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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Stone of Arbroath has a rich, sweet malty aroma with mellow notes of plum and brown sugar. The mouthfeel has a "mineral-like" softness with highlights of deep caramelized malt derived from a 90 min boil which encourages caramelizing of dense wort sugars complemented by a subtle roast character that finishes with a mild acridity that pleasantly coats ones mouth. Coming in at a warming and subdued 8% ABV it will definitely ruffle many a kilt this spring.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Armadill0 (314) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Can. Dark brown, cloudy with a smallish light brown head. Aroma has malt, wood, nut and tobacco. Taste has nut, tobacvo, wood and malt. Smooth overall. Bitterish aftertaste. Alcohol.comes through a little. Like a light porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Can - from sampler pack. Very dark brown - nearly opaque. Sweet, roasty aroma. Really good. Quite malty but doesn’t taste as strong as it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at NOVA Summer Brewfest in Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, VA. Very hazy, very dark rusty brown with a fine dark cream colored head and excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, blackberries and dark plums. Taste of chocolate, toffee, caramel, roasted malt, tobacco and dark fruit. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization. On the fruity side for a Scotch ale, but that seems to add to the beer rather than detract. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12709) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Can in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’15, night 2 - 20/02/15 thanks to whomever shared this number. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is toffee, spice, light malt, dark fruit peel, dates, brown sugar. Taste comprises sticky toffee, spice, biscuit malt, fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough for style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Can poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of peat smoke, toffee and tobacco. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, earthiness, tobacco and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Draft. Pours brown with an off white head. Malty, with some rich bready notes, toast, mild roast, molasses, and lingering rich malty notes. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 29, 2015
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark red brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was old ale and malty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt toasted malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1864) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Backlog. Cask at Mad Fox event. Amber with offwhite head. Caramel, toffee, nuts, bready malt. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1365) - New York, TURKEY - APR 6, 2015
Can. Pours murky dark brown with slight reddish tint, small off-white foamy head, spicy caramel aroma, low carbonation, creamy body, caramel and spices taste, long finish bitter aftertaste. Quite a winter warmer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2015
Can into tulip. Opaque brown with small tan head. Earthy chocolaty malt aroma. Very malty, flavors of plums and dark brown sugar. Dank slightly piney hop character in the finish. Tasty from start to finish.


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