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Arbor Oyster Stout

Brewed by Arbor
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cantabrian (880) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (525) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1038) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leebotton (236) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, taste is similar, roasted, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black tan head. Aroma is chocolate taste is sweet choc some coffee good bitter finish. Nice body. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours black with a large lasting light tan head. Nose shows roasted barley, cocoa, soft roasted coffee, a little bready malt. Appetizing. Lovely roasted barley as a flavour, with toasty notes too. Sweetens up a little later on but theres also a faint acidity, presumably from the roasted grains Carbonation is too aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4094) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, notes of cocoa, coffee and grainy coffee surrogate, a salty touch, hints of liquorice. Taste is dry and minimally tart, roasty dark malty, slightly salty, subtle chocolately sweetness, some cocoa and coffee; soft palate, smooth carbonation. Wonderful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6314) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle @ DØE Sommerfest. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, oat, chocolate, light coffee. Flavor is malts, coffee, oat, chocolate, light salty. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 200814

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8335) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach bitterer Schokolade, Röstmalz, etwas Kaffee. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, röstmalzig, leicht fruchtig, holzig, Vanille.

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