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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This Barrel-Aged version of our Scotch-Style ale is matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to add layers of complexity to its rich, malty flavor profile. Notes of vanilla, oak and bourbon from the barrels combine with the beer’s profile of caramel and toffee to make this an utterly unique beer that we think you’ll love. Enjoy it now or let it mature in the bottle for years to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4813) - Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
woah this was sweet. It was complex and great barrel flavors and all that . but waayyyyyy too sweet. I want to hook up a brewery i support but this was undrinkable after 6 ozs. Sorry bruh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (2077) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, bourbon, raisins, honey. Taste is caramel, bourbon, raisins, citrus, dates, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2879) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours murky deep brown with flat light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, toffee. Taste is boozy sweet with vanilla, toffee, dried fruit. Body is rich and sweet with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Des vents de caramel vanillé envahissent la place immédiatement, tout se passe comme prévu. Le corps onctueux transporte sur ses courbes les sucres martelés par le bourbon chaud. Avec une telle bière de base, difficile de se tromper....Surtout si on s’appelle Alesmith.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Big bottle thanks to Johan (non ratebeer). Sampled on October 31, 2014.
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, raisins, light smoked, caramel taste. Sweet, caramel, raisin aftertaste. Medium to high CO2 fizzy mouthfeel. Also vanilla, bourbon taste and aftertaste. Sweet, some alcohol, raisin, vanilla, bourbon scent. Lovely nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (357) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark brown almost black with no head. Strong wiskey smell. Taste smooth with some scotch notes. Really good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8187) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bomber - 2009 vintage. Super dark brown pour. Oily looking. Wood and vanilla. Super smooth. Lower carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (671) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2014 bottle. Aroma is milder with expected and features sweet and boozy bourbon and toffee sweetness. Murky dark mahogany-amber in color. Smooth-as-silk taste of very moderate bourbon (surprising since this beer is not even a year old), decadent caramel and toffee with faint baked brown sugar. A dry burnt barley taste becomes prominent late with a sweet-yet-woody finish. Very good, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2895) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle from a guy who packed a box. Nose is toffee, vanilla, booze, fruity, slightly grape with some apple. Pour is deep brown with ruby highlights. minimal off white head. Taste is mostly booze with strong vanilla and woody tannins, but in a complimentary way, or rather, an alesmith way. The biggest complaint I have about this is that the booze dominates the base beer and I miss the subtleness of smokiness, peatiness, and caramelization from a scotch ale. Otherwise, the barrel character is very well done, alcohol is not too hot, but definitely there. Good boost

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (835) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
This one goes out to the two bosses - Vestergaard and Rasmussott thanks you guys. Pour opaque, very dark brown, with a small thin khaki head. Aroma has plenty of dark berries, quite some bourbon, barrel, vanilla, banana, marzipan, almonds. Puhh wee this is filthy!! The taste is pretty sweet, but has some bitterness to it. Some heat in the throat. Oily n’ medium bodied, with a flat but tingling carb. Pretty darn delicious.

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