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Ballast Point Piper Down Barrel Aged Scottish Ale
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Ballast Point’s Brewing and Spirits Navigator Doppelbock is inspired by the strong German dark lagers and bock’s. Briess Extra Special malt helps create the source of the flavors that dominate the aroma and taste buds in Navigator. You are able to enjoy forward flavors of caramelized malt sugars and dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots and prunes. This strong lager is a big malt-driven beer that truly deserves the nickname “liquid bread.”


Sparky's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at Papago. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is bourbon, dark fruit, smoked peat and vanilla. The taste is caramel, vanilla, roasted nuts and bourbon. Lots of barrel in this one. Medium bodied. Nice BA beer!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (738) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2616) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Deep amber in color with a slight off-white head. Booze and orange peel aroma. Boozey but light bodied red apple taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (884) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
(Draught) Pours an amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and bourbon. Flavor of vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, and bourbon.


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