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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (368) - - FEB 17, 2013
Dark brown and medium head. Malty sweetness. Dark fruit and little to no hop aroma. Dark fruit flavor as well. Still no hops. Lots of caramel and mid malt characteristics. ---Rated via iPhone


3.1
JohananaV2 (159) - - JUL 10, 2017
This is one of my favorite rahr beers, their scotch ale is best on tap. Flavorful strong and a go to beer if your craving something delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
drjay44 (3712) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2017
12 oz. can. Pours medium, light beige, well retained, head with slight lacing over a clear, brown (SRM 22) body.....nose is moderate dried, fruits, light toffee/caramel, mild molasses......taste is lightly sweet with dried fruits, toffee/caramel, mild nuttiness, finishing with mild hop bitterness, balance slightly to the malts.....mouth feel, medium light body, slight alcohol, low carbonation. The finishing hop bitterness is a bit too prominent for the style, other than that the aromas and flavors are quite nice. BJCP 8/3/12/4/6

3.7
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Mahogany pour from can. Sweet leaning...toffee, vanilla, plumb and dark pit fruits. Equal nose and flavor and good body. A touch of peat and this is awesome.

3.5
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Can. Dark auburn. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, toffee, bit of roast. Nice palate. Caramel and a bit roasty in the flavor

2.7
islay (2764) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2016
4 oz. pour, on tap at The Ginger Man in Austin, Texas. Consumed on 11-6-16. Hazy, dark but shiny amber. Beige head. Caramel and carrot juice scents. Pleasant enough, simple, malty taste. Pretty generic in flavor but works okay. Old-fashioned craft beer. Sweeter than ideal for me. Light body. Frothy and smooth in the palate. Easy to drink. Forgettable.

4.1
Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Deep dark cherry in color, flimsy beige head, kinda fizzy in appearance like a cola. Aroma of sweet tea leaves, tobacco, dark fruity malts and caramel... Smells bold and clean. Lots of caramel, toffee, light roast coffee and notes of mint. Crisp on the tongue initially but leads to a bit of a fuller bodied, lingering finish of malty yumminess. Well masked alcohol.

3.3
markducommun (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deeper mahogany brown, quite clear. Light tan head. Strong caramel nose, some light grains and grassiness. Round sweetness, a bit of bitterness. Medium body, quite clean. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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BrownPaperBags (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Awesome scotch ale. Pours a very deep amber with little to no head and very little lacing as you drink it. The aroma is that of sarsparilla or a root beer smell, followed by an definite caramel aroma and just a hint of vanilla. The taste is very similar to the aroma, it starts off like a childhood memory, a simple glass of root beer on a summer night. Then it quickly transitions into a caramel creaminess again with the hint of vanilla. The mouthfeel, although a seemingly medium bodied beer, is quite full. With the powerful bubbles lingering on the tongue for quite awhile. This is a great example of scotch ale.

3.4
SG111 (1824) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Tap at the source. Pours black, mild head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, a Stout heavy scotch ale. Flavor is similar. Flavor is caramel, roasted malts. Solid actually.

3.5
Beachmaster (558) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2016
On draught. Pours a clear medium brown, with a small white head. No lacing. Nose is faint aroma of caramel. Taste is faint caramel and cocoa. Not awful, but nothing special. Doesn’t look or taste like a proper wee heavy.


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