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


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (309) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours a gorgeous russet topped with a firm slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, juicy caramel and the merest hint of earthy spice. tastewise the sweetness of caramel and light chocolate dominates and with a slightly thin body makes the beer insanely drinkable. Gorgeous, gorgeous beer, exactly what a Scottish ale should be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
In bottle. Pours a deep red-brown colour with a lacy head. Grassy, hay aroma with some yeast. Not my favourite. Some malt flavour with grassy hop notes. A bit thin and light for the style I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (1681) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from Cross Stobs Bottle Shop, Barrhead. Chocolate, butterscotch and whisky flavours come through this dark amber ale. Excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anderson01 (232) - Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Shared with poisoneddwarf and brenn79. Aroma was my favorite part of this beer which consist of whiskey and butterscotch. Pours an amber color with a minimal head and bad lacing. This beer starts off with a good caramel palate and finishes with a dissappointing charcoal flavor. Overall the aroma i liked and the flavor dissappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brenn79 (1705) - Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2011
500 ml. bottle-shared with poisoneddwarf and anderson01- Pours somewhat cloudy golden with a dark golden color, aroma is malt and alcohol. The taste is mellow malt and caramel. A little milder than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
poisoneddwarf (1931) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2011
500 ml bottle into tumbler, shared with Brenn79 and Anderson01. Pous deep gold with no head; leaves a collar of big-bubbly white foam. Smells like sweetbread. Taste is sweet and lightly sour with no bitterness. Dry. Carbonation is soft, body is light. How is this a dark beer? I was expecting a black beer. The carbonation goes downhill towards the end. Not very good. I bought it for the cool-looking label. Bad mistake!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2010
[500ml bottle, Arran Brewery shop] Deep amber colour, almost no head to speak of. Aromas of dark, sweet malt ’smells like a nice old pub’ according to my girlfriend. Taste is very bitter, dark chocolate with plenty of malts. Suggested serving is cold, but it improves as it warms and the sweetness comes out on the aftertaste [25082010]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6628) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2010
500. Pours a cloudy burnished dark amber. Loose creamy tan head. Sweet nose. Lots of caramel and some orange blossomy phenols....could conceivably be the hops but seems like no. Creamy medium body with low carb. Toast, caramel, and some yeasty spice and tang. Iced tea finish. Bit of a muddle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
Pours dark red amberwith small fluffy short lived tanned head. Sweetish malty, fruity, salty and dry hoppy aroma. Dry, tart bitter, smokey malty flavor, suprisingly no sweetnes at all. Acidy mouthfeel. Acidy dry tart on palate. Finish is tart dry bitter. Definately an odd flavoured beer; lean and damned tart bitter at same time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (4869) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle. Copper pour, white head. Caramel malt, fruit, and some hops to balance. Not very interesting.

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