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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (688) - 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 (335) - 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 (13458) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joelfaber (31) - Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark with a thin tan head. Smels slightly toasted. Tastes is smokey and sweet and finishes slightly bitter and earthy. Has medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Dark brown with thin beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasted, almost burnt. Smoky flavor with a slight toffee finish with a little alcohol burn. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown with tan head. Nuts, dark fruits, some peat, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. One of their better beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Thanks to crajun for the trade! Pours clear dark brown with a thin off-white head. Nutty roast malt aroma. Little/no hop aroma. The flavor is sweet and nutty with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Caramel malt and peat smoke with a surprisingly light finish. Conveniently shows up every year around my birthday.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4859) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with a rich three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, raisins and pit fruits with a lot of earth. Medium-bodied; Assertive alcohol and bourbon flavours up front with a definite earthy and rich malty flavour coupled with loads of caramel, toffee and pit fruit sweetness right behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity with some honey notes, bits of smoke and toastiness and a lot of pit fruits coupled with earth. Overall, a nice very rich beer with a good profile and an even better depth. I sampled this pint on draught here at the Hilton Austin Airport for US$7.00 on 06-May-2014.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Very dark brown color, white head. Sweet, malty, toffee taste. Toffee aftertaste. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.


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