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


on tap

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (5573) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
Fra flaske p Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland lmesse): rdlig rav med ok skum. Braroma og smag med lav bitterhed og myk balance. Saftig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8770) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear deep amber with a small creamy head. Malty aroma, raisins and caramel. Taste is light sweet, more dry herbal and fruity hops, lingering dry finish, high carbonated, slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a clear auburn brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, toffee, toasted bread, earthy, raisins, some additional ripe fruits, decent Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (1453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
500ml bottle at Jameys. Pours a clear dark copper with a weak tan head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, some woody notes. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, hoppy bitter, roasted malt. Hoppy bitter, roasted malt aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Pours cloudy brown with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch, hazelnut and light citrus. Taste is sweet, mild burnt butter, light bitter finish. Body is light and creamy with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (673) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Dark reddish. Aroma is fruity yeasters, mostly pear. Taste is malt, caramel, raisins, some wood and some vanilla. Taste is ok, but the aroma is like a dubbel. Not what I expect from a scotch....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (3951) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016

Lukt: Bringebr, malt og karamell.
Utseende: Mrk rd.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Rosin og karamell.
Hvor: [email protected] kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected]%, N[email protected]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nj_lee (41) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
I loved this. Big and malty with a fantastic complexity. Really outstanding stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20519) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours clear ruby with a foamy, off-white head. RIch malty aroma, with notes of toffee and ripening fruits. Medium sweet flavour with bitter grains, some oily pine, bread. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sugary on the finish, with more toasted bread, sweet dried fruits. OK stuff on the whole.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (2207) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Aroma winey, fruity, cheery, bit malty in the back. Dark copper color, poor head, nice lacing. Taste - in front wooden and cheery, very nice. The end is malty, sweet. Was hoping for more tartness and harshness. There is some of it in the aftertaste. Nice medium body, quite drinkable.

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