OldGrowth (2625) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
madvike (2683) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jcartamdg (1893) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber, aroma of bourbon, sweet malts and alcohol. Taste follows, smooth and silky. Not bad
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
nimbleprop (4638) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.