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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Black IPA
Bristol, England
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2012   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
not, in my opinion, a BIPA but a heavy duty stout! looks amazing, deep black with massive foamy head. very bitter and maintains a decent roasty bitterness. some dark fruit also.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle at Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured a cloudy, near opaque brown with a small, fading bubbly beige head. Lovely juicy citrus fruit aromas of grapefruit with resin & pine too & touches of roasted malt. Drier flavour-wise with more roasted malts, pine, liquorice & berry skin. Medium body, firm & lightly carbonated palate texture with a lingering dry, resinous bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
bottle, awesome rocky stable brown head, black, coffee, roasty, with hoppy hinds, very dry bitterness, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, on of the richest beers I ve had for last year, maybe lack of drinkability, cant drink four of these a night but thats not a mission of this brilliant beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
Aroma has some notes of pear drops and some burnt malts and charcoal. The flavour comes through in the aftertaste with some bitter chocolate and intense coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2014
Cola colour, small head. Aroma roast meat, grapefruit, caramel, bread, pine, grass. Taste is initially sweet toffee, pine, licorice, then bitter grapefruit and lime and finishes with charred meat. Medium bodied. Very flavourful, quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

ABV: 7.5%. Clear dark black - red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, licorice, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, salty, roasted, licorice, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120803]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, citrusy hops, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Botella. Black colour, small beige head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and hops, really nice. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasantly roasty malty with citrussy hops, some chocolate and a good above medium bitterness. Yum!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
At last a review in real time, still have backlog, but Iím getting there. Iíve 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012 (bottle bought from Euston Tap). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, herbal, fruity and a bit salty/earthy notes as well. Flavour s liquorice, mild ashes, coffee along with fruity and floral hops. Nice balance.


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