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


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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evannell (1438) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 4, 2017
W zapachu z początku troszkę umami, sosu sojowego, kawa, czekolada. Potem te te sosy znikają, pojawia się klon. W smaku jest słodko. W zasadzie podobnie do zapachu, z tym, że na finiszu w nosie zaczyna być wyczuwalne coś w rodzaju Blue Cheese, który po spaleniu papierosa znika w cholerę i zostaje już tylko syrop, kawa, czekolada, bla bla. Troszkę intrygujące. W każdym razie piwo fajne. Bardzo dużo ciała.

LiddHillDrummer (19) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 pitch black colour. sharp spicy aroma. notes of dark treacle, dark dark complex malt aroma, burnt caramel, liquorice and a hint of coffee. mouthfeel is ridiculously smooth for such a high ABV! low carbonation Sweet, sticky, bitter, strong zing from the alcohol. deep dark strong rich complex malt flavours. treacle, maple, burnt sugar, coffee, liquorice. All these strong dark bitter flavours are balanced so fantastically well with just, just enough sweetness. exceptional beer!

lokis333 (597) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Pitch black colour with very small almost non-existent brown foam. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted chocolate and black malts as well as this intricate hit of tree sap woody herbal touch that in a way is in fact very similar to maple syrup. Palate, full body with smooth but sticky mouth coating texture leaving slightly warming sweet finish. Taste, sweet of this Canadian maple syrup whiskey I tried once just this time with notes of dark chocolate and very nice smooth sweet but boozy touch! Overall, a fantastic brew, smooth, soft and warming!Really nice beer almost like a strong chocolate and maple dessert!

MarcRBrown1980beerboy (2) - Rugby, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017 does not count
Wow! Was not expecting such a beautiful beer. Best I’ve had from Arbor. Doesn’t appear the thickest but mouthfeel is great. Maple and sweet chewy toffee character with some smoke and liquorice coming through. An absolute delight

kungfupapa (1) - - NOV 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 enfin concurrente de la porter 1750 de chez kees. ronde puissante longue en bouche.. vin. chocolat caramel café

mike_77 (7146) - 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.

Nocturne (1992) - 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.

Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Cask at the Bow Bar. Pours black, Maple syrup on nose, sweet rich maple chocolate taste.

olliejobbins (1577) - 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.

IluvatarMilan (309) - 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

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