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Thornbridge Hall Double Scotch Ale

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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Scotch Ale
Bakewell, England
Serve in Thistle

bottled
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This smooth and rich Scotch ale has been matured for a year in Auchentoshan Scotch Whisky casks. It pours a deep mahogany with an off-white head. The aromas are a complex blend of subtle, perfumed notes of heather, hints of whisky, bonfire toffee, fresh coffee and milk chocolate. Our ’Double’ Scotch is a genuine expression of maltness, with the rich sweet malt marrying perfectly with gentle oak and whisky flavours.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2099) - NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours very dark, almost black in glass, huge dense creamy tanned head. Smell of smooth lowland whisky, spice, hints of cocoa and vanilla, oak, toffee and dark malts. Medium sweet, dark malts, oak, whisky, toffee, quite subtile balanced. Moderate bitter,soil and earth. Quite enjoyable, the whisky infusion is very nice. As a whisky lover i have to say that Auchentoshan is not anywhere near a favouite, but it worked well here. Quite impressive brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
Rich rust-cream head over fully opaque brown beer with garnet reflections. First smoked/phenolic, then immediately chocolate. I do indeed detect hints of heather, dry wood and ashes, coffeemilk, shampoo. Dry, bitter, whisky, tar, alcohol(heat) and chocolate; hops in the finish. Bitterish-burnt caramel. Delicate roast/sweet balance, very well managed. Well-bodied, rich velvety feel, seems well-carbonated. Excellent beer - one for the holidays.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Dark reddish brown colour with amazing fluffy beige coloured head on top. Aroma has oak, red berries, toffee, whisky and some nuts. Taste at first has lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Then comes whisky and toffee. Quite sweet but very soft flavours. Full body with low carbonation. Exceptional brew from Thornbridge!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2014
bottle pour sample at beergeek pivoteka in prague. rich shade of ruby red with a faint head; aroma of vanilla malt, nougat, only a faint whisky tinge; quite sweet, slightly sticky character imparted by the whisky, vanilla finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3453) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @olutexpo 2014. Deep mahogany color, thick off white head. Aroma is sweet dark fruity, plums? Flavor has toffee, caramel, mild smokiness, pumpkin. Long fruity finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, malt, some vanilla and caramel. Also some light notes of hops. A good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1608) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
SWBF 2014. Pours a dark brown with a compact off white head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, raisins, figs and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, raisins, figs vanilla and honey. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled@Pub Winston Festival. Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is spices, anise, some yeast and also mild toasted notes. Flavour is caramel, spices, yeast and some mild toasted notes along with some raisins. Balanced, but nothing all too special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Ginger Man. Dark brown with orange, fine head. Soft chocolate fudge nose, caramel, treacle, raisin and prune. Rich flavor of dried fruit and treacle, some smoke. Bitter, burnt caramel finish, umami. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Deep burgundy brown with a huge beige head. Sweet toffee, milky aroma. More depth as it warms up in the mouth with hints of whisky and vanilla oakiness plus with herbs balancing the sweet toffee. Interesting, even if on the sweet side.


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