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Arbor Breakfast Stout

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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1631) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma a cafè i amb gust de xocolata i cafè, dolça i amb un punt d’amargor, pel meu gust li falta una mica de cos. Cerveza con aroma a café y con sabor a chocolate y café, dulce y con un punto de amargor, para mi gusto le falta un poco de cuerpo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
profXpat (12) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2015
Dark and creamy, with good espresso and chocolate flavors. Smooth and not too sweet. Not as bitter as some other imperial stouts. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (653) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2015
On tap @BBF2015 Noire petit collet. Arome chocolat et café. Ronde un peu sèche tres chocolat amer, bien plus que café. Une longueur parfaite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnrspokes (12) - - FEB 22, 2015
Lovely deep, dark colour with light chocolate head. Rounded flavour makes easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vinx (76) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2015
First of all, this is not an Imperial Stout but an Export Stout. It should be compared to the other export stouts, not to the imperial ones that belong to a very different style.The aroma is of roasted grains, bitter chocolate, coffee and english, grassy, earthy hops. Velvety texture, spicy yeast, maybe too attenuated than what I’d expect from a sweet stout. It has a so bitter and so so long aftertaste. Perfect foam, perfect color. It’s a very good beer but it’s in the wrong category.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Filipbeer (111) - - 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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4974) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1075) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1690) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (767) - 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.

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