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


on tap

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RATINGS: 291   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malm, - MAR 8, 2013
***Kanske fel p flaskan*** Brun i frgen med litet vitt skum. Doftar sur/stt med choklad malt och vanilj. Tyvrr riktigt syrlig och grnsakig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (1043) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmctaster (81) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4844) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2016
10.11.2016, 0,33l bottle @ local tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, weeds, sugar, slightly smoked caramel malts, bark, raisins, sap, minerals. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, weeds, sap, burnt caramel, grass, bark, minerals, slightly smoked caramel malts, raisins, paper, cardboard. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (870) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. Nose is brown sugar, brown bread, prunes, caramel, toffee, berry. Taste is prunes, toffee, raisin, treacle, sweet malt. Slick Mouthfeel, decent scotch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5535) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep red-hued clear brown body with a medium off-white head. Nose is raisins, nuts, prunes, caramel and hints of walnuts, deep malty notes and brown bread. Taste is caramel, raisins, smoke, brown bread and hints of nougat, nuts and prunes. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely, tasty and classic scotch ale from Renaissance, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerGantzel (336) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Very sweet, well tasting scotch ale. Brown reddish appearance. Notes of caramel and fruits. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4289) - Sofia, BULGARIA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle. Clear dark chestnut color with a lasting khaki head. Aroma is nice and rich, with pear smoke, ham sandwich, toffee, vanilla, and chocolate. The flavor is dry and smoky, only mild caramel and toffee sweetness. Surprisingly drinkable considering, with a good active carb level. Really interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itsumishi (45) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
Poured from a pint bottle. Pours a deep brownish red toffee colour. Aroma is big on malts but isnt overpowering. Toffee, toast, caramel, scotch, wood. Taste is big sweet right from the start that carries through the middle with light unami joining in the middle and a medium bitter finish. A light alcohol kick comes with the bitter. Palate is a bit light for a scotch ale and not as oily as I usually enjoy. Carbonation is medium and pleasant. A decent well made and balanced drop, well suited to those starting out in the world of scotch ales and other stronger beers; but not enough kick or booze for my taste in that world.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, grape, bubble gum. Flavor is burnt caramel, brown sugar, black licorice and ash. Finish is dark grape, light tartness, red and black cherry. Lingering earth and fruit. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Solid!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (343) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2016
500ml bottle BB Jan 2017 Spicy clove malty nose. Poured chestnut brown with creamy head. Sweet slightly cloying upfront with strong cloves aftertaste. Also got a slight oxidized cardboard note which is odd give BB is Jan 2017 A good beer to have with desert or with some oat cookies/cakes by the fire.

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