Ferris (8448) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Oaky, bourbon, chocolate, caramel and raisin. Deep maroon with a good beige head. Bourbon, dark sweet malts and raisin. Sweet bourbon and malty, pretty nice.
b3shine (6898) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with Ferris and the Mrs.). Looks good; a translucent dark brown with foamy light beige head. Smells malty with notes of oak, bourbon, and raisin. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Nice and smooth on the palate though. Enjoyable.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Excellent, full bodied rum raisin dessert Scotch Ale
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ motorheadtodd ][ Trade ][ Hotel Room Garbage Glass ][ 8.16.14 ]
>> Clear cola brown with a big tan head, ridiculous lacing. Nose is excellent rum raisin, rich and decadent. Taste is clean, mild cocoa powder, bitter chocolate, plums and cinnamon raisin cookie. Dry, not sticky. Nice stuff. Mild spicy alcohol. So why are Wisconsin beers without abv on the bottle?
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Opaque black with a thin foamy cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: Toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, cola, sweet biscuits, and a touch of smoke. Just a hint. Coffee, coconuts, and almonds.
T: Large, but restrained, sweetness. Some oaken bitterness.
M: Fizzy carbonation, medium body. A touch watery, but not unpleasantly so.
O: It’s nice work by Central Waters. Not as superlative as Alesmith’s BA Wee Heavy (which might be an unfair comparison), but it holds its own. Wish it had a bit more heft, but that’s the major complaint.)
ICEatALAMO (1148) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour is a dark carmel. The aroma is mostly malt, a slight hint of bourbon, subtle funk. The taste is good, but not much bourbon. A slight over carbonation. Some dark fruits. This has about a year of age on it.
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revtork (10) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 A beautiful Scotch with the right combination of malt and raisin, bolstered by a strong bourbon presence on the back of the palate.
illiniphil (139) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark chocolate brown with a nice dark tan head with decent lacing for the style. Taste is molasses, whiskey, burnt brown sugar and sweetness. Overall very smooth but a little heavy compared to other scotch ales I've had. More like a RIS but still good and will buy again.
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hopbag (144) - - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not usually my style, but this is great. Great mouthfeel from the carbonation, which foams on the tongue. Really nice dark caramel notes with hints of spice and roast. Bourbon is present, as is oak. Every corner of this is delicious. Central Waters excels at balance for darker beers, and this is no exception.
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, raisin, black licorice, and roast. Thin mouthfeel with rich roast, raisin, peat, oak, and nice sweet finish, booze present, very good.
Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by ericteusink with the crew. Smell of oak, cararmel and sweet candy sugar. Taste showed an impressive level of bourbon, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, touch of booze. Very nice.