ALC 4.3% vol. 2.2 UK Units of Alcohol per 500ml bottle.
Rich aroma of malt and hops with ripe fruit.
Velvety texture, full malt with a deep bittersweet finish.
A traditional smooth drinking Scottish heavy beer.
Please try the following food/beer pairings.
You may be pleasantly surprised at how well these go together:
World Beer Awards 2012
Arran Dark won not only Europe’s Best Dark Brown, but also won WORLD’S BEST DARK BROWN at the World Beer Awards 2012.
Foods for this beer need to be smellier, or maybe pungent or assertive would be finer words. Venison and red cabbage; gammon in Cumberland sauce (if Cumberland and its 1746 connotations is a word that can be used north of the border!); grouse; maybe mutton and capers and onion sauce; chorizo.
Smoked cheeses; brie and any cheese happy to walk towards the guillotine of take-your-head-away ripeness.
These notes are courtesy of Mr Rupert Ponsonby of R&R Teamwork, beer taster extraodinaire, well known Beer & Food Writer & Broadcaster, and Mr Mark Dorber, well known London publican, entrepreneur & gastronome, of The White Horse, Parson’s Green in London.