Arran Dark

500 mL bottle. $4.99 Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. This one is a long way from home, imported by Shelton Bros., let’s see how it stands up to the trip.
Simple copper body, nice clarity and a simple, bone-white head. Some lace. Carbonation is medium.
Very simple malts. Biscuit notes and some mild pepper. Slight spice, that almost seems like a corriander note. It’s a malt based beer (obviously) but the malts are not large ones. Tempered. Light in the mouth that makes it drinkable, but seems a little thin for the style.
Very good character, with a nice bitter ending. ABV makes it sessionable – price probably doesn’t. Good example of a British based ale, but lacks the malty depth of a typical Scottish brew. Tasty.

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03/15/2008
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bottle
ABV: 4.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.85
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