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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
michaelc1945 (2) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
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.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ckilly (39) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2015
No head, light taste for a supposed Scotch Ale. Smooth finish, but not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (329) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2015
6 oz pour from room-temp bottle into shaker pint. Dark ruby and opaque with a moderate off-white head. Very sweet caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose. Quite sweet. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, and almost a little meaty taste. Interesting beer. Great for dessert.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (156) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Creamy in first sip with mild sweetness, effervescent mouth feel. Mild bitter finish but very well balanced. Excellent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmanigold (96) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
The iron thistle is a wonderful brew. Nice sweet malty aroma. Nice ruby color with a thin head. Plenty of lacing left on the glass. Plenty of sweet malt flavor. The flavor lingers on the tongue a bit which is nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Very dark amber brown with ruby tone and about a half inch of ashen, tan head the dissipated fairly soon. Roasty nose with coffee and caramel, toffee... Earthy bitterness with highlights of caramel sweetness and some nuttiness. Some toasty bitterness lingers in the finish before giving way to caramel and some dark berry. The carbonation is adequate, mouthfeel just shy of syrup. Alcohol well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (261) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
rusty, iron taste, caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, floral, resin, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, cough drop, licorice, soy sauce, red, clear, hazy, tan foam, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, average carbonation,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1347) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Ruddy pour, small brown head. Mild aroma of fruit and nuts, flavor of dried fruit and caramel malt.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
This is great beer. I’m enjoying the Scottish ale style as this beer is sweet and smooth. Looks geeat. Taste great. Very enjoyable ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Slightly thin and watery black Wee Heavy with nice notes of roasted malts and coffee beans. No alcohol shows through despite strength.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft at Draft House. Deep dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel. Taste is chocolate covered caramel.


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