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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale


michaelc1945's rating

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - 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 (3120) - 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 (1586) - 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 (4659) - 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 (7687) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1843) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rightcross55. Pours very dark ruby red with a small foamy head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is thick caramel candy and dark fruit mixed with some light chocolate and peat smoke. Taste only slight sweet with a dry finish. Caramel and dark fruit mostly and a very light smokiness in the finish. Medium body with a nice chewy mouthfeel. Solid scotch ale. Nice and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdubesq (14) - - APR 11, 2014
Pours dark chocolate with a thin cream head. Faint aroma of malt and smoke and earth. Tastes of malt and alcohol with a wood and peat finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3039) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Draft - Caramel and light grains. Dark clear amber with a beige head. Light and sweet whiskey notes, with grains and a bit of sweet caramel. Nice and spot on for style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
On draught at Ginger Man Dallas. Dark ruby-brown color with a medium foamy light beige head that recedes gradually. Dark fruit, malt and hops in the nose. Medium body and slightly chewy with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruit and earthy hops. The finish is subtly smoky with a malt and fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
Very nutty and roasted malt taste with caramel notes. Medium bitterness. The palate lacks thickness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Dry, burnt, bready aftertaste. Great scotch ale with great roasted malt notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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