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


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Dark amber with a thin off white head. Malt and grassy hop and nose. Watery malts and not much else. Apart from the name I can’t see what’s so dark about it?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Botlle from David Peckhams. Clear red brown with a rim of off white bubbles. Thin off malt aroma. Even thinner off malt flavour. Sour and milky. Pretty poor to be honest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5723) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought at Peckham’s, Glasgow. ABV is 4.3%. Copper coloured beer, moderate off-white head. Nice aroma: nutty, fruity, moderately roasted malts. The flavour is moderately malty and fruity, notes of moderately roasted malts and toffee. Moderate hops. The weird finish is both sourish, soapy and "dusty" at the same time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15041) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle from Peckhams, Glasgow. Russet with thin beige head. Light coffee, milk choc malts on aroma. Bit of odd sourness on aroma and in mouth. Not terribly good to be honest. Decent malts, odd sourness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeverszeuge (636) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2007
copper colour, mid-sized and solid head. raisin and grassy smell. starts bitter and chemically. reminds me of caugh syrup and soap. mid gets even more pharmacologically.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JUL 20, 2007
(bottle) Slightly hazy, dark amber colour with a small foamy off-white layer. Fruit-accented (citrus, red berries), light-sweet and slightly toasted malty aroma with floral, piney hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Toast-malty and fruity taste with caramel and a well-integrated, aromatic hops presence; dry and bitter finish, slightly toasty with resiny hops and a light but balancing malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle, Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor. Sweetish malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2007
Bottle, 50 cl. Beautiful amber/ruby/copper colour with a small off-white head. Fruity, slightly roasted malt aroma, with loads of fresh, spicy, perfumy, herbal hops. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2704) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
[bottle from P.S.] Almost herbal with spicy melanoidins and lemony notes in the nose. Hazy light garnet with wispy white wisps and some lace. Nice spicy melanoidins that balance very well the bittering. Liquorice comes in at the end with some toffee. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a little lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Refreshing hoppy aroma, nice head and color. It’s a dry ale with notes of roasted malt, flower, hops and a hint of caramel and coffee with a citrussy finish. The flavour is however short lived, so the overall impression is watery.

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