Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 496   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
One year old bottle... Dark mahogany brown and maroon in color, minimal head... Aroma of caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, light smoke and peated malts... Flavor is rich caramel, vanilla, peat and scotch notes, light whiskey notes on palate... Really nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1967) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2015
750ml bomber from Rays in Tosa, cellar aged 16 months and shared by all on poker night. Woohoo - a treat! Sweet, great vanilla bourbon nose. Caramel, sweet vanilla, very smooth, some peat. Very sweet caramelly (toffee?) bourbon. Some liked, some didn’t. Best for style, likely. 15.7

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (569) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle - pours Amber. Oak, bourbon, toffee, caramel notes. Nice caramel, bourbon taste. Very smooth and malty. I love this beer!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Smell is alcohol and raisins. Taste is heavy malt, chocolate, roast, toffee, and alcohol. Smooth and medium texture with an alcohol bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Deep amber color with a nice off-white head. Malty sweet aroma. Sweet, almost lightly tart, malt-bomb like a barley wine. Notes: Denver Rare Beer Tasting ’13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pliny_SR (37) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle @ City Beer Store on 1/19/15. Pours a clear dark red, brown color with tan head and lacing. Aroma is strongly bourbon and oak with some vanilla and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is full bodied with light to medium carbonation. Flavor is heavy bourbon and oak, brown sugar and caramel malt with some dark fruits. Overall a nice bourbon, oak-aged beer, but these flavors dominate the base beer (which is excellent).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Tasting with the crew. Big, big, big bourbon. Lots of sweet vanilla, oak, toffee, coke syrup, bourbon, some dark aged fruits, biscuit. Sweet indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Thanks to BenH. Pours hazy dark brown, thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon booze, vanilla, wood, chocolate. Taste is gnarly, chewy wood, bourbon. Preferred the non-barrel version to be honest. Hard work to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle @ Appellation Comely Bank tasting, thanks to BenH. Appearance - dark brown with a decent head. Nose - burnt wood and booze, then chocolate. Taste - more chocolate, not getting the nutty malt though. Then booze and wood notes close out the finish. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big woody middle section that leads into a woody and boozy finish. Overall - unfortunately, this isn’t a patch on the non-oaked version which was superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours deep murky brown, nose is huge vanilla, toffee, berries, caramel, taste is chewy toffee, caramel, bourbon, fruity.

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