Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5161) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2011
500ml bottle in a thistle. Pours deep amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of roasted, caramel malts, some light fruit, and a little hops and alcohol. Flavor about the same with a nice caramel malt note. Almost a wine like texture. A good Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2564) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with cookie for the malt, herbs for the hops, meat for the yeast, with hints of smoke, wine, date, toffee and a faint note of vinegar. Head is small, frothy turning wispy with bigger bubbles, slightly off-white, with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively carbonation. It finishes astringent and very dry. Itís just missing a few things I expect in a Scotch Ale, but itís complex and worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange/amber, with a white head. Not much going on in the aroma. Malt and fruit. Flavor is malt, hops, fruit, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5685) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
500 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark amber body with a one finger fizzy beige head that slowly faded. The nose is slightly sweet, lots of toasted malt, and a nice fruity ale yeast undertone. No alcohol apparent in the nose at all. The flavor is hugely malty with lots of brown sugar. It really reminds me of ísugar in the rawí packets. Some nice lightly peaty and toasted maltiness on the finish. The alcohol makes itself pretty well known in the flavor, but itís not overpowering or boozy though. Full bodied and slightly clingy with soft fizzy fine carbonation. Not bad, a little too sweet maybe, but pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7712) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12/27/10. 500mL bottle. Cloudy red pour with a light off-white head thatís gone fast. Huge caramel, vanilla, and more on the aroma... borderline BA aroma... Sweet malty flavor with chocolate, vanilla, and more. Again, this reminds me of BA, with some burn. Donít know much about this brew... Is it BA? Pretty nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (5900) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle, thank vferg for sharing. Brown pour with a bit of tan head. Scotch, sweet caramel, and spiced aroma. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, slight hop and bit bit of etoh. Abv confirms this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7908) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours hazy copper with tan head. The aroma is a mix of spicy and earthy hops as well as spicy oak like notes followed by sweet malts and crystal malts. The taste is a bold combination of spicy hops, spicy cedar like wood notes, earthy hops and then sliding into citrus hops midway to the finish. Yummy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5273) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Pours deep clear amber into a thistle. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim leaving spot lacing. Dark caramel and vanilla aromas. Roasted nuts and dark caramel upfront turning to a burning vanilla and bourbon finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
bottle thanks to exiled. poured amber with an off white head. aroma was sugary, cherry, caramel, and grain. flavor was medicinal, spice, alcohol, and sweet. heavy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Thanks to kiefdog for the share. Pours dark caramel brown with a tan head. Nose is slight malt, spice, and wood. Flavor is bland with malt and spice.

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