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Arbor Oyster Stout

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Stout
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to oyster stouts - some believe that they should be served cold and go well with a plate of oysters. We believe that a proper oyster stout should be made with oysters. We’ve used six different grains, including oats, wheat and roasted barley, and Fuggles hops for that traditional stout character. We’ve then added whole oysters, shells and all, during the last fifteen minutes of the boil. The result is a smooth chocolatey stout that leaves you wanting more.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate, slight citrus and grass. Pours black with a small but lasting light brown head, good balance coffee, chocolate, with a medium finish of bitterness, medium sticky bodied, very enjoyable lower alcohol stout, easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (339) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Gravity at The Liverpool Beer Festival. Black colour with a mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a little smokiness and dark fruits. Taste again of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice and a hint of smokiness and oyster. Light bodied but watery texture. A roasted, chocolate finish. Tasty stout but a little thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark caramel / black coloured pour with a lasting thin cream coloured head. Aroma is roasty malts, coco, little dark choc, mineral. Flavour is composed of medium roast, mineral, dry coco. Palate is slightly milky, decent cask condition.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (364) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Cask @ Blackfriars Glasgow pours a dark brown with beige head Aroma is sweet grain with mocha Taste is sweetish with chocolate tones ok beer

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2015
(cask) black colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of leather and toasted malts, with some notes of salt water, rose pettles and earth. flavour is mostly paint and toasted malts, quite ashy, with lots of charcoal, tar and burnt chicken. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cantabrian (915) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 I just love an Oyster Stout. And this Arbor one seems to be just… well,…perfect! Right, the beer is onyx black, very black, with a nice brown head, not as creamy as to get a maximum score, but bubbly and nice, still a pretty amazing appearance. Rich aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, a cherry bonbon and some suggestion of the brine. The saltiness is evident on the perfect flavour, complex, sweet with the most glorious dark chocolate, bitter from the roasted malts, salty, from a fresh tidal pool and that soy sauce/vegemite touch that recalls a bit of the Foreign Stouts… It has got a great body and an awfully nice chalkiness to it and just the right amount of carbonation to make the experience even more exciting. I just profoundly regret that I did not buy more bottles of it. Perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (693) - - NOV 1, 2014
Mild chocolatey aroma. Sweet and fresh. Gorgeous cream colored frothy head. Bitter tasting with a fresh and slightly peppery aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1557) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Pint bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. I really like this beer!! Pretty much black with deep tan head, and good lacing. Aroma has dark rich malt, but also a decent hopiness. The taste also has the roasted malts you’d expect but with a real depth that i guess comes from the oysters.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leebotton (286) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Grainy dark chocolate aroma. Deep dark brown with a tan head. Oily texture but not massively viscous. The slight burnt flavours come through with chocolate and a bit of, I dunno, wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, taste is similar, roasted, sweet.


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