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

bottled
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RATINGS: 220   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (377) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark red. Aroma is malt toffee. Taste is big malt, sweet and slight peat. Palate is sweetness followed by mild bitterness. Good scotch ale.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
***Kanske fel på flaskan*** Brun i färgen med litet vitt skum. Doftar sur/sött med choklad malt och vanilj. Tyvärr riktigt syrlig och grönsakig.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (825) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 5, 2013
On tap @ Eureka Cafe and Bar, Dunedin, New Zealand. Appears dark amber-brown with a small off white head. Distinct smoky aromas on top of raisins, nuts, cherries, caramel and hints of moccha and liquorice. Palate is smooth and not too sweet and rich making it quite quaffable for the style. Finishes dryish with an alcoholic presence. Quite a lot going on here and overall very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
500ml bottle pours an amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is caramel with a slight hint of peat. Taste is a slightly smoky presence with a caramel malty sweetness and a pleasant sweet harmony from another vocalist. Medium bodied with a chance of survival.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
13th October 2011
Hazy deep amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is slightly thick and a little soft. Good dose of prickly carbonation. Rich malt, slightly dark in character and a little smoky. Mild malt cream and a brief peach note. Dry finish, sweet malt aftertaste. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber-brown beer with a big light tan head. Rich malt aroma with caramel. Caramel and toffee flavor with light smoke and light chooclate. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and toffee linger with light roast and light chocoalte.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chefinvt (17) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a garnet color with excellent carbonation and head retention. Slight lacing. Clarity is brilliant. Aroma is complex maltiness with a wonderful hit of peat smoked malt, with an amazing hint of blue cheese like earthiness. Tastes of the gods, warm smoky, malty and a trace of new world hops. Finish is rich, warm and pleasant. World class beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (722) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
A decent beer, but nothing special. Pours a thick brown. Smells nutty. Taste is much the same, a little hoppy, nutty. Had in the bottle at New Years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (476) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This beer pours a dark brown almost black color. It has a slightly beer taste and a mild coffee flavor. It is very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle from Scott for my b-day. Aroma and flavor of peat, licorice, and dark fruit, among the breadiness. This is no US-brewed Scotch ale. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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