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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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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   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (1018) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle. Medium brown with minimal head. Bourbon, toffee, cherry, milk chocolate and slight clove aromas. Sweet molasses flavor that fades to a dry woodiness. Medium heavy with a sticky feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markducommun (929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Lightly hazy mahogany, light tan. Molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, light alcohol. Quite sweet, some bitterness. Heavy body, oily, lot of alcohol. Long finish. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Draft. Bourbon aromas, a little boozy and a tiny amount of spice. Plums, raisins, chocolate and more raisins. Incredible palate -- smooth and rich, long finish. Just an enjoyable beer that you can spend some time with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2337) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd. Pours opaque dark brown with small foamy beige head, woodsy bourbon aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet bourbon taste with woodsy aroma, thin body, long bourbon finish. The effect of the barrel is too overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Booga (83) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Really good. Pours deep clear red with half finger creamy beige head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is sweet booze and some smoke and tobacco. Heavy sweet malt base. Bourbon flavor hits on the back of the tongue with slight bitterness in the finish. Really solid BA scotch- maybe my new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of vanilla and toasty oak. Lightly smoky flavor. Strong rummy and molasses notes. Dark caramel. Full body. Alcohol sneaks out in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (204) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 Pours cola brown with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee; sweet and woody. Taste is bourbon, malt, woody vanilla, some notes of roast, alcohol. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MNAle (126) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Aroma bourbon, caramel, sweet malts, perhaps a bit of chocolate. There is more than that in the aroma; a rich, complex aroma. Very dark with a 1 inch tan, creamy head that recedes moderately fast to a thick cover. Very smooth, creamy mouth feel. Wonderful taste of bourbon, caramel, a bit roasty, chocolate, all interacting and teasing the taste buds. Some alcohol in the finish. No bitterness at all. Very complex cacophony of flavors in this beer. Wonderful, just wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, caramel, malt, vanilla, and wood. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Intense grain malts, sweet bread and intense caramel malts coming up, dark, toasted malts, bourbon. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Dry molasses coming, turning very sweet, dry sweets remain, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice Scotch Ale, not too sweet. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee.

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