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


on tap


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Available in filtered and pasteurised bottle.
Nose: Rich aroma of malt and hops with ripe fruit
Palate: Velvety texture, full malt with a deep bittersweet finish
Comments: A traditional smooth drinking Scottish heavy beer

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5145) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
500ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear dark brown ale, roast malt with a hint of chocolate, very smooth and easy to drink, well worth a re-visit

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2011
bottle from Tesco in Port Greenock. Pours a nice color, but going to skip everything and get right to it. I was actually afraid to drink this. it had a strong odor of bleach, and so was the taste. I drain poured this very quickly. I have never been afraid to drink a beer before...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2932) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys Nairn.
Dark golden brown, very thin head that dissipates to nothing.
Aroma - Not much here, some roasted malts, slight hint of chocolate, hay.
Tastes of roasted and toasted malt, earthy. Rather rough and not great.
Palate is thin, low carb, very dry, rough, sourish finish.
Overall - Sub-standard bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wlajwl (6145) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Appearance is medium amber and hazy. The aroma is vinous and fruity and has a hint at scotch barrel aging that almost has a hint of rubber, not good. The flavor is off and has a hint of rubber, again not a good sign. Could have been much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13836) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from a Co-Op near the Campsite. Gold to copper with white head. Pretty malty with a bit of a metallic edge, sharp, hints of caramel and grain, no real finish apart from the above lingering on the palate.Just about ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours a gorgeous russet topped with a firm slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, juicy caramel and the merest hint of earthy spice. tastewise the sweetness of caramel and light chocolate dominates and with a slightly thin body makes the beer insanely drinkable. Gorgeous, gorgeous beer, exactly what a Scottish ale should be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
In bottle. Pours a deep red-brown colour with a lacy head. Grassy, hay aroma with some yeast. Not my favourite. Some malt flavour with grassy hop notes. A bit thin and light for the style I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from Cross Stobs Bottle Shop, Barrhead. Chocolate, butterscotch and whisky flavours come through this dark amber ale. Excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anderson01 (351) - Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Shared with poisoneddwarf and brenn79. Aroma was my favorite part of this beer which consist of whiskey and butterscotch. Pours an amber color with a minimal head and bad lacing. This beer starts off with a good caramel palate and finishes with a dissappointing charcoal flavor. Overall the aroma i liked and the flavor dissappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdrinker79 (2132) - Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2011
500 ml. bottle-shared with poisoneddwarf and anderson01- Pours somewhat cloudy golden with a dark golden color, aroma is malt and alcohol. The taste is mellow malt and caramel. A little milder than I thought it would be.

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