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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Enjoyed via a bottle at Stubby's in Milwaukee. Pours a reddish gold with a medium white/lacy head. Aroma is heavy on scotch and with some peat. Taste is slightly smoked; honey, charred wood and scotch. Aftertaste is woodsy and light with a slow burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1205) - 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 (443) - 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 (453) - 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 (2130) - 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 (3533) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
Sampled from a bottle during the Grand Tasting at RBNG ’14 at Fredrik 3.’s Hall. A shiny naked surface on top of a near-clear amber coloured body. Grain and dried fruity aroma, a little vapour of whisky added to it. Taste of brittle caramel and honey sweetness. The whisky touch towards the ending prevents it from getting overly sweet. Full bodied, semi-dry and with a oily palate. Sipper qualities (Fredriksten festning, Halden 15.02.2014).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2402) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
From a shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep amber with almost no head. Nice whisky and heather aroma with honey and some strange notes too. Sweet, and mild with surprisingly nice whisky flavours. Really nice! (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4608) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
No head. Clear, apricot colored. Floral nose with notes of fortified wine. Sticky mouthfeel, near full body. Taste is like whisky liqueur with yellow fruits. Hearbal tones. Sweet fruity alcoholish finish. [Shared bottle at GrandTasting, RBNG2014]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of gunnar. Misty orange body with a white rim. Whisky barrel notes in abundance in the aroma. Sweet and fruity flavors. Medium to full bodied. Syrupy and sticky.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4875) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear deep golden, weak head. Aroma is malty with notes of whisky, also something unpleasant which I can´t decide the nature off. Taste is moderate sweet, noticeable alcohol in the finish.


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