decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Ben. Dark brown, almost black pour with a thin tan head. Earthy aroma (reminded me of an open field) with notes of chocolate and caramel with a big malty presence. Sweet flavor with more caramel and malt presence. Finish is kind of sweet and almost tangy. Very nice beer.
Rustyham (1787) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep translucent prune color, nearly completely flat- headless. The aroma is a thick raisiny, pruney smell and the flavor is the same, like a simpler, lower alcohol Quad. this is very nice, focus, and sweet with a little hoppy tingle in the aftertaste. From a Trade with EricAndersnavy- thanks!
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from ericandersnavy. pours maroon with floaties anda small off whitehead. decay in the nose, quite malty, showing signs of age. nice maltiness with some more then expected hopping for the style. pretty nice american strong ale.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Blackish brown with a light tan head. Grassy hops aroma. Nice malty taste.
SPDickerman (1047) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark mahogany with a fluffy off-white/tan head. Smells strongly of sweet malts and no hops or bitterness whatsoever. Tastes of alcohol with some faint, almost burnt caramel flavor. Full-bodied with a sticky texture that coats the mouth and no mouth carbonation, Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle finishes dry, but not bitter, more from malts. This is, unfortunately not the best Scotch Ale I’ve ever had, and I expect better from Rahr & Sons when it comes to their specialty beers.
BelgianBeerGal (3374) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz traded bottle. Not bad at all. Pours a nice dark brown with some ruby highlights and a foamy, khaki head. Aroma and flavor are dominated by sweeter malt and even a hint of chocolate. Just a hint of hop spice and the 8.5 ABV is not noticeable at all.