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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Rich in aroma of malt hops, with ripe fruit. Full malt with a deep bitter finish. A traditional style ‘Scottish Heavy’.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3119) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of heavy malt and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, well balanced and the gem in the Arran portfolio.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (722) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Pint at Clockwork in the South side of Glasgow. Quite a dark brown. Some head, but not much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3580) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6321) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2006
Tap@Clockwork. Copper brown color, good off-white creamy head. Slightly toasted butterscotch and mild hops in the nose. Chocolaty, roasted malty flavor - some in the aftertaste. Some sweetness there too. Solid example of Scottish style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1821) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Good amber brown colour with a good white head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma, with a hint of orange. Malts dominate the initial taste and again the citrus and orange combination work well in the aftertaste. A very nice beer, ideal summer drink for a person that prefers a darker beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. Enjoyable, much hoppier than the usual Scottish 80/- style beers. Not dark so much as amber. Fruit and spice flavours along with the hop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
Cask handpull at Oran-Mor, Glasgow. Very drinkable, decent dark malts, reasonably light in the malts though. Nice though, some choc/coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Deep ambery brown colour with small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hop along with dark dry fruits and caramel malts. Flavour is caramel malts, dark dry fruits, some hoppyness as well as some toffee.


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