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


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Enjoyed via a bottle at Stubby's in Milwaukee. Pours a reddish gold with a medium white/lacy head. Aroma is heavy on scotch and with some peat. Taste is slightly smoked; honey, charred wood and scotch. Aftertaste is woodsy and light with a slow burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (5392) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26447) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3988) - 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 FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, collaboration no. 22, bouteille 9 759 de 120 000, de et avec Philippe Boutin, savoure le 13 janvier 2017; nez : lger whisky, trs lger iode, trs lger tourbe, myrique baumier; bouche : lger whisky, trs lger iode, trs lger tourbe, myrique baumier, finale en tourbe avec prsence de myrique baumier, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, lgrement sucre, mince; en rsum : intressante

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1621) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JohnRMurdoch (4794) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4334) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4667) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6273) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
75cl bottle at the Shrewsbury Beer Share, 16th Sep 15, thanks to Mike for this offering. Brown pour with no head worthy of note. Herbal Whisky overall feel to the basic Fraoch Heather Ale, I found it both interesting and different. Although not a huge Whisky drinker the aroma and flavour seemed to suit the 11% ABV, the Sherry casks might have helped to calm any harshness from the Whisky and the mild woody hints just added to the overall enjoyment for me. A very pleasant beer all round.

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