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RATINGS: 102   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 (264) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle... Poured feel dark brown with a mild forming, khaki head. Aroma of bourbon barrel, oak, and carrot cake. A bit of heat and booze, but overall smoothed out and well rounded towards the end. Oak, vanilla, caramel, malt sweetness, dark toasted sugars and fruits. Oak, and wood, toasted notes towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1287) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta, from Drew. Dark, reddish brown, with a small, creamy, tan head. Big aroma of toasted bread, syrup, anise, and chalk. Very sweet and syrupy, with a little bitterness. Heavy body, creamy, smooth, and clean. Very malty and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with a nice fine-bubbled tan head; ruby-tinged ligt sneaks through at the bottom of the glass. Bourbon-infused oak dominates the aroma, but let’s through sweet malt and caramel notes. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, caramel and bourbon and oaky undertones. Viscous texture is fairly lively. Worthy!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9005) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle shared by jackl, 11/19/14. Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, whiskey, wood, caramel, harsh booze. The taste is toffee, vanilla, whiskey, caramel, booze. Medium bodied, hot, low carbonation, bourbon seems cheap.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2882) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark brown pour with aroma of vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, and bourbon. Malty flavor with vanilla, dark fruit, caramel, and bourbon. Well balanced. Great beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle as extra in a trade. Deep brown with a prominent tan head. Very rich malty nose. Pecans, toffee, plenty of earth-rubbed leather. Slight booze sharpness. Some acidic red apple skin. Very sweet toffee and rich cocoa flavor. Toasty. A bit hot. Somewhat one-dimensional. Full, sort of viscous. OK.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Lots of bourbon upfront, some caramel, toffee, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On draft at the brewery, Oct. 2013. Snifter. Purely indulgent aroma, richly sweet with plenty of dark malt, toffee, chocolate, dried fruit (fig, raisin), vanilla, mild oak, earthiness, bourbon, cherry and even some dough in the background. Quite complex to say the least. Opaque dark mahogany in color with a fine, uneven, tan head, very nice lacing as well. Flavor profile matches the aroma closely, with plenty of rich dark malts, dried fruit, vanilla and cherry, the bourbon is there all the while but not overwhelming. Like an indulgent dessert, rich, complex and satisfying. Smooth and full in the mouth with creamy carbonation and a massive body. Excellent stuff, particularly on a cool, misty, October night.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle in tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Very dark brown in color. Opaque. No head when poured. Aroma: Coconut, vanilla, coffee, the caramel aroma is very light. Really great smelling beer. Taste: Dry, slightly bitter in the finish. Very little sweetness. Palate: Medium body. Average carbonation. medium finish. This is a really well made beer. The aroma is fantastic, especially for a scotch ale. body was a little weaker than I would have liked.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2013 bottle as a trade extra. Pours murky brown amber color with a small off white head that recedes quickly. Beautiful bourbon aroma with plenty of vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is lots of brown sugar, raisins, vanilla and marshmallow finish, bourbon, toffee, oak, a tad of metallic oxidization. Big body, some booziness, medium plus carbonation, smooth long finish. Nice brew and deserved love in the style.


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