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Arran Dark (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Rich in aroma of malt hops, with ripe fruit. Full malt with a deep bitter finish. A traditional style ‘Scottish Heavy’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (969) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear deep amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of maltloaf, nuts, some caramel, slight toasty malts and earthy hops. Taste is similar of maltloaf, caramel, nuts, toasty malts, some twigs, subtle raisin and earthy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, toffee like finish with subtle toasty bitterness. A malty bitter with subtle fruit flavours and toasty bitterness, good body too. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear amber with a bubbly off-white head. Aromas of malt, light acetic note. Taste is more astringent malt. Nutty finish, thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, light roast malts, taste is sweet toffee, floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (304) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Always a lovely pint this. Nice dark ruby red with white head and lacing. Malty and chocolate Smooth all the way down. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (5220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at the Olde Mitre; clear dark amber pour with a frothy beige head, roast malt aroma, taste has roast malts, a hint of coffee and dark fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (6248) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Smooth malty beginning. Fresh, smooth, easy to drink. Fresh malty and not too sweet in the mainpart. Hints of roast, smooth fresh. The aftertaste is fresh, malty-hoppy, floral hints, hints of roast. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Cask at Clockwork. It pours deep amber with a medium beige head. The nose is brown bread, earth, nut, dried berry, toast and malt loaf. The taste is earth, brown bread, toast, dried fruit, berry, light caramel, fruity tartness and fruit cake with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A superior dark ale. Rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Slightly hazy brown with a thick creamy head. Has a roasted, almost burnt aroma with a mild nutty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14327) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Cask avec full Scootish breakfast at the Archibald Simpson, ABZ, 21/06/14. Chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering that retains. Nose is malt based, light tobacco, earthy cocoa leangings, biscuit. Taste comprises brown bread, dark malt, cocoa rub, dark fruit tones, raisens. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mellow bitter trace in the close. Decent enough fayre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at jdw Aberdeen. Chestnut brown / copper coloured pour with a stodgy speckled cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts with touch of caramel woody twigs and some dried fruits. Flavour follows with some raisin, nutty malts, twigs and berry notes. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet and moderately low carbonation. Drinks pretty well.

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