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Arran Dark (Bottle)

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Brewed by Arran
Style: Bitter
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in filtered and pasteurised bottle.
Nose: Rich aroma of malt and hops with ripe fruit
Palate: Velvety texture, full malt with a deep bittersweet finish
Comments: A traditional smooth drinking Scottish heavy beer


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (604) - SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from Aldi a amber brown beer with malty aroma flavour is dark fruits malts sweet carmel on the finish very pleasant

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Golden brown with a small-sized beige head. Nice dark caramel nose. Hint of nuts, tinned fruits and leafy hops. Chalky texture. Light to medium full. Soft caramelly malt flavor, with toasted and nutty tones. A mild tart berry-like fruitiness underneath. Mildly hopped. Sourish, light astringent malt finish. A bit strange, but drinks very good. [Sampled at the brewery, 01.09.13]

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head, medium dense with good lasting and moderate lacing. aroma is floral hops with light toasted ad caramel notes. Flavor is bittery and dry at the beginning, with mild notes of caramel and toasted malts, mild hoppyness. The final is moderate bittery and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Metallic aromas, roasted malt. Taste has a roasted and chocolaty bitterness, and a light toffee sweetness. Quite light bodied, a little thin. Finishes abruptly. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Dark red beer with a fruity, malty aroma. Flavour is malt and a bitter caramel flavour with a light, fruity edge. Finish is almost smokey with the caramel. Could do with a bit more body but it’s pleasant enough.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doradobotella (92) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2013
Apariencia: Color marrón ambarino con una capa de espuma fina pero duradera. Aroma: Maltoso con toques a chocolate. Sabor: Suave y agradable, recuerda a chocolate con leche y frutos secos, el final es ligeramente amargo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Deep chesnut brown. Aroma: roasted malts, milk chocolate, butterscotch, toast. Taste: more roasted malts, butterscotch, raisins. Nice beer - shame about the disappointingly thin body and slightly odd sharp/sour finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Graham77 (231) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a reddish brown colour. Very thin and watery on the palate. Reasonable ale but i am in no hurry to try again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
Very nice bitter. Medium bodied and interesting flavour that is multi-dimensional. Lots of hops - citrus and floral notes. Quite smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
From bottle, pours a dark amber colour. Malt and red berries on the nose. Sweet caramel malts dominate the flavour leading to a pleasant bitter tickle. Solid performer and a safe pair of hands.


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