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Thornbridge Hall Double Scotch Ale

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle from McHughs to celebrate 1000 ratings. Pours Chestnut brown with reddish hue. Off white tan foam head. Nose is oak, wood, raisins, cocoa, roasted malt, tannin notes. Flavour is toffee malts, Christmas cake, raisins with a dry wood finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice rounded, balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2585) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Cask at 33rd Old Ale fest at White Horse, Parsons Green, London. A dark brown/amber coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, caramel, dark fruit, slight chocolate. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Gravity cask at the WHOAF 2015 - London. Pours clear brown-amber with a creamy beige head. Rich malty aroma, lots of dried fruits, berries, figs, toffee. Medium sweet flavor with hints of peat, toasted wood, dry toffee, leathery berries, grainy bread. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lots of toasty malts, hints of peat, alcohol, semi-dark fruits, berries, raisins. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Gravity dispense at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 19/11/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is rich malt, light cocoa, dark fruit shreds, spice, subtle whisky notes. Taste comprises sweet malt, fruit loaf, caramel, toasted brown sugar, bourbon licks, figs, toffee. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Decent for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8414) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours ddark amber with a creamy tan head, lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, wood, dark fruit, mild whisky. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, wood, little dark fruit, little spice, cinnamon, whisky notes. Medium body, average carbonation. 061015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, light spicy and light whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 061015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle, 8.5%. Clear dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, herbs and little smoke. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, notes of whiskey, toasted, herbs, oak, hop, sweet, dark fruit and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich malt, chocolate, fruits, caramel, whisky, wood and hops. Nice and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
Fonefan 280215. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Flavour is whiskey, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol, oak, dried fruits, wood, chocolate. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (8705) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle picked up at Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham and consumed at home Thursday 6th August 2015 Brown in colour in fact with a distinct ruby red glow, the head is foamy and light beige. Some bitter bonfire toffee but boozy, the barrel ageing comes through, Loz gets smokiness in mouth and copper coins on the nose. I am hugely underwhelmed by this beer at a rather steep £9.99 a bottle I was expecting something much better. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0

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