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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6172) - 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 (9796) - 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 (6354) - 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 (4208) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2303) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Very mediocre. Not much to look at- resembles cola. I will give it one thing though, if it is really 8.5%, then they hid it really well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1275) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Half pint glass at the Draught House- extremely dark brown with heavy ruby tints in color, thin wafer head with minimal lacing. Aroma of malt with faint notes of hops and dark chocolate. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is there and has been slightly sweetened, a hint of smoke in the middle, finish has a small warming effect. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Draft from Draught House in ATX. Poured a medium brown fairly transparent. Taste was fairly thin, didn’t seem like a traditional scotch ale to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
12oz bottle from Kroger. 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with BMan1113VR. Pour a dark brown with a thin-moderate tan head that fades to a ring after the first quarter of the glass and leaves lots of spotty lace. Mild aroma of malt with a trace of chocolate. Nothing really in the nose that makes me think scotch ale. The flavor has plenty of malt with just a bit of chocolate and nuts. Again, while flavorful and enjoyable, there is nothing here that makes me think scotch ale. Medium bodied with a well-rounded finish. A good beer as it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (652) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 I picked up a bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head and nice lacing. It had tastes of roasted nuts, toasted bread, and a slight hop finish. Surprisingly watery on the palate. This is easily one of Rahr’s best beers ever crafted (behind only the Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer)

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