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

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Clear amber/redish color with great head. Scotch bitterness with some nice caramel bitterness. Burnt malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10784) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hopy aroma. Dark fruit notes. MOderate bitter nice caramellic flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. NIce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 10, 2011
Flöska. Clear red-brown with a nice big beige head, good lacing. Sweet toasty caramel dark fruity pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Pleasant toasty caramel and malty flavour with dark fruit, bit spice, light smoke. Very nice Scotty ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6603) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle. It pours clear reddish brown with a creamy steady egg white head. Aroma is dark fruit, light spices, chestnut, loads of caramel, toffee and an underlying sweet cookie thing. The flavour is light smokey, with notes of sweet caramel, sweet dark fruit, malt and light tobacco. Rich malty and caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Orange-brown chestnut colour with a lovely, staying, creamy, off-white head. Great malty aroma, caramel, red apple, mild crispy, biscuity, light fruity hops. Light hay. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and still kinda light mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness, caramel base, mild rye, some spiciness, mild peppery hops bit with good dryness. Good fruitiness with oranges and light raspberrues. Fine Scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at home. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, cookies, dried fruits and hops. Fruity flavour of caarmel, hops, dried fruitsssss and berries with notes of marzipan. Dry hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
Flaske: Flot mahognirød øl med et tæt lækkert skumhoved. Næsten helt klar kun en anelse dis. Duften er meget frugtet og enormt maltet. Smagen er igen domineret af malt og frugt, men ikke som en barleywine. Meget lækker og drikbar, men også meget fyldende, både i munden og maven. Flot øl.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cloudy mahogany colour with no head. Aroma of burnt malt. Tastes of burnt malt with a coffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber - offwhite head. Red berries, high malty, medium hoppy, fruity, caramel, amber malts, light bitterness, resin, grassy, ryebread. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1754) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2010
Might be the best Scotch Ale I’ve every had? A modern take perhaps with heaps of lifted and well defined cola, milk chocolate and mild roast. Particularly forceful aromas. Palate is dry by comparison but has a nice earthy bitter touch. I can see why it is ranked so highly.


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