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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10514) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle: Amber coloured, lacy off-white to yellowish head, fruity, dark malty nose with a tinge of burnt barley and distinctive hops ; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied; hoppy aromas, mixed with burnt malt, in the finish. Not bad, but not really well balanced...........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pours copper with a small off-white head. This beer had a bit of an oxidized taste to the malts in the finish that was a bit distracting. Earthy flavors show in the finish, caramel, fruits, and sort of nutty flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a medium rather short lasting beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, tosted malt, some grains, bitter hops and bit of chocolate. Rather thin mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with caramel, toasted malt, bit of chocolate and fruit, hops and slightly herby. Dry bitter toasty finish with a chocolate touch. Good flavour but its too watery and needs more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a small moslty diminishing white head. Rich malty aroma and taste with fruity notes. Semi dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Dark amber with a thin off white head. Malt and grassy hop and nose. Watery malts and not much else. Apart from the name I cant see whats so dark about it?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Botlle from David Peckhams. Clear red brown with a rim of off white bubbles. Thin off malt aroma. Even thinner off malt flavour. Sour and milky. Pretty poor to be honest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (7312) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought at Peckhams, Glasgow. ABV is 4.3%. Copper coloured beer, moderate off-white head. Nice aroma: nutty, fruity, moderately roasted malts. The flavour is moderately malty and fruity, notes of moderately roasted malts and toffee. Moderate hops. The weird finish is both sourish, soapy and "dusty" at the same time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (18226) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle from Peckhams, Glasgow. Russet with thin beige head. Light coffee, milk choc malts on aroma. Bit of odd sourness on aroma and in mouth. Not terribly good to be honest. Decent malts, odd sourness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeverszeuge (647) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2007
copper colour, mid-sized and solid head. raisin and grassy smell. starts bitter and chemically. reminds me of caugh syrup and soap. mid gets even more pharmacologically.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9803) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2007
(bottle) Slightly hazy, dark amber colour with a small foamy off-white layer. Fruit-accented (citrus, red berries), light-sweet and slightly toasted malty aroma with floral, piney hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Toast-malty and fruity taste with caramel and a well-integrated, aromatic hops presence; dry and bitter finish, slightly toasty with resiny hops and a light but balancing malty sweetness.

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