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

bottled
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled conditioned.
A lot of thought has gone into this beer - we’ve been working on the recipe for well over a year! So, it started out as an Imperial Stout. How about a few oats? How about a hell of a lot of oats?! Some smoked malt maybe - just a little. All good so far. A few specialty German grains should round off the mash quite nicely. Then onto the boil. With our very own coffee roaster here in Bristol, it seemed a shame not to use them. We played around with a few samples from Brian Wogan Coffee and finally settled on some freshly roasted Brazilian Santos beans. Awesome coffee! Just needed something a bit chocolaty to finish it off. How about some chocolate? How about some organic raw cacao nibs?! Job done. Just a long slow fermenation and conditioning period and the result is outstanding.

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3.8
creppyiceman (1092) - POLAND - NOV 26, 2017
(bottle)
Aroma: sweet coffee, oatmeal, chocolate.
Appearance: black color, small dense head.
Taste: very sweet, flavour of milk chocolate, sweet coffee and oatmeal,
Palate: medium body, low carbonation,
Overall: NIce one, bit too sweet to my taste tho.

4.4
LiddHillDrummer (19) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 absolutely gorgeous stout! masses of coffee and cocoa aroma with huge roasted malt notes. deep dark and delicious flavour, lactose sweet but espresso bitter balanced with beautiful dark chocolate notes from the cocoa nibs. long lingering finish and smooth as silk mouthfeel! beautiful!

4.1
LazyPyro (1663) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
568ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a stable tan head. Tons of coffee on the nose, dark chocolate, roast malts. Taste is similarly strong on the coffee and sweet dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits, lactose, bitter roasted malts on the finish. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. An excellent stout.

3.5
Tinaccio (514) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 2, 2017
568 ml bottle sourced from a colleague in London! Thank you dear! It pours black, with a medium, intense, beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, red berries, notes of vanilla, lactose. Taste is medium sweet. Body is medium to full, carbonation is flat. Overall not bad but I was expecting something more in taste...

3.9
evannell (1434) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Chciałbym porównać do "Turbo Geezera"; może się jakoś uda. W aromacie głównie palona kawa i bardzo gorzka czekolada. Strych.Gdzieś spod spodu wyłazi alkohol, fajnie oczywiście. W smaku dochodzi lekka kwaskowatość. Piwo wydaje się być lekko wodniste, ale to nie przeszkadza. Na pewno jak na swoje ABV jest cholernie pijalne. Nie umiem znaleźć tego owsa tutaj, tzn na pewno nie umiem znaleźć tej ogromnej ilości.

4
mudfly (90) - - JUL 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2017 Bottiglia 50cl, nera opaca con schiuma fine color nocciola. Malto tostato, caffè, cioccolato, corpo medio solido, una stout interessantissima.

3.9
hohops (1112) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
Appearance- pretty much black, opaque, a small beige head which quickly disappears. Aroma- lots of milk chocolate, rich coffee, toffee, fudge cake, cocoa powder, hints of vanilla, chocolate malt. Taste- lots of milk chocolate, cocoa powder, mixed with dusty roast coffee, chocolate fudge cake, roasted dark malt, sweet malt comes through towards the finish. Mouthfeel is full, the oat presence is very noticeable. Bittersweet moreish finish. Very good.

3.7
CacheManyHose (770) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2017
Pours an opaque brown-black with almost no head - tiny bit of tan fizz that fades. Lots of dark roast coffee, baking chocolate, biscuity sweet lightly syrupy lactose. Warming booze. Body has very dark roast acidity and light chocolate sweetness, but also a chalkiness/bicarbonate, faintly grassy with a boozy bite.

3.6
HKdIPA (851) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle from Brewcraft at home with shakshuka for lunch. Dark black pour, fine tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted chocolate with some dark booziness. Taste is quite bitter raw chocolate with some coffee and booze. Palate a bit chalky unfortunately. Otherwise a very solid breakfast stout.

3.8
Nisse666 (8075) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from Beer Gonzo cons 2017-06-18 Uddingston
AR: coffe, hard roasted malt, pumpernickel bread
AP: dark brown, stouty cream brown lid
F: caramel, dark coffey with nice milk, bakers chocolate


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