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Arran Clyde Puffer

Brewed by Arran
Style: Stout
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & Bottled, Filtered; Regular.
A stout with a deep black colour. Sweet and mellow with a low hop taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
500ml Bottle brought back from Scotland by my friend AZ - thank you!!! Deep but clear and bright brick red with a large lasting creamy/foamy tan head. Smells like a light Scottish Ale with some light floral/herbal bitterness; toasty toffee sweetness, no alcohol of note. Taste - follows, but some decided metallic sourness ... perhaps a slightly old bottle? Note too off-putting, would be very nice fresh, on cask I think - maybe a hint of peat? Light body, solid cabonation, a little acidic (oh well) and quick-finishing ... maybe a little syrupy, but thin. If I ever see it again I will revisit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3604) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Some roasted malts in the aroma. Flavour is not particularly intense but there’s slightly smokey, dark roasted malt taste in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours black, aroma of chocolate and liquorice, taste is similar, coffee, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Booth’s. Mahogany with a cream head. Some toasty notes along with red fruits and some coffee. Quite smooth but a bit thin. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (389) - Tasmania, - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark red colour with a dissipating off-white head. Malty nose with toasted and caramel notes. Flavour has some malt depth, with some roast malt notes. Body is fairly thin, there is some nice hopping but it’s lacking other stout qualities. Still good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (258) - Køge, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle @ home. Appearance: pours red/brown with thin off-white head, with some lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, oat and hint of chocolate and berries. Palate: low carbonation, medium body, notable sweetness, medium duration and a slightly oily texture. Overall: ok, but not what you might expect from a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Clear dark ruby brown. Low tanned head. Soft creamed caramel aroma. Hint of red berries and chocolate. Medium full. Taste is sweet creamed caramel with mild rounded roastiness. Faint chocolate and light earthy-bitter ending. [Sampled at the brewery, 01.09.13]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
On cask at the White Lady. Appearance - nearly opaque black with some toffee coloured chinks around the glass. Nose - a little elusive but some molasses. Taste - more molasses plus honeycomb. Then liquorice to the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a pleasant drying finish. Overall - wouldn’t call it a stout but it’s as good aa I’ve had from Arran.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2813) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Ripon. This very dark brown beer has ruby red highlights. It has a sour red fruit and chocolate flavour, light woody notes and slight tartness and spicy fruit on the finish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (5111) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from Booths. Sweetened stout with plenty of roasted malts in the nose, but not overdone. Darker reddish-brown in colour with a frothy head.

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