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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Some graininess similar to the Buried Hatchet. Nice malt character. Peat. Pretty standard scotch ale, maybe lacking a little on caramel sweetness (not that that is a fault by any means). Enough hop bitterness to balance it well. I think/want to believe that this smells like a thistle does. Finish has an excellent grainyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Texas goes to Iowa 2010, Thanks Sam. This beer pours with a deep reddish brown color and had a bit of an espresso swirl head on it. The aroma was fruity and floral with plenty of peat, raw coco, and a little vegetal thing sneaking around in the background. The flavor had nice cherry tones with some peaty maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2175) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2010
bottle pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is bready with green raisins and dark sugar. Lots is chocolate malt and cream with a cocoa nib finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (583) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2010
.Dark brown body with mahogany highlights under a tan, receding head. Aroma is smoke, nutty, some chocolate. Flavors of dark malt, bitter-sweet chocolate, hint of smoke and slightly peaty. Slight alcohol in the mild, bitter finish. Medium, almost creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours clear brown with ring of light tan bubbles. Nose of sweet nuts, odd chemical, raisin, light alcohol and light sourness. Taste of toasted nuts, grains, nice sweetness, spices, creamy and perfectly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (7798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Another Texas brew. Pours a cloudy brown almost black color with a medium off-white head. A light nose of fruity dusty malts. Nice lacing. The flavor is purple (that’s how I see it) sweet rich earthy malts, fruity, and sort of dry and dusty. Nice. Very light and easygoing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Clear ruby brown color/ no head. Mild roasty nutty caramel toffee aromas. medium body. Decent spicy caramel, earthy molasses, nutty roasty malt flavors. C’MON MAR GET ME THE GAUWDAM GLASS !!!!!!!!&#

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Rock on mar! Now find me the glass to go with the beer! Brown pour. Beef jerky aroma with some peat and burned sugar. Flavor is peaty, smokey, meaty and has some caramel notes. Very interesting. Thanks mar. Now FIND ME THE GLASS PUNK! Well I found the glass and I owe a huge thanks to Ericandersnavy! What a great guy, thanks! Beer is even better from its proper glass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of angrypirate06. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of peated malt, sweet caramel, spicy, dark fruit. Tastes of smoky malt, chocolate, earthy, sweet, fruity. Very enjoyable. Texas craft beers have come a long way over the past 6 years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4490) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Thanks Cavie. Pours a dark copper with a thin tan head. Nose was sweet and raisiny, caramel, peaty. Flavor is sweet, caramel, peaty, smoke, thin with some corn. Palate is thin and crisp.

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