Arbor Down Deeperer

Formerly brewed at Arbor
Style: Barley Wine
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Cask; Special. Also available bottle conditioned.
A black barley wine

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Erasmus_ro's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2871) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours black. Aroma is dark fruits, vinous, dark chocolate, salty liquorice. Taste is sweet with dark fruits, quite vinous, some roast. Salty liquorice vodka (salmari) finish. Ethanol mixed with salty liquorice comes through strongly. Palate is oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is berries, malty, toffee, caramel, meaty, taste is similar, really rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Deep ambery brown colour, close to black. Small off-white bubbly/foamy head. Aroma is spices, fruits, mild chocolate and some berries. Flavour is chocolate, spices, alcohol, some ripe fruits, berries and mild toasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral. Arme: Lgre odeur dalcool et de crale grille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf torrfi avec une pointe dalcool et de petits fruits. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de caf en arrire got. (Rating #5081)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Smells like an energy drink mixed with honey and some extra sugar thrown into it. Loved this badboy and at 12% but tasting like a 6% beer this really is quite something. The smell is not consistent with the taste, wonderful

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5275) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at home from trafalgar wines.
Dark brown piney and simcoe orange chocolate. Sweet, full bodied, light carbonation, chocolate, cola, rich pinene, touch of orange pith. Could be fermented out further.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Tar-like from aroma to finish, this Black Barley Wine manages to express a few polished flavors such as molasses, roasted cereals, black grapes and coniferous hops for a most heavy sipping experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the darkness.
-The flavor profile lacks complexity for such a huge brew.
-The bubbling is soft and the residual sugar level very high.
-Alcohol burns in the finish, alongside the roasted and coniferous hop bitterness.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Dry malty spicy licorice and caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a dry malty spicy licorice and caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (6184) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
(cask) pours black in colour with a creamy light beige head. aroma of blackberries and tar, slightly perfumed, with a hint of liquorice, raisins and alcohol. flavour is brown sugar, dark chocolate, raisins, oranges and toasted malts, slightly oxidized, with a light sweetness and some alcohol in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McNeillR (2301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2013
Flat dark pour with an auburn laced glint, white-ish head. Sack of trail mix nose - sultanas and walnuts. Big sweetness on the initial taste, sticky hop with first class burnt sugar. Dark liquorice maltyness, very smooth and encompassing mouthfeel for a Barleywine - possible the most impressive slant of this beer. Not overly sweet, not overly empowering booze on the finish. The beer runs countless yards to get to this mark and doesnt stumble on the finish.
Really wish Id had this off keg at The Bat post MTB.

Bottle, Marksman Tasting, Great Grog, Edinburgh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 19, 2013
Botella. Dark brown colour. Sweet malty caramel fruity like and roasty like aroma. Good mouthfeel. sweet malty fruity caramel roasty flavour, bit sice, alco warming. Good medium bitterness. sweet fruity roasty caramel finish. Nice indeed.

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