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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale


3.1
   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

4.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5039) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1897) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a nice ruby brown with a smallish off white head. Nice peaty, smoky notes and sweetish malt profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pershing (485) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2132) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6T82w9rmc8 .. . pours a ddep purple black.. light foam .. smell is awesome, deep tar and burnt molasses .. . similar flavour with dark grape skin, rape skin, very light peat, and roach tar (the good kind) .. . wow, blown away by this- very smooth, charlie brown, and easy to drink for the 8.5% weight- my new favourite rahr!! .. . . When you get past 80 two things happen. 1 you become more intuned with the weather and 2. Corn becomes your enemy!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1232) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a medium sized head that slowly fades to a film. Lacing coats the glass. Aroma is rye bread with some nutty and caramel notes. Taste malt, rye, some caramel sweetness, and a hint of alcohol in the finish. Pretty full bodied. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
what an awesome brew from the folks at Rahr’s! smooth and delicious and so full of flavor! would love to have some on tap at their brewery tour!!


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