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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle in tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Very dark brown in color. Opaque. No head when poured. Aroma: Coconut, vanilla, coffee, the caramel aroma is very light. Really great smelling beer. Taste: Dry, slightly bitter in the finish. Very little sweetness. Palate: Medium body. Average carbonation. medium finish. This is a really well made beer. The aroma is fantastic, especially for a scotch ale. body was a little weaker than I would have liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2013 bottle as a trade extra. Pours murky brown amber color with a small off white head that recedes quickly. Beautiful bourbon aroma with plenty of vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is lots of brown sugar, raisins, vanilla and marshmallow finish, bourbon, toffee, oak, a tad of metallic oxidization. Big body, some booziness, medium plus carbonation, smooth long finish. Nice brew and deserved love in the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Scotch like liquor aromas, bourbon and barrel tones. Not too brutal scotch, barrel tones have become more mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7407) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
> 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. 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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1211) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
revtork (11) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illiniphil (141) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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