Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
Undated 2013(?) bottle poured with some vigor into a snifter.
Clear despite a coat of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Only a thin tan head with weak retention, but some spotty lacing.
Rich, malty aroma and flavor with an excellent finish and aftertaste. Lightly sweet well into the aftertaste. Some dark fruit. Peppry with faint hints of other spices.
Feel: medium+ body; fine, low carbonation.
O: Nicely true to style, particularly the malty aroma, but with the higher ABV a bit more obvious. Best ale I've had from this brewery.
11-19-2013 23:44:08 | More by chinchill
3.71/5 rDev +1.9%
12oz bottle given to me by my sales rep to check out. Poured into a Chimay goblet.
AP: Dark muddy brown colour. Not much of a head on this, only about 1/8" right after the pour which quickly fizzled to just a sliver around the rim.
AR: Dark fruits (raisin, fig, black cherry), toffee, licorice, brown sugar, brown bread and a hint of vanilla. Faint Earthy hops in the background.
T: Taste is a bit thicker and sweeter than the nose led me to believe, which is fine. It's not an overly sweet beer, nor would I call it straight up sweet, but it does have some sugary sweetness to it. I also get some molasses in the taste along with the other aromas I described above. Nice little soft note of bitter Earthy hops on the aftertaste, not enough to balance the sweetness but enough to let you know it's there.
M: Low carbonation, medium body which with the sweetness and ABV of this beer I would say the body is a bit lighter than I would expect it to be, smooth and silky on the palate. Finish is kind of off dry, it doesn't coat your tongue with sticky flavours like you might think.
OV: Decent flavours and very drinkable, hides the ABV well. Not as chewy as I'd like it to be. A good sipper for a cold night.
09-24-2013 04:19:20 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.