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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (582) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle - pours jet black with a minimal head. Has a roasted coffee aroma and smoky malty taste that lingers. Has a medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dzimm27 (136) - - APR 5, 2012
Light coffee aroma and dark black body. Tiny crystal carbonation. Heavy, malty, and chocolate/coffee flavor. Lingering malt on end of palate, nice. Overall sweet. Not much hop flavor is apparent. Pretty good, best Rahr I have had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (954) - , Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Damn; that is gooood; between this and snowmagadden for my favorite rahr; new style for me and comparing this to Founders Backwood Bastard - they are different but both excellent (both a 4.0). bottle to glass dark brown pour with amber hue creamy palate - the taste is breat with many things happening - the creaminess, smooth hop/malt balance, slight roastedness at the end, slight toffee and I get a little cocoa on the back end. hides the 8.5% very well. I will puchase a six pack and will also share as extra in the future - this is very good!! nice job Rahr!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrcoffee (13) - Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
caramel malt smell, dark red and clear with small light-brown head and practically no lacing, sweet with moderate bitter taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brittanynl (42) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Dark coffee, woody, and malty flavors. Like drinking velvet, it’s very rich and flavorful. Very tasty beer! Love the coffee flavors and how smooth it goes down but wished the malt taste lingered as long as the coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3514) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a dark amber with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is a bready malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel wtih caramel and roast. Easy to drink a very good scotch ale from Rahr.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1575) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
on tap- Pour is a dark brown..Nose is caramel and roasted malts, sweetness and toffee..Taste is roasted malts and caramel/toffee mix with some vanilla..Palate is Medium and oily with light bitterness..This is a damn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (357) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a nice ruby brown with a smallish off white head. Nice peaty, smoky notes and sweetish malt profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Dark Brown with thin beige head that lingers for a few minutes. Sweet Malty caramel aroma. Nice medium mouthfeel with slightly sweet smoked and caramel malt taste. Filling finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1998) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Very dark brown, almost black, with a modest beige head that fades to a thick ring. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and rye. Taste is nearly all caramel and roasted malt, with a very slight bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied and a touch creamy. Alcohol well hidden.

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