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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Thanks to my sister-in-law for bringing this back. The nose is sweet and a little bit treacly with a touch of black licorice and some heavy sweetness. A nice vanilla and oaky bourbon character. A bit of lingering oaky dryness. A touch of soft fruit and plummy flavour with some nice soft sweetness. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1017) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle. Aroma if bourbon (whoa alcohol), dark fruits (cherry, dates, plums), toffee, vanilla. Dark brown, opaque, minimal head. Taste: smoky, rich, smooth, dark-fruit bourbon. Damn this is good. Sweet (as expected for style). Palate: slick, syrupy viscous, full body and soft carbonation. Overall: this is really damned good. Like drinking a bourbon, port, beer cocktail. Wish I brought home more than one bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle thanks to Weinando! Dark brown pour, a little lacing and an aroma of cherry wood and bourbon. Flavor is a really nice meld of nuts, caramel and sweet vanilla and bourbon adding just the right amount of balance to really bring this to the next level. Really well done, I didn’t expect to like this since I’m not a huge fan of scotch ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Black pour with a thin lace. Sweet treacle, liquorice aroma. Sweet flavour of chocolate and strong liquorice. Sweet bourbon finish. Tasty beer, but almost death by syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2013 Vintage ..... Deep ruby/brown pour with a thin creamy layer of khaki head and light sticky lacing ..... aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel malts and very light peated malt .... taste is of light roasted malts, light bourbon, dry oak, caramel malts and vanilla ..... mouthfeel is dry and lightly bitter ..... well done and the abv is hidden well

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (258) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Dark brown with a caramel colored foam. Big malty bourbon aroma. Taste is sweet malt, caramel and burbon. Not very complex but it is fairly young. Good barrel aged beer but not unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from MGM Eagan, Great nutty, caramel, vanilla aromas. Taste is very nutty up front and malty finish, solid, backwoods wins.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scipio (709) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours a very deep brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, light tan head. The aroma consists a high degree of vanilla and whiskey, some coconut, with caramel and mild butterscotch undertones. Its really intriguing. The taste is a bit sweet, but not much. This one is still big on whiskey and vanilla. Some lighter caramel as well. Aftertaste remains the same as the taste, although it is short. Medium to full in body, creamy in texture, with soft carbonation. I get the feeling this is stronger, as the alcohol seems to be getting noticeable after just a few sips. The impressions of vanilla and whiskey are very extreme in here. This one is very easy to enjoy if you like both of these flavors. I do, and this is a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at The Old Fashioned, then again at Greenbush Bar. Pours a deep amber-brown with a finger of beige head that softly rests atop the beer before eventually settling into a ring. Notes of vanilla, bourbon, oak, and abundant sweet and toasty malts. Hint of dark fruit. Medium-bodied, with a toasty, malty, sticky mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Nice bourbon barrel Scotch ale; sweet and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle pours dark brown with thin off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some bourbon. Taste sweet caramel malts with oak, vanilla and bourbon. Palate on the thin side. The underlying beer doesn’t seem that strong but the barrel aging helps it considerably. Pretty good.

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