soot, chlorine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat flat. [20120112]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen. Named "Freestyle Fridays #2 Approved Stout". This is possibly the sweetest stout I’ve ever tasted. Like melted coffee ice cream. Coffee notes and sugar dominate the palette. It has a luxurious mouthfeel, but doesn’t have the depth of flavor to make this truly elite. A little more bitterness would be appreciated. Still, this is quite worthy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6278) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 21/11/2011. Opaque black with a touch of a tan head. Big dark chocolate and roast malts aroma. Flavour had more chocolate, some sweetish dark fruits and a toasty finish with warming alcohol. Very good.


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