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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahrís Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale

   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 (3324) - 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 (599) - 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 Rahrís best beers ever crafted (behind only the Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Dark brown with little head. Thereís a slight hint of chocolate in the aroma with plenty of chocolate and roasted malt flavors in the taste. I was surprised at how good this Rahrís offering was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours really dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Rich, nutty dark roast malt aroma. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is nutty, smokey, dark malt. Seems to be some hop bitter as well. Not at all sweet. Grabs at the finish - strong flavors. Just excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma of malt, a little chocolate, faint toffee and caramel, small hop presence. Flavor is exactly the same. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, itís a nice beer. I wish there was some peaty smokiness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Had on tap at the brewery during July 2009. Pours a darker brown with a creamy head. Smells of malt with a little smoke. Taste is sweet malt with some peat and smoke. This is not a very heavy beer and is very drinkable for a scotch ale. This is the only time I ever saw this beer, but I would drink it again if it became a seasonal or year-round offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3513) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Pours dark, dark... Almst black. The off white head doesnít come to the party. Rasted malt aroma. Slightly nutty. A little honey and molasses sweetness. Coffee undertones. Cocoa finish. Big balls in cowtown!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Cask, thanks to mar and eric for the headsup, dark brown with tight creamy foam, aroma and flavors of nutty chocolate with a slight whiskey taste on the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
on cask at the gingerman in Plano with ericandersnavy. deep brown with Ruby hints cream head. nose is rich malts, light smoke and peat. nice on the palate with a peaty smoke flavor and some caramel fruits.

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