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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29281) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20714) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/amber - white head. Raisins, chocolate, ryebread, nutty, yeasty notes, red berries, sweetness, light caramel,dried fruits. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
(Draught) Pours a mahogany body with an average creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, brown sugar, and dates. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, peat, and roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11810) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a offwhite head and orange/brown color. Aroma is roasty medium malt-caramel, dark fruit. Taste is roasty medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-raisin, some earthy bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours really dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Rich, nutty dark roast malt aroma. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is nutty, smokey, dark malt. Seems to be some hop bitter as well. Not at all sweet. Grabs at the finish - strong flavors. Just excellent.


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