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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2822) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
750 with the crew and part of Alesmith day. Man a good wee heavy is one of my favorite things and you don’t find them very often. This one has so much of what I love going on. Vanilla and cola flavors with a good sweetness and a bunch of chewy malt. Little bit of oak and wood notes. Good bourbon sweetness to add a little more depth to the beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2851) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, nuts, oak, tootsie roll. Taste of toffee, oak, cookie, plenty of vanilla. Nicely sweet and clean.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, bourbon, toffee, light wood, caramel, nuts and light raw sugar. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, light chocolate and raw sugar. Medium to full bodied with light to medium carbonation and light sticky mouthfeel. Really nice and malty. Great barel notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5808) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
From a bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Intense malty aroma with bready, nutty and bisquity notes. Well integrated barrel aromas, but I think I prefer the original.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3161) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Got in a trade with swingracex. 750 ml bottle into snifter; 2013 vintage, bottled on 2/11/2014. Pours hazy nearly opaque dark brown color with a small foamy khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a small ring of lace that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining a thin cap. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, prune, fig, date, licorice, light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light butterscotch/coconut/leather, and toast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. A fair amount of noticeable alcohol, but subsides as it reaches room temperatures. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, date, licorice, light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light butterscotch/coconut/leather, and toast/oaky earthiness. Light amount of tannic oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, raisin, plum, licorice, light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light butterscotch/coconut/leather and oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged scotch ale style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark wooden brown with a frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving some small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel., biscuits, smoked grains, baked pears, vanilla fudge, charred wood, bourbon alcohol and roasted nuts. Taste is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, baked pears, pears, peat, moist soil, alcohol and moist hay. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, peat, charred wood, peat, moist soil. hay and bourbon alcohol. Tasty but I found it a bit too estery for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2727) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
I liked it in short samples. Murky brown flattish pour. Aroma is heavy bourbon and plums which is mostly all i get on the nose. Taste is very sweet and decadent but hard to drink. Slow sipper for sure. Plums soaked in bourbon, light tobacco, and leaves. Finishes sweet and boozey. Good but tough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4394) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1758) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2560) - 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.


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