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Arbor Breakfast Stout

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled conditioned.
A lot of thought has gone into this beer - we’ve been working on the recipe for well over a year! So, it started out as an Imperial Stout. How about a few oats? How about a hell of a lot of oats?! Some smoked malt maybe - just a little. All good so far. A few specialty German grains should round off the mash quite nicely. Then onto the boil. With our very own coffee roaster here in Bristol, it seemed a shame not to use them. We played around with a few samples from Brian Wogan Coffee and finally settled on some freshly roasted Brazilian Santos beans. Awesome coffee! Just needed something a bit chocolaty to finish it off. How about some chocolate? How about some organic raw cacao nibs?! Job done. Just a long slow fermenation and conditioning period and the result is outstanding.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Filipbeer (102) - - JAN 23, 2015
Petroleum beer. Almost black, lack of head. Coffee and chocolate aromas hide other notes (exception: black olives and a bit of fruits). Too much coffee for me. In mouth it is bitter. low carbonation and medium body. Dry and long ending. Is it coffee or beer?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle: Thanks GlasgowTAD: Served in a Chouffe glass at roomtemperature: Black beer with a small brown head. Aromas of coffee, roast, ash, coffee roast... Flavours of coffee, wood roast, coffee beans, hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, bitters, malt roast, coffee beans,... Aftertaste is a mix of coffee, coffee beans, coffee roast, dried leaves and bitters. Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1037) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
568ml bottle shared @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours deep black with large creamy cappuccino foam. Aroma is roasted malts, cappuccino, chocolate and coffee, well mixed together. Flavour is medium to light sweet, cappuccino, milk, then coffee leading to a bitter end. Medium body, light carbonation. This is a very good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1534) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio. Pours inky black with a tan head. Nice coffee aroma. Loads of flavour to this. Coffee, chocolate liquorice and light spice. Quite a dry bitter finish. Good body. Tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (697) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Negro opaco con espuma beige. Aromas de chocolate, café y toffe. Cuerpo medio, con inicio dulce y achocolatado con final de amargor equilibrado tostado y, nuevamente, de chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
[5951-20131019] Cask. Chilli smoked roasted malt grain aroma. Black body with a quick creamy off-white head. Roasted coffee malt and woody spiced notes in the flavour. Full body. Good. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(Cask Days 2013 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Pours almost black with predominant coffee aroma. Tobacco and chocolate too but the coffee dominates and I agree with the reviewer that says there’s a disappointing burnt coffee flavour that kicks in.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1214) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Large bottle from Favourite Beers Cheltenham. Dark almost black colour with a greyish brown head. Aroma had lots of coffee, The taste had the twiggy burnt notes I associate with really badly made coffee. Hard to drink and couldn’t have finished a whole bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Chocolate and to a lesser degree coffee are the prominent flavours. Smooth and easy to drink. With this strength I don’t think it would be a breakfast drink. Another good one from this brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (992) - CROATIA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours black with beige head. Roasted coffee aroma. On the sweet side, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts in flavor. Good one.


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