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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 299   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4410) - Bergen, - AUG 20, 2012
0.5l bottle from BrewDog Camden. A deep dark lightly cloudy ruby-brown body under a medium sized beige - quite creamy lasting head. Heavy laceworking! Its quite malty on the nose with fruits, sweet caramel, licorice and hints of both chocolate and burned cake. Nice on the aroma. A nice almost creamy texture with a average to soft carbonation level. Definitely malty flavors, a bit nutty as well. Some roasted hints with dry dark caramel and some integrated alcohol in a quite nutty-bitter finish and aftertaste. Quite delicious. 29.07.2012


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3644) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2017
Brown color, off-white head with nice lacework. Aroma has notes of dry fruits, toasted malts and caramelish notes. Flavor with a light sweetness, notes of sweet liquor and toasty with a light bitterness in the final. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1487) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Clear red with white head. Smoked bacon, raisins and caramel. Sweet, roasty and some burn finish. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle. BBE date Feb 2012; Drank Dec 2011 - Dark Red-Amber in colour. Very Malty; caramel, toffee, roasty malts, chocolate, brown sugar, hint of liquorice, some smokiness. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, oranges. Hoppy; slight citric hops; peppery in the finish. Sweet roasty malty and fruity throughout. Rich, smooth and full bodied. Lingering dry finish. Very tasty. Liked this a lot. Nice Scotch Ale! (2011-12-09)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (815) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle 500 ml. Pours dark brown with ruby reflects. Aroma is of brown sugar, roasted malt, alcohol, and dark fruits. Taste features a strong bitterness. A bit thin. Good beer although a bit too bitter for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4049) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy copper body with a thick, lasting, off-white foamy head. Rich malty/hoppy taste with brown sugar, woody, and fruity hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries woody and barley sugar notes. Ends with a moderately warming, bittersweet finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (1077) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2016
I thought I had done this ages ago. Well, here we go. Clear brown copper, with an off-white head thats just a bit too bubbly. Aroma of booze, biscuits and brown sugar. Taste is on the same vein, with malts, biscuits, molasses, nuts and raisins. A whole bloody muesli. Medium body, pleasant to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (703) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 Butelka 330ml. Ciemno -mahoniowy kolor o ladnych rubinowych refleksach. Piana raczej mala ..bezowa ,szybko zanika. W zapachu suszone owoce:rodzynki slodkie rozane aromaty ,slody,karmel i wisnie. W smaku slodkawe z delikatnym wedzonym tlem. Duzo tutaj owocowych akcentow. Alkohol grzeje w przelyk ale nie jest nahalny. Rodzynki toffi i "beczkowe"drewniane nuty...naprawde niezle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2317) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle 33cl. poured into a thistle glass. Clear deep amber, good frothy beige head, receding slowly, heavy lacing; aroma roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasty, burnt caramel, coffee, retronasal hint of smoke; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, coffee, chocolate; medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation; tasty and round winter beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (1091) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Draught @ Cafe Derat. Dark amber cookout, beige creamy head. Tard, maybe even cherry nose. Taste has roasted malts at first, a bit smokey, bitter, gets Brett-y funky in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmctaster (85) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2016 Brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, raisins, and prunes. Taste is raisins and strong scotch flavor at the start. Slight boozy feel


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