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Berkshire Julios Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed for Julio's Liquors in Westborough, Massachusetts. Aged in four different barrels for eight months and blended.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2651) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
bottle, from Julio’s, another in the "I’ve held onto this long why" collection. Good aroma, sweet. good barrel scent, not overpowering, caramel. clean brownish orange color, ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish, good, considering it’s age, probably bought this when it came out in 2006 or early 2007. it’s fine, easy to drink for what it is at this point.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2712) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Tasted blind. Dark brown with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is a little sharp, with a bit of boozy sweetness, toffee, and some medium malt. Taste is better, smoother malt. A bit of baking spice, boozy sweetness, and lightly toasted malt. Real smooth in the mouth with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1952) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours a hazy amber, aroma of bourbon, sweet malts and alcohol. Taste follows, smooth and silky. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
translucent bark red-brown, wispy beige head. Medicinal cherry and bourbon, light licorice nose. Flavor is more bourbon, cocoa, oak. Dry, oaky finish, lightly medicinal.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
22oz bottle pours a hazy, deep brown with zero head. Big, boozy nose, nail polish, makers mark, light caramel. Flavor is all booze, whiskey, bourbon, light caramel. Finish is hot the whole way. All bourbon flavor, no scotch ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle shared by Alex into a tulip...Pours a really light and watery brown, pretty clear. Light watery head is gone right away...The aroma is super strong way to much scotch from start to finish, comes across as black sharpie as well. Scotch, wood, and ash. Too strong to smell often...The taste comes across slightly less alcoholic showing off some of the bourbon qualities bringing in nice oak and a little vanilla. The scotch is still way to strong to make this at all drinkable. Not sure how this is an A beer, roundly disparged at our tasting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are sweet and heavy booze, figs, plums, dates, brown sugar, vanilla, and spicy hops. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks OldSock. Small beige head, clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some caramel, light raisin, alcohol warming. Sticky medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
651mL thanks to someone from our local tasting! The pour is a clear, deep toffee amber with a thinning, tan head. Sticky lace. Aroma is sweet maple, bourbon, tawny oak, butter, candies. Taste is sweet cherries, spicy alcohol, sticky sweet, maple candies. A little thin bodied with some serious sweetness that is going over the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Served from a 22 oz bottle from an old trade. The appearance is a clear bodied dark amber with a small head. The aromas are nice with fruity esters, caramel, and vanilla. The flavors are very nice. A sweet berry flavor is pretty forward on the entry. A strawberry predominantly. Vanilla from the bourbon and caramel from the malts add some nice layers. Some sweet candied sugar as well. The mouth is a touch warm and alcohol thin. Full bodied. A well done fruity scotch ale.


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