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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Nice deep brown with a tan head. A little grainy aroma. Malty palate with toast, nuts, grain, a hint of cocoa. Not much in the way of smokiness which I consider a positive but may disappoint some people who are fans of the scotch ale style with a smoky malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread, dark sweet grains, toffee and a touch of grass. Flavor has notes of dark breads with dark cookie, biscuit and some toffee coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich, malty aroma with plum and some brown sugar. The flavor is rich, sweet malt up front with some dark fruit and a hint of chocolate leading to a sweet, smooth finish over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Dark amber pour, thin off white head. Candy sugar and malt in the nose. Middle is toasted malt and thin molasses. Finish is well balanced malt. Seems a little light in the mouth feel for the style, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Drank this a week ago, so I can’t remember all the details. This had a complex, dark flavor with a medium body. Not much bitterness which made it very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4146) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Dark brown amber color with only the barest of beige heads. Big malty, molasses and dried fruit nose. This is a very smooth beer with big malty sweetness, caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, faint smoke and rich peat. There is some sweetened chocolate in the finish, with a nice warming alcohol sensation to it. This is a very sweet, accessible Scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schlitzfaced (86) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
poured from bottle into glass. Pours a deep amber almost black in color. starts with about a two finger head which dissipates quickly. aroma is Carmel and sweet. Finishes very smooth. Not a bad ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a darkish brown, lots of nice malts on the nose and tongue. Solidddddd

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (512) - - APR 2, 2013
Sweet malty aroma with scents of molasses and prunes. Pours a very dark almost black amber with a thick light tan head. Sweet dark fruits. Medium bodied. Very smooth and sweet with just a hint of crisp earthy bitterness on the finish. Well balanced. Very nice drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1688) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber color with a 1/2 inch taupe colored head. Nice aroma of milk chocolate liqueur. The moutfheel is not adequate for the style. Not watery, but not all the way creamy either. The flavors are nice. A lot of chocolate and some Christmas pull candy. I really enjoy this beer. Not true to style, but good nonetheless.

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