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


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2012   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Massive chocolate and coffee on the nose, not very IPA but very pleasant. Pitch Black with a solid cream head. Roastiness and bitterness dominate the flavour with a little spicy hop flavour hiding in there. An interesting beeer but I don’t think I’d try it very often....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
At last a review in real time, still have backlog, but I’m getting there. I’ve got a looooooong taste of coins in my mouth. Coins that have been left at the bottom of a caffetiere for a month to linger in the remains of resins coffee. It goes on and on and on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40864) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Euro Semi-Final tasting. It pours cloudy deep brown, with a bubbly tan head. The nose is chocolate, caramel, pine, treacle and dark tangy fruit. The taste is dark tangy fruit, caramel, citrus pith, pine, resin, charcoal, roasted malt, treacle, bitter chocolate and burnt malt, with a charry, burnt finish. Medium-full body and average carbonation. A solid black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Black with a big light brown head that doesn’t budge. Aroma is massively soapy, some grapefruit, citrus, pine, chocolate and coffee but soap is the order of the day. Taste is again dominated by soap but when broken down also has grapefruit, chocolate and coffee. Thick with a fair bitterness and a lingering chocolate finish. A nice big robust beer with some very nice elements but the soapiness is hard to overcome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2012
bottle at home ... deep black ... huge tan bubbly head ... softroast malt ... sof bitter pine nose ... over fizzy ... huge hcocolate roast thats wonderfull... but its then got a huge bitter linger... over pine and some charcoal.. heavy going

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11940) - 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..

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