Iron Thistle - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
Rahr Iron Thistle
Pours dark brown with a slight off white head. Head quickly comes back to life with a gentle swirl of the beer. The beer is dark and mystic, deep in color.
Aroma is sweet and malty, a lot of caramel in the aroma.Some molasses like aromas.
Very sweet and rich, almost but not quite cloying. Burnt toast at the finish.
Mouthfeel is rich and full.
Really enjoyable beer, I like how smooth and rich it is. A great representation of the style in my opinion.
03-08-2014 20:50:18 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
3.48/5 rDev -10.1%
A- Pours very dark brown, almost black with an off-white head
S- The smell was very unique, peaty & earthy but not in a pleasant way. I was almost wondering if the bar did not clean the lines recently, but of course I have no way of knowing.
T- Tasted like a cross between a wee heavy and porter. It was decent, but nothing memorable
M- The mouthfeel was very true to style, being sticky and medium-bodied.
O- Decent. I need to try this again, except not on tap. I'm thinking it may be better from a bottle.
02-10-2014 16:40:07 | More by Can_has_beer
3.86/5 rDev -0.3%
Down the middle pour brings a light tanned head and a dark body with plenty of ruby coming forth when held up to the light.
Big malty nose of sweet chocolate, light smoke, roast, and cherry.
Plenty of carbonation on this for the first few minutes. Roast and chocolate lead with underlying smoke.
Really enjoy the chocolate malt going on. Great Scotch Ale.
01-23-2014 16:48:04 | More by MattSweatshirt
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: Massive, dense tan head with excellent persistence crowns a nearly opaque amber body.An abundance of Belgian-like lacing adorns the glass wall.
Aroma: Dark, mildly peaty and smoky malt notes utterly dominate the aroma, although there is an abundance of caramel as well.
Taste: Opens with a wave of dark caramel, and and earthy peat flavor. As the taste progresses, wood and smoke flavors appear. Late in the taste, there is bitter cocoa as well, and a bit of coffee. Finishes with moderate, lingering burnt caramel, and peaty earthiness.
Mouth feel: Smooth, rich, very full and pleasant, with just a hint of carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Seems a bit off-style, the grains seem over-toasted.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
01-15-2014 00:18:52 | More by Pegasus
4.24/5 rDev +9.6%
A-Dark color with a reddish tint with a tan head that fade fast
S-Roast Aurora and a sweet malt smell and SME hops present
T- malt sweetness with a hop bitterness in the aftertaste that is supported by a good roastes malt flavor
M- medium body with medium carbonation
O-Great beer I see why it won a medal at the GABF
01-09-2014 00:23:01 | More by a0lbudman
Iron Thistle from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.