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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 2014-08-08. Crisp golden body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of peat smoke and moderate woody barrel notes. 3+ Flavour is moderately smokey throughout but it ends up being the dominant character for me. Sweetish pale malt core. Moderate alcohol is largely masked by the smoke for me but is relatively restrained on its own merits. Very smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Well crafted beer but not to my own taste. Bottle shared by GregClow

"The bottle looks like it’s... For her pleasure.."

"OR HIS!!!"

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/amber with no head. Aroma: Golden syrup, toffee, peat, spiritous,woody, fruity. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, lo bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture and body, low carbonation, lingering fairly dry toffee, whisky finish Comments: Gorgeous. Bottle number. 04114

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2014
A very rich,sweet and unique beer. Pour is a little flat no head or very little. Aroma is sweet,woody and alcohol. A nice full body beer but to sweet for me. Plate was very nice silky and coated well.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Purchased at LCBO for around $12. I have Never had a beer with such obvious barrel smell to it, smelled great. Taste was great as well, strong tho, I was hurting with a bad hangover the next day. I think this was a top notch beer tho!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (282) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear rich amber with a white head, and great lacing. Aroma includes notes of scotch, apple, sherry, plum, liquorice, and mash. Tasting notes include a huge scotch kick with lots of apple, caramel, plum, sherry, and liquorice. The palate is smooth, and slick with a boozy and spicy finish. Excellent!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (850) - - JUN 29, 2014
Gold pour, decent sized head. Anise and char in the aroma. Sugary sweet with black liquorice, honey, char, whisky, smoke. Medium body. Unique for sure. Would like to revisit with some age.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Licorice, beech root, whiskey. Its young, good unti 2021. Some lace on yellow body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1376) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Golden with a white head - Aroma is malt , vanilla , wood and spirits - Good malt body that has sweetness and vanilla - Good sweet finiah with spirits and malt - This was real good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2014
Deep amber pour with a slight white head. Really nice nose to this. Sweet, wheat and whisky. Taste is nice and interesting. Odd finish, like having dryer lint and week old cut grass in my mouth. Other than that, really cool.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (819) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 6, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 75cl numérotée #7150, une couleur ambrée trouble et aucune mousse, en bouche grosse attaque étonnate sur le Porto avec le côté boisé vanille et ensuite une attaque sur le whisky noble avec une pointe de fumée, intéressante complexe et brillament faites !


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