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Stone Of Arbroath - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Stone Of Arbroath
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87
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 03-24-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

starrdogg, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of billab914
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my DC Brau glass. Dark brown in color with a little mahogany tint to it in the light. A full, thick head fades into a thin sticky covering. Very nice lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a rich, sweet maltiness to it with notes of dark fruits, cherry, caramel and a hint of roasted malts. The malty sweeter dark fruit, cherry like flavors are very good. They did a very good job showing off the sweet malts in the style without becoming overly sweet and sugary.

The taste shows a little more of the roasted malts to it with some noticeable coffee and milk chocolate notes in the finish. The sweeter dark fruits, cherry and caramel flavors are there as well. The roasted malts make it seem like it's leaning towards the porter spectrum to me, but I really like the balance the roasted malts seem to give it. I thought the flavors were excellent for the style.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it was a very solid beer. It had more of a roasted malt character to it, which actually worked very well for it in my opinion and gave it some needed balance. So many versions of this style just feel overly sweet and sugary, which is why think this one stands out to me. Very good tasting and interesting version of the style. Although it's probably not brewed exactly to style, I thought it was one of the best scotch ales I remember having.

billab914, Nov 17, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Slightly roasty, some mineralness. Fairly clean, slight wood.

L: Very dark brown, light tan head that dissipates slightly, decent lacing.

T: Sweet, roasty malt up front, slight caramel sweetness. Little hop flavor, medium low herbal bitterness. Finishes with some light mineralness or smokiness, very subtle. Finishes slightly roasty, fairly dry.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Alcohol hidden.

More of a stout than scottish. Not bad, but nothing too exciting.

bum732, Nov 13, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, bottled sometime in September or October, 2012, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours black with a thin khaki head, leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Big malty aroma, lots of caramel, hazelnut, roasted malt, lots of peat and a bit of smoke. Smells really nice.

T- Big roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate, some caramel and hazelnut, lots of roasted grain and coffee. Earthy peatiness is still noticeable but is a bit less prominent beneath the roasted grain.

M- Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation with a smooth, very creamy feel.

O- A really nice Scotch ale, it's very aggressive on the roasted malt but is still complex and enjoyable, I definitely recommend picking this one up.

WillCarrera, Oct 20, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 22oz bomber to CBS snifter on 5/12/12
*From notes

-- Muchos gracias, Juanny --

A: God I hate to say it, but this looks pretty terrible. It seems like this wasn't racked, or not enough. There's no separation of sediment. It's an ugly muddy and overly cloudy brown. A solid pour yields a one finger head that leads to a small collar and not a whole lot of lacing.

S: Lots of dark roast. And luckily it's not overly green. A firm backbone of malt reveals itself as it warms.

T: Chocolate malt, medium char, molasses, freshly bricked charcoal and of course plenty of dark roast. If I didn't know any better, I would have told you this was a Porter.

M: I'd like less bubbles and the viscosity of used motor oil, but that ain't happening. It's certainly not bad as it is, it's just a bit lighter in weight and rough around the edges.

O: Certainly not my favorite DC Brau brew. It's not brewed to style, yet I like how it's pushing the boundaries of what you'd consider a Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy. (Luke warmly) Recommended for those looking to spread their crafty little wings.

Rhettroactive, May 13, 2012
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Stone Of Arbroath from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.