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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: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


reviled's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reviled (13) - Auckland, - FEB 19, 2009
Pours dark with a minimal head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, caramel, toffee, lots of things going on here. Taste is roasted malt with a nice bitterness. Toffee, raisins, choc and some hints of smoke. Awesome mouthfeel, nice and thick. A really unique beer!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
Pours nutty brown. Aroma is malty, sweet, toffee, caramel. Taste is balanced, malty, toffee, caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2016
Clear, deep copper body with a long-lived, eggnog head that leaves some lacing. Sweet, malty and quite strong aroma of lots of sweet caramel, lightly roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Some spiciness in the back. Strong flavour of sweet caramel, lightly roasted malt and caramelised almonds, with alcohol and anise and other spices with hints of christmas in the back. Moderate sweet taste with a long and moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Light malty dry finish. Lovely!
[33 cl bottle enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1552) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : dark red with a small off-white head. Aroma : smoked meat, caramel, dried fruits, cherry, plums and woodchips. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): rødlig rav med ok skum. Bæraroma og smag med lav bitterhed og myk balance. Saftig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear deep amber with a small creamy head. Malty aroma, raisins and caramel. Taste is light sweet, more dry herbal and fruity hops, lingering dry finish, high carbonated, slick mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a clear auburn brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, toffee, toasted bread, earthy, raisins, some additional ripe fruits, decent Scotch Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
500ml bottle at Jamey’s. Pours a clear dark copper with a weak tan head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, some woody notes. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, hoppy bitter, roasted malt. Hoppy bitter, roasted malt aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3745) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Pours cloudy brown with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch, hazelnut and light citrus. Taste is sweet, mild burnt butter, light bitter finish. Body is light and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (410) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Dark reddish. Aroma is fruity yeasters, mostly pear. Taste is malt, caramel, raisins, some wood and some vanilla. Taste is ok, but the aroma is like a dubbel. Not what I expect from a scotch....

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (3150) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016

Lukt: Bringebær, malt og karamell.
Utseende: Mørk rød.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Rosin og karamell.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@7%, Når@21.05.2016


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