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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle @ home ... trade from Kayn169 ... Thanks my friend :) It pours dark brown with a medium tan head ... the aroma is nice bourbon, toasted malt and sweet dark fruits... the flavor is bourbon notes, slightly liquor notes, toasted malts and some sweet dark fruits.... very nice... I would love to try this a couple years old ... this was a 2013 vintage...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1380) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Pour is dark, deep, rich brown with a smallish light brown head. Almost stoutish in appearance. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet cream, light vanilla, and faint spice. Very rich and big aroma. Flavor is rich caramel malt with a great vanilla barrel flavor and lingering maple and coconut flavors. All the bourbon-barrel with almost none of the booze. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niday2288 (115) - - OCT 17, 2013
Pour is dark dark brown with almost no head. Nose is vanilla from the bourbon barrels, sweet malt, some caramel. Taste is sweet and boozy. Good malt flavor with hints of bourbon and some scotch whisky. Mouthfeel is full bodied and chewy. Overall a nice scotch ale made better by barrel aging. Yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltser85 (338) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a very dark color, almost black. You can see tinges of mahogany around the edges. Poured a half finger beige colored head. The aroma is quite oaky. There is definitely notes of coconut from the barrel and some hints of vanilla. No alcohol present on the nose. Possibly some bready malt notes mixed with the oak. The beer opens up with a fair pop of carbonation. Barrel notes up front. Some oak and vanilla, hint of coconut the rolls with the maltiness. Some nice caramel notes coming through. Finishes very smooth with some heavy oak. A nice alcohol burn on the way down. More of a warming alcohol than a burn. Medium to medium full body. As it warms, it seems that a hint of hops comes out on the back end and blends with some nice oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
carolinared (23) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
A few barrel aged beers I haves tried seem to loose its identity so just taste the sweetness and the liquor. This one well balanced - a good beer enhanced buy the barrel aging process. Will buy again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
09/20/13 trade from Jamil. Rich bourbon and vanilla scent with a dark brown pour and thick tan head. Thicker medium, creamy feel. Bourbon forward flavor to a creamy vanilla, buttery scotch with another hint of bourbon on the finish. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a tan khaki head. Big bourbon barrel aromas. Malty oak taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3088) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle - Pours black with a thin foamy tan head. Nose is smooth whiskey, a light smokiness, and a big dark maltiness. Taste is really smooth malt, with bourbon and whiskey integrating perfectly with a big malty, peaty scotch ale. Finishes warm, sweet, and lightly boozy. Medium-bodied with smooth carbonation. Surprised at how good this was.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark mahogany with big, foamy, tan head, decent legs / Rich nose of caramel, dark fruit, tobacco, coconut, bourbon, chocolate . . . / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet, excellent balance, lightly bitter / Flavors of chocolate, caramel, date, raisin, coconut, bourbon barrel / Monsterous for a scotch ale. A beauty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Very small, effervescent mocha head. A ton of sediment. Nose smells almost identical to a quad. Bourbon is present, but it’s very subtle. A lot of dark fruits. Raisin, fig, licorice, caramel, cloves. Very malty. Mouth is awesome. The bourbon definitely shines through on the tongue. A decent amount of bitterness. I get a lot of espresso. Very dark as well. Some cherry and raisin play a role here. Despite the bourbon, there’s is almost no burn. It’s very smooth.

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