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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: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (415) - PORTUGAL - APR 27, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9E, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch Unknown. AROMA: mild whisky barrel aroma with notes of toffee, sweet coffe and chocolate. APPEARANCE: ruby body with orange highlights and translucent. medium tanned head with good retention. some lacing present and alcohol derived viscosity. TASTE: nice flavour of coffee, chocolate and a note of toffe, all combined with a whiskey flavour and slight barrel touch. medium-low bitterness with semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium-low carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth noticeable. OVERALL: a very good an complex "scotch" ale aged in whiskey barrels that lends it a special touch. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (365) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 31, 2015
Deep, deep brown and ruby, bordering on black, medium strong beige creamy head, nice lacing, decent lasting, large sediment. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruits, oak, some roasted aroma as well. Taste is moderate+ sweet caramel, toffee, heather and burnt wood, some roasted malts, dark fruits, oak and whiskey. Dry roasted bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium to full bodied and moderate carbonation, creamy sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (216) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle@Kerho, Tampere, Finland. Spicy flavors like cardamom, mint and cherry dominate, but there are also some sweet malts and licorice. Smooth and balanced, though light/medium body is too light for this style. Very high quality and tasty product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. An almost clear one, dark amber in color and with a creamy beige head of moderate size. It’s quite malty on the nose, with toffee, some dried fruits and a faint roasted touch. Some influence from the barrel too, both in the aroma and in the flavor. There’s a little alcohol warmth in the mouth, with a pleasant carbonation. Full body. Roasted malts, toffee and some coffee hints. Lasting finish. A really fine specimen, perhaps a bit warming though. 150228

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7607) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Amber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, lasting. Yeasty, hoppy aroma, a bit sharp. Sweet flavor, sharp spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (3743) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at The Carnival Tasting in Ulfborg Denmark 2015-02-28. Malty caramel fruity aroma. Chocolate, caramell whiskey flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Carnival Tasting in Ulfborg 2015-02-28. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, chocolate, vanilla, spicy notes, some hay. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, vanilla, whisky notes, toffee, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (312) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Soft oaked malty, bready spice aroma with bergamot head. Flavour is deep, slightly spiced and woody with old whisky connotations. There is an intriguing dryness to the palate and a little marmitesque flavour going on. Overall, good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015

Bottle 500ml. @ Carnival Tasting 2015, Denmark.

[ As Thornbridge Hall Double Scotch Ale ].
Clear medium brown - red amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, spicy malt, spicy - almost like pumpkin or pumpkin spices. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet spices, pumpkin or some alike spices, caramel, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150228]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 1, 2015
light parfumed Heather,brown, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, light sweet malty wkisky finish.

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