LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best beer we found after 8 days in Scotland.Even good as bottled, but (of course) best from the tap.Not as heavy as the description, but quite a mouthful.
Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Red, normal head. Woody, slightly burnt flavour. Spicey, peppery flavour. Nice bitterness in the finish. Truely a great brew.
rauchbier (3395) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned. Chestnut brown, good head and condition. Big fruity hops, pine cones and caramel in the nose, well balanced toffee malt and peppery hop in the mouth and a long lingering hop finish that becomes earthy with a chalky dryness at the end. Tried it in bottle and found it an entirely different beer, with roast barley being more apparent and much more bitterness in the finish. Rating is for cask.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@Charlies. Dark ruby with small fine offwhite head. Fruity notes in the aroma. Smooth. Fresh in the initially taste and then the aftertaste kicks in. Rosted, bitter and wood
mr_h (1454) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by handpump for Battle of the Brewers at Last Post, Paisley (28 Jan 12) - clear amber ale, small off-white head, no real distinctive flavour, but hint of caramel, toffee and fruit, clean finish, nice
Rastacouere (6045) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick 1-inch foam covers the clear light orange to brown gown. Immediately very fruity (figs and oranges among others) maltiness rapidly shows toffee-like foundations. Toasty, bready and sweet malt flavours all through. Well balanced and pleasant on the palate thanks to its restriction. Feels like a fresh and not too fat strawberry waffle. Fresh enough for the sweetness to be easily bearable.
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this along with the blonde in a hotel in Brodick on Arran.The brewery had just been opened and my friend and I went on a bit of a session on the two ales. The dark as the name suggests is a deep ruby colour with a typically scottish dark malty taste. Unusually it is resonably well hopped giving a lovely fragrence and after taste. Well worth a try.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned. Copper coloured. Spicy, roasty aroma. Medium bodied. Salty and peaty with bitter finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really liked this. Caramelly malt, peaty, salty, with some floral hops on the finish, really well balanced, lots of flavour and entirley skullable. Good stuff. (Cask-GBBF 03')
AshtonMcCobb (1456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ghillie Dhu. Pours dark amber to black with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has honey nut cornflakes. The taste has more of the same and a nutty note too. The palate is medium with a creamy structure and a reasonably elegant finish. Overall, the best Arran beer I’ve had.