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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
#2199 Copper pour with a small tight laced off white head. Aroma is heavy on scotch quite a bit peaty some light caramels. Palate is full well coated and lightly creamy a luscious mouth feel. Flavour begins sweet and complex caramel some light grains and a bit of almost honey on bread then overcome by a wave of scotch lightly peaty less so than the aroma. Odd mix but still pretty good probably because I love scotch.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HipHopOpotamus (228) - 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 (234) - 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 (753) - - 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 (8358) - 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 (1172) - 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 (1376) - 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 (567) - 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 !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Couleur foncée profonde. Arôme sur le porto, vin rouge. Change beaucoup de la Fraoch originale. Très bon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RuneStumo (2144) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden colour with white head. Whiskey!!!!! Very nice aroma of scotch malts. Strong and very rich. Sweet with lots of sugar and honey!!!!! I have to say this one is one of a kind! Very good beer. Its strong, rich and have really nice whiskey flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Clear amber body, small white head. Nose is cognac, wood, alcohol, floral heather honey tones, hints of grapes and vanilla. Strange, but nice. Taste is heather honey, whisky, wood, vanilla, burnt toast, hints of cognac and mild straw. Full body, soft carbonation. Highly original and pretty tasty.


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