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Breakfast Stout | Arbor Ales

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arbor Ales
England, United Kingdom
arborales.co.uk

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,781
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
pDev:
4.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 3
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap at Arbor Ales, Bristol - Pours jet black with a small tanned head. Medium carbonation.Nice lacing. Aroma - roasted coffee and malt notes. Taste - sweet, smooth, coffee, light malts, light bitter finish. Lovely forward coffee stout.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mick_cooper
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Dreyski
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle 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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Photo of andyasp
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroof1
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mizx
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark, almost no head
Big coffee presence in the smell, almost green
The taste is also about coffee but the cocoa shows itself a bit more
The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a 7.6% abv stout and not that silky despite the oat presence
Overall it's enjoyable but not the best breakfast stout I've had

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7.4%

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Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TGS
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Breakfast Stout from Arbor Ales
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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