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

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2008
ambrata schiuma non molta mediamente persistente sentori erbaceiterrosi maltati tostati floreali erbacei luppolo poco in bocca buon malto tostato leggero caramello una lieve nota dolce un luppolo presente ma non molto aromatico e marcato

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
Hazy amber with tiny off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with herbal notes. Sweet flavor with herbal and caramel notes. Ends sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy orange with a lacing off-white head. Apple citric aroma. Light alcohol aroma bite. Woody and dry malt flavour. Growing bitterness into the finish. Dry and towards woody flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle. [Courtesy of BelJohansen, thanks buddy] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Cloudy amber colour. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of fruit, grain, caramel, hint of floral and ask like notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated bitter flavour with good counter sweetness. Somewhat herbal and hoppy like dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle. Light unclear light to medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, hay, light to moderate hoppy, grass, pine needle, orange, peat - smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to lively, finish feel is light metallic. (010408)

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Misleading aroma. Molasses and.... wheat. Tastes like... flat soda? Water? I canít taste anything. Sad. Very sad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JAN 28, 2008
Bottiglia da 50cl allíExultate, con una pizza fantastica (mozzarella, funghi, birra, crema di tartufi); versa color rubino limpida con poca schiuma. Aroma fragrante, ben bilanciato, sapore delicato con un buon finale di luppolo convincente anche se non aggressivo, che pulisce la bocca alla perfezione. Merita.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
25-Dec-07 (500-ml bottle, Best Before Jan-08: Purchased 23-Dec-07 for $4.99 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) Letís start with the positives. This beer has a decent flavor: earthy, very nutty, and toasty, finishing with bakerís chocolate and dry, light roastiness. Nothing too exciting, but fairly enjoyable. Similar notes of nuts, chocolate and toast in the nose, but a quick swirl releases toffee as well. Now for the not so positive. On the palate, this beer is thin, to the point of being watery, and nearly flat in regards to the carbonation level. Amber-brown in color and fairly hazy, it pours with just a wisp of heading, with a few large bubbles from my vigorous pouring. Not a bad beer, but when I bought a dark beer from Scotland, I really expected more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1410) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Bottle. At The Flying Barrel, Gothenburg. Brown/red color with a small off-white head. Aroma: Sweet and lightly toasted malt, figs, citrus, yeast and caramel. Flavor: Lightly roasted, light hops, citrus, yeast and sourness. A bit thin and watery, but still not bad. Reminds me a bit of a cask ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. Amber coloured with a slight off-white head. Malty fruit and caramel aroma. Flavour also inclined towards sweetness with a short, bitter finish. Ok, but not memorable.


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