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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This 11% abv version of our Fraoch is matured in ex-sherry casks previously used to mature Auchentoshan single malt. Brewed as an 11% Fraoch Heather Ale then matured in ex-sherry & single malt whisky casks giving a rich creamy brew, full of notes of sherry & barley wine with a wood & whisky finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (947) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Clear medium amber body with an infinitesimal head. Boozy sweet aroma with floral notes. Flavours of whisky and flowers, I don’t think I’ve tasted anything close to this one before! Close to flat carbonation, oily texture and full body.
[Sample @ RBNG14 Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden ]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours a clear dark golden color with a small off white head. Aroma of strong overpowering whiskey, booze, and sweet grain. Taste was syrupy, boozy, oak, whiskey, and sweet caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (2749) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden color, ok foam. Aromas of whisky, malt. Medium body & high complexity. On the sweet side, but balanced ok. enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
Bottled. Amber colour with low head. Higher alcohols dominate the aroma, followed by heather and grass. Not so sweet mouthfeel given the high ABV. Big on higher alcohols with whiskey notes and peat. Fruity and grassy with notes of heather. Peppery finish. Each to his own I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is heather, sugar, malt, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is heather, sugar, oak, malt, alcohol, caramel, wood, dried fruits. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma and taste is whisky, alcohol, smoke, caramel. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
750ml bottle shared at home. Can’t recall the provenance, been holding on to it for this festive season since last year... Pours clear amber, no head. Big whisky aromas, plus cherry and sherry. More fruit comes through on the taste, plus alcohol burn. Another sipper. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6168) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle, shared at the Boxing Day tasting at TimE’s place in Calgary. Burnt orange amber with a thick off white head. Sweet rye whiskey and corn aroma, boozy. Sweet grainy palate with cheap RR Whiskey notes, dry dusty wood in the finish. Quote of the night from brother-in-law Mike: "this is a Ron Burgundy beer". Indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
Deep orange amber, tons of whiskey in the nose with Apricots and cherries. Very malty lots brandy and surprisingly tequila shows up. Very peaty but too sweet and boozy to be really enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle - Big caramel notes and whiskey with a bit oak. Clear gold with a thin head. Sweet whiskey and light oak notes. Very sweet and a bit to much light whiskey..


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