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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 (257) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Scotch like liquor aromas, bourbon and barrel tones. Not too brutal scotch, barrel tones have become more mild.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle - Oaky, bourbon, chocolate, caramel and raisin. Deep maroon with a good beige head. Bourbon, dark sweet malts and raisin. Sweet bourbon and malty, pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared with Ferris and the Mrs.). Looks good; a translucent dark brown with foamy light beige head. Smells malty with notes of oak, bourbon, and raisin. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Nice and smooth on the palate though. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
> Excellent, full bodied rum raisin dessert Scotch Ale

[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ motorheadtodd ][ Trade ][ Hotel Room Garbage Glass ][ 8.16.14 ]
>> Clear cola brown with a big tan head, ridiculous lacing. Nose is excellent rum raisin, rich and decadent. Taste is clean, mild cocoa powder, bitter chocolate, plums and cinnamon raisin cookie. Dry, not sticky. Nice stuff. Mild spicy alcohol. So why are Wisconsin beers without abv on the bottle?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (766) - Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. A: Opaque black with a thin foamy cappuccino head. Lacing. N: Toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, cola, sweet biscuits, and a touch of smoke. Just a hint. Coffee, coconuts, and almonds. T: Large, but restrained, sweetness. Some oaken bitterness. M: Fizzy carbonation, medium body. A touch watery, but not unpleasantly so. O: It’s nice work by Central Waters. Not as superlative as Alesmith’s BA Wee Heavy (which might be an unfair comparison), but it holds its own. Wish it had a bit more heft, but that’s the major complaint.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a dark carmel. The aroma is mostly malt, a slight hint of bourbon, subtle funk. The taste is good, but not much bourbon. A slight over carbonation. Some dark fruits. This has about a year of age on it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark chocolate brown with a nice dark tan head with decent lacing for the style. Taste is molasses, whiskey, burnt brown sugar and sweetness. Overall very smooth but a little heavy compared to other scotch ales I've had. More like a RIS but still good and will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopbag (90) - - 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 (3643) - 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.


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