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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Had an amazing scotch and warming caramel and malt nose. Nice alcohol favor throughout. Big, syrupy, malty with hints of vanilla and oak. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
12oz bottle. Murky, deep chestnut brown pour, medium beige head, ok retention. Nose is booze, candy sugar, vanilla, dried fruit, treacle. Mouth is medium-full, slightly oily, sweet and chock full of everything I like in my wee heavy, balancing bitterness, plus some bourbon, warm finish. Too bad it’s near record setting warm for mid-December here in the City of Big Shoulders... this would be a good way to warm the bones and read some Dickens ghost stories. Slàinte indeed, lads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Appearance: deep dark opaque brown with a thin khaki colored head. Aroma: toffee, dried prunes, vanilla, smoke, bourbon, peat, oak, sweet fire roasted corn. Taste: toffee, bourbon, oak, prunes, figs, wood. Palate: medium carbonation, sticky. Really good ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Deep mahogany pour, off white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, prune, raisin, toffee and caramel. Flavor of blackberry, raisin, prune, caramel, chocolate, whisky and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Sampled at esbls. Dark with plenty of red. Flavor brings a lot of wood with the Scotchiness. Earth with something like dry bitter dark chocolate. Chickory. This is good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Pours deep, dark brown with flat light tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is light boozy, burnt butter, nuts, sweet. Body is a touch too light and carbonation just a wee bit too much, but apart from that a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose is lots of caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is similar to nose. Great scotch ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lesag002 (5) - - OCT 23, 2015 does not count
The best bourbon ale I've ever had. Granted I haven't had many, but the bourbon overtones in this are clear, and a perfect compliment to the rest of the recipe. Maybe there're using a better barrel source than others, barrels that had really good bourbon in them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a dark opaque brown with a decent tan head. Aroma is sweet vinous alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, butter, licorice, scotch whiskey, a cloying mouth coating sweetness and booze. Quite good and interesting, but very busy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Aroma is scotch/slight peat and vinous/dark fruit. The flavor is dark fruit/vinous, scotch/slight peat, fruit/berries, medium sweetness, very slightly spicy and a warming/alcoholic finish.

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