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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
This is a great-looking beer. With a deep, dark brown color and a light brown head that leaves behind some really sexy lacing, it looks thick, with carbonation forming on the sides of the glass, rising slowly to the surface with every movement. It smells malty, but not roasted, not sweet, and not dry - more slightly smoky, reminiscent but not strong of peat. Itís really neat on the palate, with a cool, chocolate-like spiciness with a touch of smoke that persists into the finish. Again, itís not sweet, but the peatiness spices things up really well and keeps it from feeling too cloying. This is a beer thatís full, but light-palated and offers a body thatís supple, but doesnít muddy up your taste buds. All-around, itís a modest, but well-brewed and well-balanced Scotch Ale thatís smooth, easy to drink, and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jlh2487 (2) - atoka, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2013 does not count
This is an awesome beer. Tastes very sweet, almost like thereís aspartame in it. Not bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
caramel, roast, mild bitterness, chocolate. quite sweet. medium-bodied, smooth. dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (625) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Poured up a very dark brown with little head. Smells of chocolate malts. Tastes very thick with chocolate malts and a hint of caramel and hops. This is the first brew from Rahr & Sons that I will be buying again and again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
Clear dark ruby with small ligh brown foam head. Aroma is dark coffee, taste is nice bitter, coffee and bitvsweet caramel. Lasting bitter ftertaste, coffee dominated. (Velp 201302)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2013
12 oz bottle compliments of Crajun. Dark ruby red pour (into the closest thing that I had to a "thistle"), a tall tulip. This beer is dark & barely allows any light to pass through. Sweet bready malt aroma, some candied yams, burnt sugar. Delicious and syrupy sweet on the taste buds, faintest bit of hops on the finish. Low carbonation give this a medium body and excellent mouthfeel. 8.5% abv very nicely hidden! A well put together brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (368) - - FEB 17, 2013
Dark brown and medium head. Malty sweetness. Dark fruit and little to no hop aroma. Dark fruit flavor as well. Still no hops. Lots of caramel and mid malt characteristics. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobopuff (2) - dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Great look and smell. Taste great goes down smooth. Worth getting again. Smells and looks dark but when u drink it the taste and smell only linger a bit and becomes an easy beer to enjou .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours from the bottle a nice brown, clear, with red tints. Small cream colored head exudes grassy aromas. Hints of bread and nuts. Lots of carbonation and medium body. Sweet caramel, almonds, and toasted flavors finish sweet as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
michaelc1945 (2) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
This is a great ale. Dark brown almost black with a malty taste with just enough hops to my liking. The alcohol is a bonus.

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