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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reviled (13) - Auckland, - FEB 19, 2009
Pours dark with a minimal head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, caramel, toffee, lots of things going on here. Taste is roasted malt with a nice bitterness. Toffee, raisins, choc and some hints of smoke. Awesome mouthfeel, nice and thick. A really unique beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (903) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 17, 2017
mrk mahogni i fargen med fint skum. Karamell, vanilje noe rykt torv og lett tobakk preger bde lukt og smak. Silkemykt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16983) - 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. Its 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 theres a good bitterness as well. Lasting sweet, malty finish. A really pleasant scotch. 160820

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thejackpacker (374) - 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 wouldnt get again; no doubt exemplary for its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1292) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2017
Leicht trbes, rtliches Bernstein mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, dezent rauchig, nussig, leicht fruchtig, Rumtopf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (1555) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sccp1910 (244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1253) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle - pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is dried fruit, caramel toffee and a bit smokey. Taste is sweet toffee and dried fruit. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Redish brown colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, nuts. Taste is burnt caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisins, caramelissed almonds, bitter, slightly spicy. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3710) - 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.

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