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Arbor Breakfast Stout

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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (917) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
56.8cl bottle at home from Beerritz, UK. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brown, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is chocolate, flavor is coffee, slightly smokey, dark chocolate, licorice, raisin, wood. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter, hint of fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty coffeeish bitter, later more smoke and ash. Full body, dry sticky texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy, great dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1307) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle 56,8cl / Botella 56,8cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, coffee, sweet / Malta tostada, cafe, dulce.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (910) - CROATIA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin thin mocha colored head; aroma of bitter coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate; taste is roasted coffee with some wood and chocolate notes; finish is bitter coffee with a hint of chocolate; not sure if this is an imperial stout but it is a very good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (808) - - MAY 24, 2015
Very mild. Malty. Deep ruby red colour. Almost black. Deliciously sweet and tangy flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (533) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2015
50cl bottle. Pours black with a small beige head that entirely disappears. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, light plums, figs, light burnt sugar. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, light smoked note, some final acidity. Full body, light carbonation,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours black with tiny dark brown head. Nose is basically strong espresso, also some sweetness. Taste is coffee, coffee beans, slightly boozy. Mostly coffee and roasted notes, some chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1391) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
moccha head with thick bubbles fades fast leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is coffee grounds, oats, chocolate and bit of leather. taste like aroma, some caramel, ash, bitter chocolate finishes with rather bitter finish from the roasted malts. rather thin body but creamy/silky mouthfeel, soft carbonation. very nice given the abv and coffee forward. bottle 50cl / bbf jul-2015

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body body with a thick beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of hazelnut, cappuccino and earth. Flavour of pistachio, chocolate and prunes. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Faint carbonation. The last few Arbor beers I’ve had have been top drawer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1785) - 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.


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