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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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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!


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3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (256) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revtork (10) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Wonderful beer with a strong bourbon presence (like the other Brewer’s Reserve beers). Notes of caramel and sugar candy with a healthy dose of oak. It pours pretty as a picture, but the carbonation did not hold in the glass. Still, it’s a scotch ale competitive with the best scotches in America. Compare to Founders Backwoods Bastard. I think this one has it beat.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopbag (77) - - JUL 14, 2014
Not usually my style, but this is great. Great mouthfeel from the carbonation, which foams on the tongue. Really nice dark caramel notes with hints of spice and roast. Bourbon is present, as is oak. Every corner of this is delicious. Central Waters excels at balance for darker beers, and this is no exception.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, raisin, black licorice, and roast. Thin mouthfeel with rich roast, raisin, peat, oak, and nice sweet finish, booze present, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Shared by ericteusink with the crew. Smell of oak, cararmel and sweet candy sugar. Taste showed an impressive level of bourbon, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, touch of booze. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2486) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12oz shared with the crew. Typical base scotch beer with that flat cola taste that i love. The barrel adds some alcohol bourbon, vanilla, wood and complexity. Toffee and caramel and full bodied flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (482) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Brown red hue with brown head. Aroma is caramel, cherry, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, rich malt, ethanol. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a really nice bourbon brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3804) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13293) - 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,

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3134) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2390) - 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.


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