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


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Cask and bottled. ABV Varies between 11 - 12.8% per batch
We celebrated the brewery’s fifth birthday last week. We decided to celebrate this by making an imperial stout, brewed with maple syrup (well Namaya is a Canuck, eh!) and of course a massive amount of hops. Most of this should be going into bottles, with the odd cask appearing in the usual spots and one or two laid down to age.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (6342) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
@Indyman - Black with coffee-esque head. Rich, sweet aroma with slight boozy background. Really thick and oily. Maple syrup sweetness and perhaps some sweet Bourbon-like qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1973) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Beagle, Chorlton. Black with a compact brown head. Aroma showcases some great creamy vanilla and maple notes. Taste is very sweet. Now I have a sweet tooth but this is pure diabeetus juice. It’s a shame because there’s a wealth of great flavours to be found, with dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla joined by a hint of maple. Curtail the sweetness and this isn’t far off being something special. Drinks well for the strength with just the slightest heat. Frustratingly delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (12718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Cask at the Bow Bar. Pours black, Maple syrup on nose, sweet rich maple chocolate taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Catching up on Leicester beer festival ratings. probably my favourite from the festival. poured opaque black with thin head. aroma was of toffee, plums, coffee and dark choc. really nice taste too. super smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Cask at Euston Tap. Beautiful thick oily black body with dense brown head. Aroma is less powerful than the taste but still rewarding in chocolate, coffee and raisin notes. Taste is rich and creamy, the typical imp stout palette served extraordinarily dense. Maybe a tad too alcoholic, still an opulent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjsint (2879) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Black with a milk chocolate head. Flowery liquor aroma cut with strong overtones of chocolate and toffee. Alcohol dominates taste (no surprise there!) but subdued by coffee and salted caramel notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11574) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Cask at the Euston tap. Viscous black caramel colour. Thin tan head. Good legs. Nose is fudge some treacle and higher alcohols. Flavour is sweet toffee boozy oak and alcohol. Melts on the tongue. Big barley wine sort of thing going on with some Belgian yeast influence. I enjoyed it even on a hot humid summers night. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from Grape n Grind, Bristol. Very sweet nose with just a hint of hoppy freshness in it - mainly maple syrup and muscovado sugar. Pours sump oil black with no head or life at all. Flavour is rich, sweet and oily with tons of caramel and vanilla but this develops a bitterness as you sup that lingers into the finish. Lots of depth here and a very fine imperial stout, if a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2013
[keg, The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Black, heavy. Huge thick marzipan and raisin nose. Alcohol, prunes. Oily and viscous. Interesting. Only realised afterwards the sweetness I thought was marzipan must have been the maple syrup. A great imperial stout though, despite my flavour muddles [25042013]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (10451) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Cask, Leicester Fest 13. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and winter fruit with earthy notes and dates. Berries with fig juice anf marzipan. Flavours are figs with spices. Dark chocolate with pepper and coffee. Brandy with a dry, woody finish. Rated on the fly - very good.

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