Doghair (306) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany pour, off white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, prune, raisin, toffee and caramel. Flavor of blackberry, raisin, prune, caramel, chocolate, whisky and vanilla.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Dark with plenty of red. Flavor brings a lot of wood with the Scotchiness. Earth with something like dry bitter dark chocolate. Chickory. This is good stuff.
Ktwse (2961) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep, dark brown with flat light tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is light boozy, burnt butter, nuts, sweet. Body is a touch too light and carbonation just a wee bit too much, but apart from that a great beer.
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose is lots of caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is similar to nose. Great scotch ale.
lesag002 (3) - - OCT 23, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best bourbon ale I've ever had. Granted I haven't had many, but the bourbon overtones in this are clear, and a perfect compliment to the rest of the recipe. Maybe there're using a better barrel source than others, barrels that had really good bourbon in them.
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wxman (1613) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a dark opaque brown with a decent tan head. Aroma is sweet vinous alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, butter, licorice, scotch whiskey, a cloying mouth coating sweetness and booze. Quite good and interesting, but very busy.
wlajwl (4929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is scotch/slight peat and vinous/dark fruit. The flavor is dark fruit/vinous, scotch/slight peat, fruit/berries, medium sweetness, very slightly spicy and a warming/alcoholic finish.
mrjaxson (393) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sweet, booze-heavy ale (identified as 9% ABV on the taproom blackboard) that came out of the tap with no head and jet black color. Hints of bourbon, caramel and vanilla in the aroma. Again, like so many Central Waters bourbon-barrel offerings, there isn’t a hint of hoppiness to be found. Have a good base in your stomach because this is heavy and creamy but, if you’ve got a bit of pasta in your tummy, very palatable.
rxeight (2037) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a slight red hue. Strong pete malt flavor. Very oaky. Slight booze. Kinda flat.
johnnymusky (676) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at tasting...so many times scotch ales are overpowered by the scotch flavors...this one was perfect...really mellow scotch notes...very smooth brew almost crushable..