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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale

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Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Had on tap at the brewery during July 2009. Pours a darker brown with a creamy head. Smells of malt with a little smoke. Taste is sweet malt with some peat and smoke. This is not a very heavy beer and is very drinkable for a scotch ale. This is the only time I ever saw this beer, but I would drink it again if it became a seasonal or year-round offering.

kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Pours dark, dark... Almst black. The off white head doesn’t come to the party. Rasted malt aroma. Slightly nutty. A little honey and molasses sweetness. Coffee undertones. Cocoa finish. Big balls in cowtown!

blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Cask, thanks to mar and eric for the headsup, dark brown with tight creamy foam, aroma and
flavors of nutty chocolate with a slight whiskey taste on the finish

mar (5446) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
on cask at the gingerman in Plano with ericandersnavy. deep brown with Ruby hints cream head. nose is rich malts, light smoke and peat. nice on the palate with a peaty smoke flavor and some caramel fruits.

Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
cask at ginger man plano. poured dark amber and ruby with a beige head. aroma was caramel and dark fruit. flavor much the same. body was was heavy and slick with little to no carbonation.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Malty floral aroma. Small white head. Bronze coloured rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a crisp and slightly dry lasting malt finish.

angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle. Dark ruby brown pour with tiny tan head. Nose is caramel, smoke, earth, light BBQ, licorice. Flavor is BBQ, brown sugar, plums, medium roast, and light to medium earth. Full mouthfeel.

Original: On tap. Dark reddish brown pour. Aroma is meaty, malt. Flavor is smoky, woody, brown sugar. Quite smoky. 7/4/7/3/15

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
I loved this. I can’t decide whether I like this or the Belhaven better. I had them back to back and I still can’t decide. This beer leaves a fantastic taste in your mouth for literal minutes after each sip. Apparently I’m a Rahr fanboy now.

KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Tap at brewery.
Pours a thick, dark mahogany with a nice, off-white head. Aroma is almost non-existent, but what little I could detect pointed in the direction of raisin and malt with a touch of sweetness.. Flavor is very approachable smoky peated malt with a smoky sugar finish. Mouthfeel is thick and gooey. A very enjoyable and approachable scotch ale.

travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Tap at the Gingerman. The smell is malts, caramel, fruits, and bread. The look is red to brown in color with a low beige colored head. The taste is sweet, bread, toast, malts, caramel, and some fruits. Nice.

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