Brewed by Arbor
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask; Special - Freestyle Fridays #2. Also available bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from My Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, 11.02.12 consumed Sunday 12th February 2012 Pours dark brown with filmy beige head. bitter and roasty, slightly gritty mouthfeel, quite hoppy with the alcohol also noticeable, slight spirit like character. Dark fruitiness, in fact quite tart. Its very pleasant. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Arbor Freestyle Fridays #2 Approved Stout ].
Clear dark brown black colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, dusty, wood, smoke. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, middel flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, peat, chocolatem cold coffee, chimney soot, chlorine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat flat. [20120112]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen. Named "Freestyle Fridays #2 Approved Stout". This is possibly the sweetest stout I’ve ever tasted. Like melted coffee ice cream. Coffee notes and sugar dominate the palette. It has a luxurious mouthfeel, but doesn’t have the depth of flavor to make this truly elite. A little more bitterness would be appreciated. Still, this is quite worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 21/11/2011. Opaque black with a touch of a tan head. Big dark chocolate and roast malts aroma. Flavour had more chocolate, some sweetish dark fruits and a toasty finish with warming alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Cask at CP&K (under the name of Arbor Freestyle Fridays #2 Approved). It pours opaque black, with a thin dark tan head. The nose is smoke, salted liquorice, hay, roasted malt and ash. The taste is salted liquorice, varnish, roasted malt, dark cherry, tar, salted caramel, smoke, ash and alcohol warmth. Full body and fine carbonation. Tasty and full in flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Cask handpull at Craft Beer Co. Pitch black. No real head. Its got some very decent roasted and juicy malts. Bit of carbonation. Some blackcurrant edge on the finish. Tasty. I will give you that. Grew on me. Dark choc. Pretty good. I liked it.

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