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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This 11% abv version of our Fraoch is matured in ex-sherry casks previously used to mature Auchentoshan single malt. Brewed as an 11% Fraoch Heather Ale then matured in ex-sherry & single malt whisky casks giving a rich creamy brew, full of notes of sherry & barley wine with a wood & whisky finish.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Poured to a golden amber body with an off white hesd. Aroma was heavily auchentoshan scotch. Peat and caramel. Lots of sherry notes. Very much a sherry scotch and very little beer. I would have liked to see more of the heather shine through. Medium bodied. Surprising that it didn’t seem like 11%.


2.4
Inbreak (6408) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2017
15.02.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ RBNG14:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet spiced, caramel malts, oak, grass, hay, toffee, whisky, heather. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, peat, leather, hay, whisky, sugar, almond essence. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Meh!

3.8
mr_h (5843) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2017
750ml bottle (bb 31 Dec 2020) at home on 26 Dec 2016, present from JohnRMurdoch and shared with JohnRMurdoch and Stuartyboy, whisky, vanilla, malty aroma, amber with a thin off-white head, whisky, vanilla, caramel flavour, viscous.

3.7
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Bottled (Triple TV Sports Saturday tasting with the gang). Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is peated, some whisky, dried dark fruits, sweet malts and alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, some smoked notes, mild juniper, peated notes as well as some caramel and a bit herbal notes too. Sweetish, but age has mellowed it out.

3.4
GRM (4143) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2017 Brown bottle, 750 ml, collaboration no. 22, bottle 9,759 of 120,000, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on June 23 2016; nose: light whisky, slight iodine, slight peat, sweet gale; mouth: light whisky, slight iodine, slight peat, sweet gale, finale in peat with presence of sweet gale, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, thin; overall: interesting FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, collaboration no. 22, bouteille 9 759 de 120 000, de et avec Philippe Boutin, savourée le 13 janvier 2017; nez : léger whisky, très léger iode, très léger tourbe, myrique baumier; bouche : léger whisky, très léger iode, très léger tourbe, myrique baumier, finale en tourbe avec présence de myrique baumier, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, mince; en résumé : intéressante

4.2
Stuartyboy (1753) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle shared with Mr_H and John R Murdoch a hazy amber brown beer with fruity whisky aroma flavour is sweet fruity with berry notes from sherry casks woody and whisky notes sweet woody finish

1.2
JohnRMurdoch (5000) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2016
750ml bottle from Jenners Loch Lomond. Been in cupboard for 4 years. Chestnut brown, not much head. Strong whiskey aroma. Sweet whiskey flavour. Strong sweet smoked alcohol aftertaste. Not worth the wait.

3.5
daje (4436) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle at Haket, august 2nd 2016. Amber body with a small head. Aroma of peated whisky, floral hops and malt. Taste is smoked and boozy, whisky notes are clear here, with sweet biscuity malt. Oak, whisky and caramel in finish. Very unique, big.

3.8
Palme (4816) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2016
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. Super aroma on this one! Loaded with honey sweetness and sticky buttery caramel - in a good way. Smoke with wood and whisky. Really pleasant to smell at this. It has a near clear deep golden looking looks and a sidesticking just off-white head. Lots of flavor also! Well hidden ABV at first but it seeks up a warning tingling thang in the back of the throat in the swallow. Just loaded with honey and heather. Some wood, lots of sticky caramel and some vanilla hints. Loaded with flavor. 15.02.2014

3.5
Boutip (6486) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty dark beige color ale with a dirty brown color head with OK retention and not much lacing. Aroma of smoky peats notes with singular grainy malt notes. Taste is also a mix of smoky undertones with light peat and wet leather notes is singular. Light Sherry notes were also perceptible with an herbal finish. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Singular beer that I am glad I tried but not sure I would go back to this again.

3.6
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. From old notes. Stout brown. Some fruit and spice, but mostly peaty oak. Distinctive berry sweetness. Interesting.


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