Steph’s New Brew Review: The Stone of Arbroath

Steph’s New Brew Review: The Stone of Arbroath

DC Brau Brewing The Stone of Arbroath, an 8% ABV Limited Release Scotch Ale

Appearance Dark brown with garnet hues, fluffy tan head.
Aroma Malty, caramel sweetness with hints of dark fruit.
Taste Sweet caramel upfront, sharp bitterness in the middle, finishes roasty.
Mouthfeel Creamy and smooth, moderate carbonation.
Overall Complex, satisfying, and quite tasty.

The can reads, “For centuries the Drosten Stone has remained shrouded in mystery. Scholars cannot agree on the ancient origin of the rock. The inscription “DROSTEN: IPEUORET [E]TTFOR CUS” is just as much an enigma as the stone itself. This beer as well, is such a conundrum. Please don’t ponder its existence for centuries as you would assuredly go insane. Just be happy it exists.”

The Stone of Arbroath has a rich, sweet malty aroma with subtle notes of plum and brown sugar. The creamy mouthfeel is highlighted by intense toffee and caramel notes from the lengthy 90 minute boil, which caramelizes the dense wort sugars. The subtle roast character finishes with a mild acridity that pleasantly coats the mouth.

The Stone of Arbroath is a welcome addition to the lineup of canned beers from DC Brau. Don’t wait long, however, because this new winter seasonal will only be available in 12-ounce cans through March. DC Brau suggests enjoying The Stone of Arbroath in a tulip, goblet, or from the can.

Breaking news: DC Brau recently received a new Crowler machine! The gift from Oskar Blues Brewery will allow patrons an additional way to take home delicious brews. The machine should be up and running sometime this month, just in time for the release of their collaboration with Oskar Blues, Smells Like Freedom, a 7-percent IPA, which is a nod to D.C.’s Initiative 71, the marijuana-legalization measure approved in November and expected to take effect next week.

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