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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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fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, berries. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dried fruity, spicy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and dark caramelish. Sweet fruity, yeasty and caramelish. Lingering fruity and yeasty into the finish.

Ungstrup (38587) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a light tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and a bit of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and caramel as well as light notes of bread, leading to a dry spicy finish.

joergen (29353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange red coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of berries.
Fruity finish.

Travlr (26211) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft at Draft House. Deep dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel. Taste is chocolate covered caramel.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of blutt59. Pours an orangey brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet roasted nose, some dark dried fruits. Medium body, carbonation is a little low, Overripe dark dried fruits, quite some roast and an edge of tartness. No real bitterness but some lingering alcohol notes. 220611

Ferris (16696) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Draft - Caramel and light grains. Dark clear amber with a beige head. Light and sweet whiskey notes, with grains and a bit of sweet caramel. Nice and spot on for style.

bhensonb (15841) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours really dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Rich, nutty dark roast malt aroma. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is nutty, smokey, dark malt. Seems to be some hop bitter as well. Not at all sweet. Grabs at the finish - strong flavors. Just excellent.

djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a dark amber with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is a bready malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel wtih caramel and roast. Easy to drink a very good scotch ale from Rahr.

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/amber - white head. Raisins, chocolate, ryebread, nutty, yeasty notes, red berries, sweetness, light caramel,dried fruits. OK.

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