iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Speed rate. Tap at OB Noodle House. Clear auburn ruby, small beige head. Nice bourbon nose, though the flavor gets tangy and I don’t enjoy that. Tangy in the nose when it warms, too. Detracts quite a bit, even though sourness peaked at a 2. The body is thin, losing some richness from the barrel. Medium body, mod carbonation. Not what I was hoping for.
GTAEgeek (1318) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brick Store Pub 17th Anniversary. Pours a clear brown, with a big, tan head. Grainy notes of rye, peat, some apple, toffee, and butterscotch. Sweet, with some light, earthy bitterness. Light body, grainy, and chalky, with just a little booze. Overall, this is a pretty light barrel aged beer, but it hits all the notes that I love in a good scotch ale.
bhensonb (11663) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours brown with gold glints. Off-white head. Aroma is quite malty. Maybe bourbon hint. Med + body. Flavor is mildly smoky malt, very mild bourbon, possibly some hop flavor. A mild BA, but it is quite tasty.
skmikeg (1047) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with tan head and some lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, nuts, caramel, and roasted malts. Flavor is of bourbon, toasted malts, caramel, molasses, and nutty malts. Has a medium body with a slightly watery and creamy mouthfeel and a sweet, slightly boozy finish. Overall, a pretty good version of a scottish ale with nice bourbon notes.
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown ale with a good thick head. Aroma is winey with hints of malt and apple. Lots of alcohol flavors like oak, vanilla, and cherry. Finish has more purple fruits and lingers on. A pretty good combination.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Blue Dog, Lansdale. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Oak, vanilla, earthy, peat, and caramel. Some fruitiness and bourbon too.
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brownish copper with a cream-colored fizzy head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, peet, and caramel. Vanilla, peet, oak flavor with some bourbon. Touch of tang. Good beer.
dnstone (2214) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber in color with a slight off-white head. Booze and orange peel aroma. Boozey but light bodied red apple taste.
thome50 (1095) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
3oz pour. Pours a medium, clear brown with slight white head. Not typical of a barrel aged beer that I was expecting. Aroma is very peet and whiskey centric. Taste is vanilla, barrel, peat and scotch forward. The mouth feel is very light and being only 6% it feels like a sessionable barrel aged beer if that is possible.
italianjohn (2397) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown whiskey like dark golden pour, thin off white head .... aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon and caramel malts .... Taste of bourbon, dry oak, vanilla and light caramel and roasted malts .... Dry lingering oaky finish ... Lightly soured ... Had higher hopes for this one but it was still tasty
ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color in the glass. Aroma of bourbon and some roasted fruits with a hint of vanilla. Taste is very smooth with caramel and some roasted malts. Good beer.