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Arbor Oyster Stout

Brewed by Arbor
Style: Stout
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - 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 (5855) - 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 (7150) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1129) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
(bottle 20/08-2014) low brown head, black color, roasted aroma and taste, fit body, medium co2, rather long roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Black with a dense tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted barley, brine, iodine. Carbonation is quite lively. Fairly rich with mocha, roasted and briny flavours. A bit of prune in there too. Rather dry and moderately bitter at the end. Tidy and satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
Black body with dark tan head. Dark chocolate on the nose with a touch of brine. Similar in the taste, fairly smooth, coffee coming through as well. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1356) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Black color with a beige head. Smells and tastes coffee, roastes malts, sweet, some chocolat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3967) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a medium sized beige to lightbrown head. Smells earth, ash, coal, roasty. Tastes sweetish, hint of liquorice, roasty, slightly earthy. Thin to medium body, nice crisp carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Opaque black color, full sized quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, lightly roasted malts, lightly earthy. Taste is about the same with malts, roasted malts, lightly caramel, a bit earthy, decently bitter, a hint of toffee. Medium body and carbonation. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (194) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle, tasting at Cool Wine. Black with a tan head. Roasted malts, light coffee. Slightly burnt/acidic flavour, nice bitterness. A bit rough, would be nice to try this on cask.

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