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Thornbridge Hall Double Scotch Ale

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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (630) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2016
Molto scura con riflessi ramati. Bella schiuma persistente di un beige chiaro. Al naso bel sentore alcolico dato dal whisky, malto, dark fruits. Molto bene la bevuta, intensa con malto, dolcezza ben equilibrata, sentori appena legnosi, alcol e invecchiatura in botte si avvertono bene. Ottima scotch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2386) - CROATIA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of Miro B. Shared with him and JFK10000. Dark amber brown, medium beige head. Malty, caramel, toffee, some fried fruit, sweet, wood. Medium+ bodied. Interesting brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenL8 (60) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2016
Clear dark brown colour, some yeast sediment, tiny layer of foam, almost no carbonation. Aroma: Sweet with lots of brown sugar, caramel/toffee, candi sugar. Definite whisky aromas, nicely malty, a little burnt and even a bit sour. Some herbal notes. Flavour: Seems heavy at first but is actually very mild for a scotch ale. Complex, with a candi sugar sweet mouthfeel, quite bitter, herbal and even some floral notes. Some sour aftertaste. Very malty but beautifully balanced beer. Superb!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1255) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
malty, coffee, toffee aroma with hints of whisky and chocolate; dark brown, ruby reflexes, medium long-lasting off-white foam; medium sweetness and bitterness; medium body, smooth feel, soft carbonation, quite long bittersweet finish; Overall: balanced, tasty, well-hidden alcohol, quite drinkable and yet intense, very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2016
from Drinks of the World, Bern - light hazy brown beer under a creamy dark beige foam; nice lace; light peated aroma of whisky, caramel, cherries and molasses; sweet and full-bodied, fizzy, long aftertaste of caramel, nuts and molasses

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (876) - - JAN 27, 2016
Pours muddy amber brown color, with creamy stable off-white head. Visually medium carbonation. Aroma: rich malt aroma, which takes on toffee, biscuit, supported with aroma of oak, vanilla, whiskey and with aroma of hops, which takes on some dark fruits (cherries, blueberries etc.) Flavor: intense malt flavors, with notes of milk chocolate, toffee, hint caramel, honey, supported with hop flavors, which takes on some dark fruits, with some spicy notes. In the background are some woody (oak), whiskey notes, which are very gentle and steps forward very discrete. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low. My bottle was four days before the end of the best before...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11052) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2016
500ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika more than a year ago. Shared with Finn. Opens with smoke and pours a creamy, fawn-coloured head. Crocheted lacing. Rosewood coloured body with a ruby tint. Roasted malty nose, hints of oak and dark chocolate. Honeyed dark malty flavours, black chocolate, figs and coffee. Piney hints to a relatively rich, mid-sweet ending. Full bodied. Enjoying (New Year tasting session at Finns. Tromsø 05.01.2016).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6281) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2016
Flaske 500ml. spandert av Rune og delt på Nerstranda 5 Jan 16. Mørkebrun. Pent mokkafarget skum med litt lacing. Forsiktig whiskyaroma. Hint av krydder. Smaken det samme. Blir litt søt etter hvert. Godt integrerte smaker. Koseøl.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Cask at WHOAF 2015. It pours darkest brown with a purple hue and thick light tan head. The nose is sweet, oily, cola cubes, candy, Blackpool rock, dark fruits, fruit cake, ashy, jam, plum compote, empire biscuit and some warming whisky vibe. The taste is slick, oily, warming alcohol, bitter-sweet, fruit cake, jammy berry, cherry cola, lowland whisky, chewy malt, Dandelion & Burdock and some warmth on the finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Rich and good depth. Not hugely drinkable, but it has a particularly good aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Nov 2015 - Cask, gravity dispense at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2015, as ’Thornbridge BBA Double Scotch’. Very dark red, still, big dense foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is liquorice, milky vanilla, molasses, a touch meaty. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. taste is molasses, bourbon sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, resin, touch of alcohol. Pretty nice.


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