Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is the big, hearty ’red wine’ of our range. Nine malts are blended to produce layers of caramel, coffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty flavours and these are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to a lingering dry finish. Rich, full bodied. warming and moreish. Stonecutter pairs well with venison, roast beef or lamb, or the heartiest casseroles and stews. For dessert try with a creme brulee or, of course, Scottish shortbread.

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explosivedog (2007) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours brown. Biscuit, sherry, apricot, dried apple, pepper, little funk. Fine.

kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2017
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Draft at Kaapse Maria. Hazy amber brown with a creamish tan head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, malt, caramel, vinous notes, light smoke, light coco powder and raisins. Flavour is heavy sweet and a little sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [18/06/2017]

simontomlinson (758) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Frothy beige head stayed well dark oak coloured, still body. Malt & demerara aroma with plum & berries. Medium bodied. Lightly carbonated, thin on back. Sour berries tastes with plum, cherries, brown sugar & raisins.

metalspice (1209) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 17, 2017
mørk mahogni i fargen med fint skum. Karamell, vanilje noe røykt torv og lett tobakk preger både lukt og smak. Silkemykt

yngwie (17492) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2017
Bottle, at Duggfrisk. A dense, pale beige head forms over an unclear brown body. The aroma has lots of sweetish toffee, with dirt and some chocolate and coffee. It’s full-bodied and quite sweet on the palate, smoothly carbonated, and with toffee and dark sugary sweetness dominating. Some chocolate and coffee chiming in, and there’s a good bitterness as well. Lasting sweet, malty finish. A really pleasant scotch. 160820

thejackpacker (812) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Bottle from beer hawk. It is a red wine of a beer, deeply flavourful and sour. Spicy on the palate. I find it an uncomfortable half way house though of sour and barrel aged. Aroma is very much like port (wine, raisin, molasses). Nice but wouldn’t get again; no doubt exemplary for its style.

Mister_Li (1708) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2017
Leicht trübes, rötliches Bernstein mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, dezent rauchig, nussig, leicht fruchtig, Rumtopf.

berkshirejohn (6857) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
330ml bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A copper coloured pour with a thin cream head; boozy aroma with some sweet grains; sweet caramel and barley sugar taste; and a slightly drier finish with some warmth. Seems more like an old-fashioned barley wine to me.

josanguapo (2156) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2017
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 5x09. Some caramel, specially in nose, with a significant yet not excessive smokyness and a good dose of neutral hops in the finish.

sccp1910 (325) - BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2017 Aroma intenso do malte, com notas de chocolate. Sabor complexo, bem maltado e com notas de whisky. Cor avermelhada e espuma bege, densa e duradoura.

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