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


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Rich in aroma of malt hops, with ripe fruit. Full malt with a deep bitter finish. A traditional style ‘Scottish Heavy’.

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mR_fr0g (12579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at jdw Aberdeen. Chestnut brown / copper coloured pour with a stodgy speckled cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts with touch of caramel woody twigs and some dried fruits. Flavour follows with some raisin, nutty malts, twigs and berry notes. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet and moderately low carbonation. Drinks pretty well.

gowdy (1115) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Pint at Clockwork in the South side of Glasgow. Quite a dark brown. Some head, but not much.

sic1314 (4775) - 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.

kassner (1669) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap at Berts in Edinburgh, lots of dark fruit in this dark amber beer, with an astringent mouth and port flavors.

witthatsbier (569) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
nose has grain with some caramel and smoke,dark brown with cream head,malty with smokey tones bitter finish,overall a fair beer .pump clip proclaimed it had won best dark brown beer in the world at WBA awards,stupid category and totally unbelievable that this comes anywhere near being a champion beer,just a reasonable but average beer

Stuartyboy (1702) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2013
On cask Edward G Wylye jdw Glasgow a deep Amber reddy beer with flavour of plums and berries some sweet carmel and slightly nutty taste pleasant easy drinking beer

zimbo (963) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Looks good. Deep reddy brown. Dense firm head. full roasty and fairly earthy. Some nuts, some acidity.A bit too firm really and on the astriongent side without much of an appetising quality to it. Potential juice just leaves a hard edge. Needs balance and more engagement.

AshtonMcCobb (6693) - 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.

MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Cask. Amber with a beige head, doesn’t look very good. Not much in the way of aroma. Flavour is caramel with a bitter finish. Manages to be both dull and shit.

Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Strangely pours a golden - amber colour. A yeasty aroma with caramel and apple seed characters. Similar flavours and just a little dry to finish. Mild carbonation. Unexciting.

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