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


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Cask, keg and bottled Occasional; Freestyle Fridays #21

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Black colour with a small brown head. Smells chocolate, sweet, roasty and coffee. Tastes roasty, chocolate, swet, vanilla and liquorice. Silky feel, full body and soft carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4728) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG’13 Grand Tasting @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Thanks for sharing chriso/Boudicca: Medium to what smaller sized brown dark beige foamy hea that changes into some bubbles on top of a really black colored beer. Aroma is mix of mealy with roast, cream, chalk, barley roast, cacoa, chococlate and soya. Flavours are a mix of roast, coffee, barley roast, good bitter, creamy, some liquorice and dark chocolate. Round and dark! Aftertaste is a mix of coffee, roast, barley roast, bitter, some dark chocolate and cream. Really good. Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Smooth, dark and balanced!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4072) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
(bottle) pours black in colour with a small creamy beige head. aroma of brown sugar, light toffee and toasted malts, with a hint of milk chocolate and honey. flavour is heavy alcohol, more honey and brown sugar, raisins, ash and a light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1381) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2013
Mooi donker bier met donkere kraag. Ruikt, chocolade, koffie, caramel. Smaakt, koffie, chocolade. Goede smaak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to chriso & Boudicca. A Freestyle Fridays brew – a beer brewed with left-over ingredients from the week. Black with mocha bubbles on the sides. Nose is very sweet creamy mocha, vanilla, cold coffee, very nice. Taste is sweet mocha, brown sugar, touch liquorish, some bitter roast, chocolate & cacao, light herbs in the finish, very dry, almost hint of ash. Creamy body, mmm very nice, great leftovers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1527) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a tan head. Smells like coffee and roasty. Good strong coffeee taste. Low on carbo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4921) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
50cl Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cream, earth. Flavour is hard roasted malts, cream, earthy hops, chocolate, nice roasted and earthy bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (919) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours pitch back with almost no head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, molasses and "drop". Taste is heavy roasted malts, some cacoa and coffee and slightly fruity. Lingering coffee in the bitter aftertaste. Some alcohol as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolat, mocha, fruity yeast. Taste is sweet with biscuity malts, bit grainy. Very bitter palate. Reminds me of the Kernel Imperial Brown Stout, which is one of my favorites. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1982) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Pours very dark brown opaque, thin off white/tan head. Nose is engine oil, dirt, earthy, Marmite yeast extract, dark fruit, prune, raisin, burnt sugar, caramel. Taste is very dark chocolate, black coffee, caramel, burnt sugar, earthiness, Marmite tanginess, very salty, very subtle dark fruit and prune, some dry hop bitterness. Sweet, salty and bitter and quite hoppy.

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