Stone Of Arbroath - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Stone Of Arbroath
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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
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(Beer added by: drabmuh on 03-24-2012)
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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

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3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ Meridian Pint (Washington, D.C.) on 5/4/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark ruby, topped with a ½ finger of rich mocha head. This maintains some robust foamy edges, leaving back a good bit of lacing which hangs down the sides of the glass in sticky swathes. The aroma smells of dark fruit, cocoa, and some smoky malt character. The smoked peat aspects of this gain some strength as this warms.

The taste is smoked malt, some darker nutty roasted character, and then sweet malt notes of cocoa and toffee. The dark fruit flavor here is VERY strong and is dominating the profile for me, even leaving back an almost cherry-like pithiness that lingers after each sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller, with some sharpness on the tongue and then more of a firm creaminess that spreads out across the back. For 8% ABV, the alcohol isn’t really holding this back a whole lot and the overall drinkability of this for the size is probably my favorite aspect of this.

Yeah, I just couldn’t get into this one. The domination of that dark fruit character just kind of gives this a flat feel throughout the taste that left this lacking any real robustness or complexity. This drank well for the size but ultimately came off as fairly forgettable to me.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Photo of Bierleichen
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bum732
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid scotch ale. I've been wanting to try this one, finally got a six pack from my buddy that went to the brewery. Smells great, taste almost equals the taste. Look forward to another.

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.9/5  rDev 0%

Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a half pint glass/tumbler at Bier Baron DC.

A light caramel head that fades rather quickly, to simply give a nice collar on top of a classic walnut brown body. Beer looks pretty light for a Scotch Ale, there's some lacing while drinking, and some red hues. Fairly transparent.

Nose has a giant nut and roast. Dry malts with out a lot nutty tannic qualities. Seems more like a porter.

On taste a real light body hits with a great dark sweet caramel malt action, but also a bit of a wet palate. Afterfinish gives of a real nice roast character more in the sense of a charing light porter.

Overall it seems like a hybrid porter rich malt Scotish Ale tasting, almost charing mild like roast palate. It's really easy drinking for 8 abv as well you can hardly even tell. I'd have another easily, but it's quite different.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Stone Of Arbroath from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.