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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, dark roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate, alcohol, licorice, salt licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39085) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Bottle at Papsř. 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 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
24th November 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, residual tan head. Smooth palate with no real carbonation. Semi sweet dark malts, smooth rich coffee. Trace of red berry fruits. Semi dry smooth finish. Really well joined up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle at home ... dark malts ... thin tan lacing ... soft deep chocolate roast ... dark malts ... rich nose ... sweet roast ... dark malts ... big chocolate ... quite a meaty roast ... little bitter in linger ... really nice up front but not sure the linger works for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18057) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to some dude, I’m sure. Pours oily, black-brown with a brown foam head. Sweet chocolate nose, moderate roast present. Big sweet flavor with dirty and earthy bitterness, some bittersweet cocoa, dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with earthy bitterness, bitter bakcing cocoa. Good stuff. Nice bitterness balances the dark sugars.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (16899) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pitch black beer with an ok brownish head. Roasted caramel aroma, vanilla, chocolate, creamy, cocoa powder, licorice notes, hazelnuts, toffee, coffee, cookie dough, raisins, soot, some alcohol, some prunes. Roasted cocoa powder flavor, raisins, prunes, vanilla, warming alcohol, salty, soot, coffee notes, creamy, chocolate, some woody notes. Full bodied. Very nice roasted finish with prunes, soot, tar, chocolate and some bitterness. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15950) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to? sorry didnt note down, 30/12/12. Mid black with a thin dirty tan head that escapes to the edge. Nose is roast malt, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruits, liqourice. Taste follows. Full bodied with soft carbonation leading to a roasty finish.

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