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Archerfield Dark Ale

Brewed by Archerfield Fine Ales
Style: Bitter
Haddington, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A malted chestnut toned beer with notes of roasted barley and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from Aldi’s, Inverurie. It pours clear deep brown with a medium off-white head. The aroma is earthy, roasted malt, cherry drops, sweet, sticky and malt loaf. The taste is pretty, dry, charred roast, earthy, leathery, ashy, bitter - sweet, peppery spice, fruit cake and cherry drops with a very dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not sure the balance is there. Fairly basic stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1599) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Purchased this in Aldi’s Salcoats on the 25th September 2016. Poured into chalice glass, clear pale garnet in colour with a thin white head. Fresh zesty pink grapefruit aroma with malty undertones. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts deliver a weak maltloaf base with strong redcurrant fruit apparent. Dry citrus hop present in the short bitter aftertaste which compliments the fruit. Finish is rather thin and lacking in complexity, it is just on the malty side - only just though, with dry woody briar and citrus pith on the palate. Not detecting any chocolate notes in this though and it reminded me of a Black IPA in style?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1460) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Robbies drams ayr a clear reddish brown beer chocolate roasted malt aroma flavour is chestnut dark fruits some chocolate malts smooth fruity finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3494) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from Bacco Wine. Clear chestnut body with a thin beige head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Weak aroma of green apple, stewed tea and orange marmalade. Flavour of nuts, caramel and earth. Thin body with a watery texture. Lively fizz. Quite weak but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours dark brown, light roast nose, taste is quite sweet and thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hirsty (26) - Perth, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Dark ruby colour, head disappears very quickly. Light aroma slight maltiness. Tastes malty chocolate malt, dark crystal, small amount of roasted barley, little mouthfeel. Long cloying sweetness that remains coated to the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4533) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from Jenners, Edinburgh. This is a ruby red-brown beer with sweet malty and red fruity notes, chocolate hints and a slight nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle shared at home - cheers Steven! Pours clear brown with good off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel, toffee - really good nose. Taste follows through, but not entirely. Good carbonation. A well made dark ale, closer to an old fashioned porter than a bitter though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
500ml bottle from Cornelius. Medium reddish brown colour, good head. Oaty chestnut malt aroma. Dry glue malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. An average bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a dark honey colour with a slim but nice head. The nose has an earthiness with a biscuity-toffee note. The taste has more of the toffee biscuits and again there’s a background earthiness. The palate has a medium body and texture and then unfortunately it falls off a cliff somewhat. Overall, the nose was great but overall, it’s just so so - the style is somewhere between a bitter and a Scotch ale.

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