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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The Stone of Arbroath Abbey takes this one step further! The first modern development in Arbroath was the Abbey which was founded in 1178. As a tribute to the history of Arbroath we barrel fermented 120 gallons of “The Stone of Arbroath” in oak casks and pitched our house Abbey Ale yeast strain.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with creamy off white head, aroma brought big dark fruits, raisin, fig, plums, into a big spicy, yeasty character, touch of banana and clove as well, hints of caramel, pretty intense. Taste is big earth, spice, pepper, slight clove into sweet banana, dark fruits and caramel mix with fig and raisin, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
22oz bottle I picked up by chance a few months back from the brewery. Pours a deep brown with some creamy, beige head. Nose is nice and well balanced, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, some light whiskey, yeasty. Flavor is sweet, lightly tart, caramel, raisin, toffee, some sour mash, a little bread. Medium bodied, lightly sweet finish. I thought this was a really cool take on their solid scotch ale recipe.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Thanks James!!
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish brown.After the head subsides, a cream color film retains.

Aroma: Chocolate, peaty malt.

Taste: Cola, dried dark fruit, Xmas baking spices.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lively fizz.

Overall: A very tasty beer, and the best beer I’ve had from DC Brau. This beer was ready for prime time when I cracked it last month, but I would be interested to see how this develops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Bottled in: 2012. A deep, hazy mahogany pour with a thick and creamy khaki head. An incredibly rich aroma that features lots of caramel, chocolate, coffee, whiskey, an oaky woodsiness, some spiciness, and plenty of juicy berries, plums, & ripe cherries in the background. Goes down full-bodied and just a tad sticky. Caramel, chocolate cake, and a rich breadiness upfront taste-wise. Whiskey in the middle. Some roasted coffee and oaky qualities at the end. Estery berry notes, some spiciness, and a fair amount of warming alcohol all the way through.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (947) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from the brewery, 06/24/2012. Deep brown pour, one-finger head fades to a beige crema, fine sticky lacing. Chocolate caramel toffee aroma, subtle fruity sweetness, lightly peated whiskey notes. Taste has sweet dark caramel, preserved fruits, dark grain bread, and touch of whiskey coming through in the finish. Medium body a little sticky but not too thick, smooth. Enjoyable Scotch ale, barrel elements well-integrated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Draft. Medium beige head atop dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light peat, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light peat. Soft medium body, light stickiness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2012
Draft. Very dark brown color, bright beige head. Aroma of subtle whiskey and coffee. Taste is spiced coffee and chocolate. Nice body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint for the 1 year anniversary party. Poured a nearly black color with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, with notes of Belgian yeast notes. Semi-sweet malt notes. Pretty enjoyable.


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