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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2006
I’m a freaking idiot! I thought that this beer was going to be an Scottish Ale???? What a surprise that awakened me when I took a big wiff and thought… This smells like a roasty bitter??? Well then I took a sip and thought… if this isn’t a Bitter or mild Pale Ale, then this is the worst attempt at any other style I have ever had. I was happy to read just now that this was indeed a Bitter!

Pours a lovely bronz body and a frothy tan head. The aroma shows prominent suggestions of roasty caramel malts, earthy and woodsy hop verities, and a rather oddly rustic yeast. The flavor begins with a bready, biscuity, fruity, full of roasted barley, hints of peat, a sweetness. Mid palate the hops creeps its way in and shows a presence of a big spicy spruce and cedar chip likeness. A thought of overly ripened plums and dates; to the point of being bruised and soft… beginning to turn… a funkyness, yet it melds nicely with the yeasts, which have a hint of barnyard pastoral-ness. I liked this beer more and more with every sip… and as it warmed, it truly began showing its character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Rich Brown Coloring with White Ring. Rich Malty Aroma. Carbonated, Bitter and Wet...But Dry Malt Ending.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle 05/06/2001 Amber coloured bitter which was very smooth on the palate. Some malt present and quite a sweet finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle: Clear rich copper color with almost no head. Malts and wet grass in the aroma, medium bodied with dull carbonation, watery finish with a strange woddy aftertaste. Yet another over-priced bottled English beer that I will never buy again

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with a big off-white head. Malty, hoppy, barnyard aroma and a light smoked, hoppy, perfumed, wood taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Headless, but with a nice reddish brown color, it’s got a rich toffee aroma with that Scottish peat smokiness and a soft-but-appreciable herbal hopping to it. A bit thin, it’s got a solid, peaty malt flavor with a nice bitter finish. I could see drinking pints of this all night long.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Distinct smoky aroma. Strong malt profile with toffee and dried fruit notes. Decently hopped-up as well. Smoke and peat flavors as well. A little thin on the palate, but all in all a very good bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (23500) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled. Clear red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, pine needles and hops with roasted notes and notes of dish washer. Roasted flavour with notes of dish washer and pine needles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2005
Supping on it right now, and it is fantastic! The taste is there but it lacks something, if it was a piece of music it would need more bass, however it is still a fantastic beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Getting better with this beer from the Brewery. Really Dark for being a bttled Ale, I like dark ones, but it was nice to taste, it was more than a strong Ale.


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