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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 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 (1748) - 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 (5837) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (497) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2015
A sweet, booze-heavy ale (identified as 9% ABV on the taproom blackboard) that came out of the tap with no head and jet black color. Hints of bourbon, caramel and vanilla in the aroma. Again, like so many Central Waters bourbon-barrel offerings, there isn’t a hint of hoppiness to be found. Have a good base in your stomach because this is heavy and creamy but, if you’ve got a bit of pasta in your tummy, very palatable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2626) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Dark brown with a slight red hue. Strong pete malt flavor. Very oaky. Slight booze. Kinda flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (935) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Sampled at tasting...so many times scotch ales are overpowered by the scotch flavors...this one was perfect...really mellow scotch notes...very smooth brew almost crushable..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aggiebob (795) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malty and bourbon. Medium bodied. The alcohol hits you hard up front and lingers through the finish. The bourbon over powers all the other flavors. Which makes this scotch ale disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spatenfan (61) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Wow, what w well balanced Scotch ale. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Draft at One Mile House with Linh. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan carbonated lacing. Aroma is melted caramel, butterscotch and fudge. Light brandy in the back. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with notes of sweet syrup, melted buttery chocolate, brandy barrel and brownie. Super woody in the finish. Good stuff but a touch sweet.

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