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The Stone Of Arbroath | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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The Stone Of ArbroathThe Stone Of Arbroath
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by drabmuh on 03-24-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
132
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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Photo of DahWag
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, dark brown color with 1/4 inch head and low carbonation. Taste is milk chocolate, peat, and toasted malt. Heavy bodied, malty ale that hits all of what I expect in the style. I will be getting this again.

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Photo of ledouge
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jminch
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz can, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with rich, earthy, roasty aromas of bready, roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, as well as some aromas of dark molasses, licorice and lots of peat. Smells great!

Taste: Exactly like the aroma! Tons of rich, earthy, roasted malt up front, followed by lots of dark molasses-like sweetness, a touch of licorice, and tons of smoky peat. In Scotch whisky-terms, it’s very, very peaty, very Islay!

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and nicely effervescent as there’s lots of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 8%, there is just the slightest hint of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent Scotch ale! Roasty, malty, and peaty! Very original, very tasty. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Skabiski
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkern
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
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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Photo of needMIbeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bum732
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
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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Photo of Swift989
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwgduke
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apasternak
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malts, molasses, some smoke. Taste is smokey, bready, roasted malts, a touch of charcoal. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, but a bit different than expected from this style.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- Can.

A: Cherry Dr. Pepper pour in a chalice yields a thin, spongy, dark khaki head that was quick to dissipate. No lacing on the vessel, micro effervesce creeps up along the glass walls.

S: Subliminal or not, smells like dr. pepper as well. Black cherry, dry caramel-toffee, with dried sassafras root. Lightly accented.

T: Smoky caramalized malt, spicy sassafras, moscavado, and dark raisiny crystal malt. Cyrpess hopping, with some oaky-caramel and dry rum leave.

M: Medium body, lightly syrupy, light carbonation.

O: Flavor is spot on, smoky dry caramelized malt, very good strength, quite drinkable.

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Photo of macesq
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MDHopster
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of sneth019
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Stone Of Arbroath from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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