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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Poured to a golden amber body with an off white hesd. Aroma was heavily auchentoshan scotch. Peat and caramel. Lots of sherry notes. Very much a sherry scotch and very little beer. I would have liked to see more of the heather shine through. Medium bodied. Surprising that it didn’t seem like 11%.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1850) - WALES - OCT 26, 2014
750ml bottle #07622, 2011 vintage. Clear dark orange amber, sparkling, small off-white head. Aroma is potent with manuka honey and sherry, background clove. Body is medium, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste has lots of straw and wood, touch of tangy tripel character, light peated whisky, earthy, soft bitterness, drinks like a 5% beer. Sweet, but nowhere near as sweet as the aroma suggested, thankfully. Very drinkable, lovely woody flavour. Very good overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5866) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de whiskey et de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Gout de céréales avec une pointe de fruité et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5833)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
750ml bottle from LCBO, Toronto, ON. No.: 06132. 11% alc/vol. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a small tanned head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of sherry, whiskey and dark fruits. Taste: sherry, whiskey, dried plums and a bit smokey finish. Moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8628) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours old gold. No head. Nose/taste of whiskey, oak, florals, sherry, ginger and vanilla. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1045) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Slightly hazy dark golden. Small off-white head. Aroma of peat, ash, Whiskey and sherry. Peat and fruitiness in taste and aftertaste. Alcohol is evident. Also a hint of burnt print cards.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an orange colour with some fine sediment and average-sized white head. Aroma is full of whiskey, some peat, toffee, spice and alcohol. Flavour is big whiskey, peat, wood, some gently sweet toffee and a bit of alcohol heat. Medium body. Mellow carbonation. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Where and how: Tasting, Bottle 750 ml
Aroma heat, pepper, clove, fairly intense whisky aroma. Late dryness, with touch too heavy dry heat.
Appearance :
Top: white lighter cap.
Base: clear, amber.
Palate : front dry with softer mid, complex.
Taste: ash like front, peat smoke, hint of dark soil.
other notes Hmmm. Ale that makes you stop for a second and wonder a bit about its composition.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6174) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow] Pours a deep gold with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Aroma of smoke, caramel malt, wood, dark fruit and a touch of alcohol. Flavour’s the same, smoky, malty and fruity. Alcohol is relatively well hidden. Medium bodied. It almost has a Barley Wine-ish quality to it, either way, it’s very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply amber with dirty-orange shimmers and really no head. This has the same fantastic bouquet as the base beer – toffee mostly - but with a nice, gentle, smoky component that really makes me want to visit an Islay or Lowland distillery in Scotland. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. Finishes tangy and crisp. The former sherry, and then Scotch barrel is utilized to perfection here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7934) - 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

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