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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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This rich, malty ale has been aged to perfection in our barrel house. Subtle and smooth, this is a decadent display of patience and process. Join us in a toast to good health. Slainte!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (1994) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a deep umber color with a three finger thick khaki foam that laces nicely. The nose is maple, vanilla, smoke kissed malt, wet wood and caramel. The palate follows with a nice balance between sweet bourbon caramel and earthy leather, raisin, peat and a touch of dark fruit and nutty bitterness on the finish. Smooth silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (359) - - DEC 28, 2013
Dark fruit, a little smoke, booze, malt. Pours a very dark red almost black with a quickly fading off white head. Very nice. Smooth. Lighter bodied than I would have expected but full flavored. Toffee sweet, maybe some vanilla. There’s a lot going on with the fruits and malts and layers. Very little bitterness but a slight earthiness right before the boozy warm finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown body. Short tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of bourbon, molasses, toasted grain, caramel, vanilla. the flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and lightly tart. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Rich and sweet, too sweet. Bourbon and alcohol tastes in the finish. Good in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1448) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a deep brown color with almost no head. Some carbonation creates a very small, thin film on the top as the beer warms up. Aroma has a sweet, subtle nose of bourbon but a good dose of sweet malt aromas with a mile peat kick at the end. Flavor has a good dose of bourbon right off the start with a solid note of brown sugar, fig and oak woodiness. Body has very hefty feeling with a light oily feeling to it and very low carbonation. OVerall a very good brew. The bourbon is fairly well balanced int that you can taste the beers character flavor. Definitely would have this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle shared. Pours an oily black with a thin beige head of foam. Big bourbon and nutty malt comes through in the aroma. Taste has big bourbon throughout. Some malty sweetness and a touch of smoke. Big body and mouthfeel. Softer carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (515) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle from Tom10101/Cparles thanks guys! Black venom pour, light tan creamy head that thins out leaving a layer of tiny bubbles. Aroma - holy schnikes bourbon cha cha cha and lots of it, some oak, malty sweetness. Taste - wow, really light smooth mouthfeel, smooth bourbon, malty sweetness, this is smooth and very well balanced. Best scotch ale I’ve had..hands down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaveSpider (26) - - DEC 10, 2013
Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, figs. Pours reddish black with proper tan head. Nice bourbon flavor, well balanced, and delicious. Try This!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Has a really rich, caramel, vanilla, sweet smell to it. Tastes like vanilla, coconut, rich without being overly heavy. I really interesting and great beer!! Thinner than expected for a barrel-age beer but definitely in a good way. Everything about this beer works together really nicely, meshing into one awesome beer!! Definitely grab this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. 2013 vintage. Mostly hazy dark red / brown color. Little brown head, leaves a few loose bits of lace. Fades to minimal. Good bigger body, lighter carbonation. Full, kind of chewy texture. Lightly sticky. Good chocolate aroma, caramel, vanilla... Nice amount of bourbon barrel character. Moderate sweet taste, light alcohol heat in the finish. Good, full flavored, and not over the top stuff. Nice to sip for desert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Wow! A delicious beer! Never had a bourbon barrel aged scotch ale. Aroma was nice. Vanilla and bourbon are big. Slightly woody. Pour was a nice deep dark brown/near black with just a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was delicious. Strong vanilla and rich malt flavors meld nicely with bourbon notes. Sweet and somewhat boozy, the rich malt sticks to the throat for a wet desert like finish. Very light to no carbonation. Some bubbles would of pushed this beer to 4+

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