RateBeer
overall
93
85
style
Serve in Thistle

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for Julio's Liquors in Westborough, Massachusetts. Aged in four different barrels for eight months and blended.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a white ring. Rich fruity malt aroma, with apples, peaches, caramel, and bourbon. Very rich taste, of bourbon, malt, and sweeter fruits - apples. Big mouthfeel. Lingering sweet bourbon and fruit flavors. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Bomber via trade, and for the life of me I can’t quite figure out who traded to me. Shared with my girlfriend Cyn and Dalekliz. Pours cloudy orange reddish amber with a tan head. Nose is quite sweet and feels a lot like its going to be thick. Molasses and bourbon are omnipresent. The taste is sweet, malty and overall quite nice. Not a lot of complexity, but its tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Courtesy growler. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that leaves minimal lacing behind. The aroma shows notes of caramel malts, dark fruits, and some alcohol. Pretty different for a scotch ale. The flavor follows more of a traditional path with the smoked peat malts and creamy caramel dominating things with a little bit of heat on the back end. There was a little bourbon flavor on the backend, but not much. Medium bodied and smooth with a sweet caramel finish. Pretty good scotch ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle 650ml
Appearance: Deep ruby with slight haze and creamy top. 4-
Nose: vanilla , oak like with creamy medium.
Flavor/Palate : Soft , creamy character, bourbon character is well preserved. Light choco mocha at base. One dimensional brew but you might like it with its shortcomings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with CaptainCougar (thanks!). Poured a medium to deep ruby-red color with a large sized of white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, wood, earthy, and some caramel. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel, and some nuts. I liked the bouron, woody, and vanilla in this. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
Hazy amber-red. Banana, fruity, some light toffee character. Soft, a little spritzy. There’s some barrel and alcohol towards the finish. Soft caramel is the main component, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
bottle courtsey of Growler: pours with a good tan head that seems to stay atop a rootbeer coloured body. aroma of great bourbon vanilla slight barrell witha good dark caramel malt. slight yeast flavour adn dark fruits. flavour is slight bourbon and rich malts finishes a bit thin but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3041) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Pours light brown with off white head. Strong aroma of bourbon. The flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and wood from the barrels blended nicely. There is a slight burn of alcohol. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Pretty good brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
Crushinat0r’s bottle from Julio’s. Dark, ruby coloured. Off-white head, and lacey. Corny sweetness, its boozy, not so drinkable, there is a coffee bitterness, and its mouthfeel is thinish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Tasted at the Carolina Crew gathering, Greenville NC - Dark copper pour. Big oaky nose. Carmel, vanilla, and bourbon.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5  6  7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50