fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared by toncatcher. Wood and sweet malts in the aromas. Similar flavors in the flavor. A little boozy and some alcohol on the finish. Pretty good.
dalekliz (884) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Radek Kliber (6541) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.