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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Very small, effervescent mocha head. A ton of sediment. Nose smells almost identical to a quad. Bourbon is present, but it’s very subtle. A lot of dark fruits. Raisin, fig, licorice, caramel, cloves. Very malty. Mouth is awesome. The bourbon definitely shines through on the tongue. A decent amount of bitterness. I get a lot of espresso. Very dark as well. Some cherry and raisin play a role here. Despite the bourbon, there’s is almost no burn. It’s very smooth.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Padraig, 14/07/15. Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is nutty, Soreen fruit loaf, spice, dark malts, toffee, light cocoa powder. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, barrel notes, spice, rich toffee fudge, light whisky tones. Fullish body, a little oily on the palate, hint of booze in the close. Solid BA affair, good balance, one of the better offerings in this style that I’ve encountered.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Padraig. Almost clear deep amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is crisp and fairly dry. Modest fine carbonation. Sweetish malts, dry thin cream. Modest bourbon, mildly tangy. Trace of vanilla. Light dry finish. Very mild bourbon spice. Pretty drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9000) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours deep red-brown with a small yellowish-beige head. The nose is rich malty action, brown bread, malt extract, bourbon, vanilla, booze, fruit cake, honeycomb and Crunchie. The taste is slick, syrupy, toasted malt loaf, earth, brown bread, sweet fruits, alcohol warmth, honeycomb and some spice with a warming finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Decent Scotch ale, if a touch sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3222) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Padraig. 2014 vintage. Cola black with a red hue, decent foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is sherry, papery, prunes, sweet chocolate. Body is medium, a little foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet syrupy molasses, prunes, chocolate biscuit and more syrupy sweetness. OK. It would take me a week to finish a full bottle of this by myself.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5358) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting cream coloured head. Aroma is malt loaf, raisin. Vanilla. Bourbon. Flavour is sweet, dried fruits, syrupy. Brown raisin. malts, palate is sticky sweet, moderate to low carbonation. Really sticky sweet toffee pudding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Black pour from 12oz bottle at home. Very boozy. Aroma of scotch and sugar cocoa madness. Off white head. Sweet and honey whiskey and maybe some nuts. Just a massive beer. Good I think?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle given to me by a friend. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, caramel and chocolate. Malty and caramelly flavor with some booze and chocolate before a sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - 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 (1470) - 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 (4029) - 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!


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