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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, berries. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dried fruity, spicy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26153) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of berries. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and dark caramelish. Sweet fruity, yeasty and caramelish. Lingering fruity and yeasty into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
cloudy brown, smooth yellow head. mild aroma, slightly spicy, slightly sort of sourish hoppy. flavor is flowery, roasted malty, coffee, malts. dark beer with a touch of dried fruits and dark fruits. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a light tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and a bit of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and caramel as well as light notes of bread, leading to a dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of blutt59. Pours an orangey brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet roasted nose, some dark dried fruits. Medium body, carbonation is a little low, Overripe dark dried fruits, quite some roast and an edge of tartness. No real bitterness but some lingering alcohol notes. 220611

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Mahogany pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet caramel, and brown sugar. Sweet raisins, toastiness, and a light finishing bitter. Medium light bodied and a tad fizzy. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottled. Poured deeper garnet with a short-lived, dense beige head. The aroma picked up odd fruity and medicinal sourness upfront, with warm, toasty caramel and molasses sugars trailing.. seemed like it was potentially infected. The flavor found drawn caramel and molasses again at the core, with the aforementioned sourness laced throughout.. almost lactic in character.. finished with a decent blend of the sweetness and infection. Light-medium bodied and slick on the palate, but tacky at times.. I’d like to try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3179) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Refrigerated bottle through trade with cavie poured into a shaker glass. Pours a very dark brown with medium brown highlights and little beige head. A little lacing, medium body, and low carbonation. Taste is light caramelly malt, raisen, some biscuit, some nuttyness, some hops, and a hint of chocolate. Typical scotch ale taste, alcohol is well covered, and this is good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Deep brown, moderate to thin off-white head, sparce lacing.   Heavy biscuit and peat on the nose.   Soft chocolate too.   Tart breadiness up front, peaty, but no real campfire or charred wood.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Slight dark pitted fruit comes out of this one on the backside.   A little different from the norm, but not bad.   Thanks for the bottle Bill!

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