overall
94
93
style
Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Thistle

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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MXD's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - DEC 27, 2011
Pours copper. Slightly hazy. Good and long lasty creme head. Aroma is mainly about caramel and grass. Taste is... surprisingly rich. It’s obviously a malt-driven brew, which brings up lots of caramel and even fruit notes. Somewhat dusty, in a good way. A bit too sweet (the only thing i can say against this, really). Not much hops profile, but the beer itself doesn’t suffer. Brought at the LCBO. I don’t know if it was a random pick but... wow. Best scotch ale I haven’t drank for a while.


3.2
explosivedog (1288) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours brown. Biscuit, sherry, apricot, dried apple, pepper, little funk. Fine.

3.2
kermis (13882) - The Hague / Amsterdam, 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]

3.5
simontomlinson (432) - 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.

3.5
SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2017
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3.9
metalspice (1002) - 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

3.8
yngwie (17078) - 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

3.4
thejackpacker (479) - 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.

3.7
Mister_Li (1413) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2017
Leicht trübes, rötliches Bernstein mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, dezent rauchig, nussig, leicht fruchtig, Rumtopf.

3.1
berkshirejohn (6533) - 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.

3
josanguapo (1735) - 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.


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