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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13294) - 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,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ home thanks to Jake. Mahogany pour with a finger of tan head. Bourbon, caramel, dark fruits, and slight smoke on the nose. Vanilla, oak, light roast, and some chocolate. There is a nice caramel and dark fruit sweetness to the flavor. Light roast, smoke, and oak. Moderate bourbon and vanilla, some chocolate, too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Dark, clear, copper ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. All I smell is bourbon. With lots of bourbon and caramel, the flavor leans toward the sweet side of balance as the style dictates. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Tangy then dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8824) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2013 vintage. 12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, earthy/peaty, and lighter smoke. Tastes of vanilla, bourbon, wood, caramel, and earthy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s, Pours thick and turbid dark brown toward mahogany with minimal tan head. Nose is a great beer/spirit hybrid mix of oaky bourbon, earthy dusty malts, molasses, vanilla, tannins. Tastes of huge oak, bourbon, molasses, earthy caramel, with a rich finish and well hidden alcohol. This one is delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2006
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Poured an ugly, murky brown with loose bubbles for head. Nose was heavy on the sweet bourbon with lesser notes of smoked peat, fresh caramel, and mild spices. Flavor also carried through a large amount of bourbon, but the other components provided sufficient goodness to keep it interesting (caramel, toffee, smoked peat, chocolate)... Just felt OK on the palate... a tad on the flat side and nothing memorable. I would love to see this bottled.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7021) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft. The base beer is pretty poor but the barrels help it. This one takes on full-barrel, tons of oak and bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6295) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. 2013 vintage. Mostly hazy dark red / brown color. Little brown head, leaves a few loose bits of lace. Fades to minimal. Good bigger body, lighter carbonation. Full, kind of chewy texture. Lightly sticky. Good chocolate aroma, caramel, vanilla... Nice amount of bourbon barrel character. Moderate sweet taste, light alcohol heat in the finish. Good, full flavored, and not over the top stuff. Nice to sip for desert.


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