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Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale

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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Thistle

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the big, hearty ’red wine’ of our range. Nine malts are blended to produce layers of caramel, coffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty flavours and these are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to a lingering dry finish. Rich, full bodied. warming and moreish. Stonecutter pairs well with venison, roast beef or lamb, or the heartiest casseroles and stews. For dessert try with a creme brulee or, of course, Scottish shortbread.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtangel (8) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Pours dark Amber Brown with slight head. Slightly sweet aroma. The flavor is smooth and sweet with a strong caramel and toffee undertone leading to a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from local Yamaya.Massively malty nose, rich and earthy, with crushed dark fruit, and some smokey notes. Bright cherry red/brown color. Sweet and complex initial, with raisins, plums, spice, and licorice. Bitterness is subtly present throughout. Medium-heavy and a bit thick on the tongue. Very nice stuff. Maybe a bit overly sweet, but it is delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Keg at CP&K, 24/04/15. Rich chestnut brown with a well appointed beige cap that retains well. Nose is light smoke, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit rinds, light treacle, earthy vibes. Taste comprises lightly smoked malt, trace of cocoa powder, sweet’n’sour notes, toffee, biscuit, light wood. Medium bodied, fine carbonaton, light bitterness in the close. Decent stuff, good balance, one of the best I’ve had from this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
Keg at Cloisters. Pours dark ruby brown. Nose is malts, sweet caramel, spices. Taste is very malty, bready, caramel, nuts, dried fruits, wood.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heyden (82) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2015
Beautifully made, super smooth and no off notes. Ruby red. Malty complex caramel whisky taste and nose, but without the harshness. B

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (989) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Aroma is honey, brown sugar, roasty malts. Taste is sweet dark malts with a light yeastiness and slight sulphur body. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1217) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
500ml bottle, pours dark ruby red with a small bubbly head. Caramel, toffee, roasted malt, with dried fruit, raisin, nutty notes. Medium bodied with a thin texture, carbonation soft to flat, medium sweet with a light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear dark mahogany brown pour with a frothy light tan head, dark fruit, autumn leaves and booze aroma, taste has toffee, some spice, caramel malts, a hint of chocolate, toffee apple, you can taste the booze, some woodiness, not normally into this style but this was very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a cloudy copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is swee and lightly boozy, with notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, licorice, raisins and spices. Taste is again sweet and bold with raisins, custard, apple pie, licorice, booze, dried oranges. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty but sweet

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMarini (7) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
Dark strong espresso balanced by chocolaty malty sweetness. Some alcohol on the nose, along with liquorice and raisins. Very dark, very full bodied and smooth.


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