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

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12181) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle. Chestnut brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, spices, bitter and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and toffee. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and alcohol. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Overall, another Scotch ale. Flavor is nutty and somewhat roasted. Finish is a touch bitter. Not a fantastic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Sweet and lightly smoky nose, with some dark fruit and a touch of toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of raisins, moderate smoke, lots of peat, very minerally.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber, tan edge head. Aroma of caramel and pepper. taste is butterscotch and pepper. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11958) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light peat. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, light smoke. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a slightly hazy reddish orange color with a ring of head. Aroma is clay and crayon with a bit of paint. Flavor is nutty and dry, roasted in the lightest sense with some smoked peated notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14457) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, caramel, malt, wood and hops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dbgnz (1) - Waiheke Island, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2011 does not count
Favourite Renaissance brew. Enjoyed at Dodsons. Great malty, caramel, dark cocoa chocolate notes. Great changes between nose, taste and aftertaste. Woody floral nose. Fuller bodied, creamy, long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark amber with a creamy light coffee head. Aroma of sweetish malt with perhaps a touch of peat. Near full bodied. Flavors are anise, toffee, chocolate and a lot of roast malt. Don’t think there’s smoke though. Finishes on the sweet side, but not sticky. Fairly complicated stuff.


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