Arbor Rainbow In The Dark

Brewed by Arbor
Bristol, England
6.66% Stout | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
An exceptionally dark stout has been created exclusively for The Gryphon in collaboration with Arbor Ales. "Rainbow in the Dark" ale was an idea from The Gryphon’s Landlord, John Ashby, as way of commemorating the one year anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s sad passing. After a discussion with Arbor Ales, who were more than happy to get on board, the creative juices started flowing. After weeks of preparation and combining of fantastic ingredients, this exceptional ale is now available on tap only at The Gryphon. Light floral tones and slight hoppy tang of a paler ale gives way to a thick cocoa and coffee aftertaste. ABV 6.66% This ale is amazing and not to be missed.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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