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Arran Clyde Puffer

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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4801) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2499) - 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 - wouldnít call it a stout but itís as good aa Iíve had from Arran.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2277) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3780) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (934) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2013
500ml bottle as a gift from the brewery shop:
Roasted malts and a bit of oats in there initially, along with some sweetness and toffee. It smells quite lively on the nose and has some chocolate as well as hints of fruit and berries too.
Dark brown with a thumb-sized, bubbly head that is an off-white to light brown colour and holds for about a minute or so.
Sweet malts and oats with more chocolate and caramel than was suggested by the aroma. Creamy tasting around the middle to end with some good hits of chocolate and toffee plus some fruits coming through. A nice beer but not one that seems overly stout like in its taste.
Light medium bodied but strong and very lively carbonation with a lot of fizz, particularly for the style but doesnít seem gassy, whilst somehow makes the beer an easy one to drink.

Not a bad beer at all and not your typical stout either, this one was definitely more lively although the usual mix of roasted malts and chocolate was present but there was also a nice, fruity taste lurking in the background.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5260) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark ruby, small tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty, toffee. Taste is soft,light roast and burn,moderate sweet, shy dry end.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle Booths Penrith. Sweet medium roast aroma, not the deep black it claims to be, more a ruby black colour. Nice fizz midway, reasonable body, maybe a touch one dimensional, but as a fan of oatmeal stouts, this is fine enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 12, 2013
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh [300413]
Dark caramel brown, dense off white head, some lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, touch ashy, dab of burnt toasted bread
Taste of roasted malt, dab of plain chocolate, some dark berry fruits on sides of tongue, bit restricted in flavour but the fruits come out in the finish
Palate - thin to medium body. Finish as main flavour with red berries dunked in plain chocolate
Overall - Not really a stout to me - more a light porter/premium bitter/dark lager hybrid - mishmash of styles. Itís meant to be an oatmeal stout....???. Itís not bad, itís actually the best beer iíve had from this brewery - the finish is flavoursome but itís rather flat in the middle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (183) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from Douglas Hotel on Arran. Pours really dark ruby with small head. Smells and tastes roasty with fruitiness making an appearance as the beer warms in the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Live rate. Bottle from Boothís, Kendal. Dark ruby with a honeycombed tan head subsiding to a slick. Good chocolatey, well-toasted aroma scattered with rust and reminiscent of a black Czech/German lager. Rusted, sweet chocolate, digestive and iron filing flavours with a dunk of Twiglet. Thin bodied for a stout- again more of a dark lager vibe. Black cherry hints as it approches room temperature. It didnít make it. Pretty good.


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