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


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Cask, keg and bottled Occasional; Freestyle Fridays #21

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6578) - 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 (2374) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), bb 01 Nov 2013, 7 months past bb date
It pours a rather viscous black liquid with barely any head. Aroma of roasted malts and hop resins; nice but mild. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; strong roasted malt flavor, with dark chocolate, light residual sweetness, some ashes, a bit of salty liquorice, and very strong bitterness (some of it from the roastiness).
Solid beer, very good; fresher should be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a small head. Dark chocolate, malty, hoppy and fruity aroma. Strong coffe flavour, tar, vanilla, licorice and a lot of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Bottled. Black coloured. Small off white head. ARoma: Roast, sweetness, caramel, some cocoa. Flavour: cocoa, roast, sweetness, liqourice, light coffee. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a very small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and licorice with notes of hops. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and hops with notes of soy sauce. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is hardroasted dark malty and liqourice. Thick, liqourice and dark chocolate. Light tarish dark lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Bottle, 33 cl, at Papsø, thanx. Massive thick black with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, herbs and lemony hops. Flavor is sweet and bitter with strong licorice accents, fruity and herbal hops. Texture is syrupy, body is full. Long dry finish, full body. Smooth, delicious.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a pitch black with hardly any head at all. Greasy hop aroma - smelly feet and mice - with tons of dried fruit. Rich body, lowish carbonation, heavy roast, ashes and dust and again some dark dried fruit. Bitterish, warming finish. Good apart from the horrible smell. 220413

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2819) - DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Black with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa, grain, roasted malt, fruity and herbal hops in the back. Taste is medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Full body, oily/syrupy texture, near flat carbonation. Light astringent bitter with warming alcohol. Long dry finish with warming alcohol. Good.

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