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RATINGS: 128   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2014
12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and toffee and caramel malts, a little oak and vanilla, and some light fruit notes. Flavor the same with a decent blend of the bourbon and the Scotch ale. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer, but I wish it had even more bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at home - Thanks to Sune & Kimber @ T&M’s Beer & Sake Bukkake Fest. Bourbon, sweetness, caramel, toasted, coconut, light oh not high coconut, light bitterness,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from Number at T&M’s sake-bukakke fest. Pours brown with an off-white head. Light smells of coco-nut. Sweet with lots of bourbon and vanilla. Also aromas of dried fruits and dark sugars. Medium to soft carbonation. Full body. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Extra in a trade. Light caramel color, creamy almost whip cream like head. Nose has a lot of depth, peat, oak, cedar, caramel and cotton candy. Lots of bourbon notes with vanilla and oak. the beer itself is really nice. great backbone of malt, sugars, minor tobacco taste. Pretty boozy as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
bottle via FedEx. minimal to no head, deep, clear brown with reddish highlights. aroma of bourbon and toffee. Taste is similar with just a touch of smokiness, although very low. some dried sugar type of flavor going on there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle, 01/01/2014. Pours deep reddish brown, medium light tan head, decent lacing built up around the glass. Aroma is sweet buttery raisin, red fruit, earthy toffee and hint of fudge, vanilla and bourbon finish. Taste is bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar and cola, mild caramel sweetness, boozy bitter finish. Medium body, could use a bit more filling out. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a deep umber color with a three finger thick khaki foam that laces nicely. The nose is maple, vanilla, smoke kissed malt, wet wood and caramel. The palate follows with a nice balance between sweet bourbon caramel and earthy leather, raisin, peat and a touch of dark fruit and nutty bitterness on the finish. Smooth silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (441) - - DEC 28, 2013
Dark fruit, a little smoke, booze, malt. Pours a very dark red almost black with a quickly fading off white head. Very nice. Smooth. Lighter bodied than I would have expected but full flavored. Toffee sweet, maybe some vanilla. There’s a lot going on with the fruits and malts and layers. Very little bitterness but a slight earthiness right before the boozy warm finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown body. Short tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of bourbon, molasses, toasted grain, caramel, vanilla. the flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and lightly tart. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Rich and sweet, too sweet. Bourbon and alcohol tastes in the finish. Good in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a deep brown color with almost no head. Some carbonation creates a very small, thin film on the top as the beer warms up. Aroma has a sweet, subtle nose of bourbon but a good dose of sweet malt aromas with a mile peat kick at the end. Flavor has a good dose of bourbon right off the start with a solid note of brown sugar, fig and oak woodiness. Body has very hefty feeling with a light oily feeling to it and very low carbonation. OVerall a very good brew. The bourbon is fairly well balanced int that you can taste the beers character flavor. Definitely would have this beer again.

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