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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Rahr’s Iron Thistle - Scotch Ale

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3.5
jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Dark brown amber color with only the barest of beige heads. Big malty, molasses and dried fruit nose. This is a very smooth beer with big malty sweetness, caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, faint smoke and rich peat. There is some sweetened chocolate in the finish, with a nice warming alcohol sensation to it. This is a very sweet, accessible Scotch ale.

3.3
schlitzfaced (92) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
poured from bottle into glass. Pours a deep amber almost black in color. starts with about a two finger head which dissipates quickly. aroma is Carmel and sweet. Finishes very smooth. Not a bad ale.

3.6
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a darkish brown, lots of nice malts on the nose and tongue. Solidddddd

3.4
sjohnny (636) - - APR 2, 2013
Sweet malty aroma with scents of molasses and prunes. Pours a very dark almost black amber with a thick light tan head. Sweet dark fruits. Medium bodied. Very smooth and sweet with just a hint of crisp earthy bitterness on the finish. Well balanced. Very nice drinking beer.

4
DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber color with a 1/2 inch taupe colored head. Nice aroma of milk chocolate liqueur. The moutfheel is not adequate for the style. Not watery, but not all the way creamy either. The flavors are nice. A lot of chocolate and some Christmas pull candy. I really enjoy this beer. Not true to style, but good nonetheless.

3.7
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
This is a great-looking beer. With a deep, dark brown color and a light brown head that leaves behind some really sexy lacing, it looks thick, with carbonation forming on the sides of the glass, rising slowly to the surface with every movement. It smells malty, but not roasted, not sweet, and not dry - more slightly smoky, reminiscent but not strong of peat. It’s really neat on the palate, with a cool, chocolate-like spiciness with a touch of smoke that persists into the finish. Again, it’s not sweet, but the peatiness spices things up really well and keeps it from feeling too cloying. This is a beer that’s full, but light-palated and offers a body that’s supple, but doesn’t muddy up your taste buds. All-around, it’s a modest, but well-brewed and well-balanced Scotch Ale that’s smooth, easy to drink, and flavorful.

3.1
jlh2487 (2) - atoka, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2013 does not count
This is an awesome beer. Tastes very sweet, almost like there’s aspartame in it. Not bitter.

3.7
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
caramel, roast, mild bitterness, chocolate. quite sweet. medium-bodied, smooth. dry

3.9
dlihcsnatas (745) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Poured up a very dark brown with little head. Smells of chocolate malts. Tastes very thick with chocolate malts and a hint of caramel and hops. This is the first brew from Rahr & Sons that I will be buying again and again.

3.7
vipinvelp (4430) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
Clear dark ruby with small ligh brown foam head. Aroma is dark coffee, taste is nice bitter, coffee and bitvsweet caramel. Lasting bitter ftertaste, coffee dominated. (Velp 201302)


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