Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4208) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of PotjeBier. Thanks! Delicious aroma of strong bourbon vanilla and a little raisin, I could sniff this for hours. Rich taste of earth vanilla, subtle bourbon booze, caramel and some malt body. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle thanks to Potjebier, medium sample. Slight hazy copper color, short head. Aroma of lots of toffee and caramel with buckets of cookie and vanilla from bourbon. Quite sweet, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, slight boozy. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
75 cl bottle (from an IP trade with richiesd) @ home, shared with caesar, borresteijn & MarcodL. Pours a deep brown color. Off white head, short retention. Aroma’s: full on bourbon, sweet, vanilla, caramel, really nice. Flavor is sweet, a bit boozy, hints of marzipan. Fairly strong alcohol feel and rather full bodied. Long finish. Wonderful, much nicer than the base beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6495) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
75cl Bottle shared, thanks for tonight’s beers Potje! Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of pure bourbon, sweet, woody, caramel, vanilla, very decadent and lush. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, full on bourbon, quite sweet but well - balanced, rich and luscious. Full bodied. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6253) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Bottled 2/11/14. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Flavors of milk chocolate, bourbon, caramel and butterscotch. Smooth boozy finish. Yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bomber to a taster. Hazy brown with thin head. Caramel, vanilla, toasty malts... Smooth bourbon finish... Amazing!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle. The pout is a dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is is a nice mix of the bourbon and the toffee. The taste israthler smooth, not too much booze, not overly toffee, a great tasting wee heavy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2015
Draught at Alesmith Observation Room. Very dark almost black beer with a nice beige head. Fruity caramel aroma, raisins, figs, vanilla, bourbon notes, grapes, chocolate, some cream. Fruity vanilla flavor, grapes, licorice, raisins, woody, figs, some earthy notes. Slightly boozy, but a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2015
750 mL bottle shared by me with Gus and ebone1988. The pour is a dark muddy brown/light black with a thin collar of khaki head and a couple spots of good lace. The aroma is brilliant. There is a lot of malt and a great light candy. Bourbon barrel. Lots of oak and vanilla with a light booze. The flavor is great. Lots of caramel and a great maltiness. There is a light booze and a great vanilla and oak barrel presence. The mouth feel is thick and creamy with an excellent carbonation and a lingeringly beautiful aftertaste. I love this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1416) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is wonderful, caramel, toffee, barrel, vanilla, chocolate. Appearance is dark brown and ruby, tan head. Taste is amazing, wonderful vanilla, caramel, toffee, chocolate, marshmallow, and oak, with the perfect balance of booze. The mouthfeel was creamy and delightful, with medium carbonation. Overall, holy shit this is good.

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