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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lesag002 (2) - - OCT 23, 2015 does not count
The best bourbon ale I've ever had. Granted I haven't had many, but the bourbon overtones in this are clear, and a perfect compliment to the rest of the recipe. Maybe there're using a better barrel source than others, barrels that had really good bourbon in them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
revtork (11) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 A beautiful Scotch with the right combination of malt and raisin, bolstered by a strong bourbon presence on the back of the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 Central Waters has an impressive lineup of different beers and this one is my favorite. Very smooth and slightly sweet taste. Not really like any other scotch ales but it’s probably the best I’ve had. Smooth, Dark and potent. I also recommend the CW Loch Ness Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark mahogany with big, foamy, tan head, decent legs / Rich nose of caramel, dark fruit, tobacco, coconut, bourbon, chocolate . . . / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet, excellent balance, lightly bitter / Flavors of chocolate, caramel, date, raisin, coconut, bourbon barrel / Monsterous for a scotch ale. A beauty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhsiung (1279) - USA - AUG 13, 2013
on tap @ local option. scotch and bourbon, what a combo. creamy vanilla. darkly fruity. thought this might be the Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Aged Slainte Scotch Ale http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/182143/ but alexi said the keg collar didn’t say Slainte.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8798) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at the Brewery. Seems more thick and rich this year. Poured medium dark with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel and bourbon. Rich malty caramel taste. Good touch of oak and bourbon. Never really enjoyed this one until this glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spatenfan (59) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Wow, what w well balanced Scotch ale. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1815) - Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2013. bottle. Pours very dark walnut brown, almost black. Small tan head, ring around glass, some lace. Very malty, caramel, bourbon, roasty, peat, smoke, vanilla, marshmallow?, sweet and bourbony. Medium body. Sweet malty, super smooth bourbon. Soft and creamy; appropriate alcohol presence. Extremely smooth and balanced. Very tasty. Very very good. A textbook example of bourbon barrel aging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2013 vintage, 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks obiwankushnobi! Pours a dark, nearly black-brown body with a fingers worth of light khaki foam. Sticky lacing. Aroma is strong vanilla, smoky peat, oak, bourbon drenched raisins, and caramel. Smells amazing. Taste is similar with strong vanilla, oak, and caramel with a slight brown sugar/dark fruit element. Finishes with a dry smokey peat finish. Insanely delicious and well integrated. Thick and coating mouth feel. Booze is hardly noticeable. This is a close second to Backwoods Bastard. Really amazing vanilla and bourbon aspect.

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