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Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
OG 1080; 28 IBU
Formerly called Arcadia Scotch Ale

(Beer added by: zerk on 10-02-2002)
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Reviews by CRJMellor:
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brown with auburn highlights. As most casks do produced a fairly frothy amber head that died down and left loads of lace on the glass. Aroma dominated by heavy, peaty malt, liquor, butterscotch and hints of banana or clove. Main difference between other versions is that the peaty malt flavor is more mellow but more complex.
Flavors of heavy deep malt with peat highlights, not sweet but earthy and chewy. Minimal bitterness at the very end.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and alcohol warming very apparent. Absolutely delicious, which I could find it more often.

Serving type: cask

01-25-2004 00:27:28 | More by CRJMellor
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Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.