Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Deep dirty browns, his khaki foamy head recedes into a khaki collar while the middle is marked by random bubble scatterings. When I tease his murky depths, I find lace kindly left behind. Dipping my nose in for the kill, I am suddenly standing before a never-ending supply of caramel nougat truffles dusted with cinnamon powder while rich vanilla perfumes the air. Graham crackers crunch under my watchful nose and bourbon oozes out of the porous wood barrels in which they used to rest. An interesting addition, maraschino cherries flitter about the wood, bourbon, and caramel nougat truffles before one last kiss of treacle brings me into supping beervana. His body is sublimely smooth and marked by creamy sweetness. Toasted marshmallows find themselves right at home with the graham crackers and vanilla while the back of his swallow pierces with heavy caramel sweetness. As I bite into each quaff, I find his soft caramels and cinnamon dusted truffles filled with the richest of bourbons. Slivers of vanilla extract can be found as I dig through each flavorful quaff. Bourbon warms my breath and the gentle dryness of wood settles atop my tongue for that always classic interplay of palate cleansing and thirst inducing pleasures. A beer to be supped slow and at room temperature, I find that the more he warms the more his flavors melt into each other. Filled with warm fuzzies, I settle in for a slow session of beervana inspired by Cigar City Brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3253) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottled courtesy of Diego at the LCBS 10. I am not a huge fan of scotch ales and was very disappointed with the 2010 Big Sound. However, the bourbon barrel aged version was a pleasant surprise. The nose was full of sweet caramel and bourbon. The bourbon counters the over whelming sweetness of the scotch ale. This was a well balanced ale full of bourbon, caramel malts, and dark fruits. Well done CC.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Aroma is tons of caramel, bourbon, lots more caramel, and higher alcohols. Taste is bourbon, well integrated caramel malts, low hopping, and cinnamon spices, Finish is strongly sweet, slightly hopped, and more alcohol. Just so sweet! Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice deep ruby amber with a moslty lasting big off beige head. Aroma is big caramel malt, not too much sharp dark crystal though- some toffee, honey, nutty chocolate and light roast and hints of burnt malts, oak, bourbon moderate sweetness. Flavor is caramel and bourbon sweetness with more vanilla and oak coming through with slight burnt edges, fruity notes all around- figs and apple with some plum, toffeee, and almost wine like tannins towards the end. As it warms slight solvent, bourbon and ethanol come through. Pretty nice though overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
750 ml. bottle 206/246 ...wow, i usually don’t like scotch ales but i really enjoyed this one. bourbon in the nose. Dark brown color, light head. Aroma of licorce, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied and very complex. Very well done cigar city!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
0.75 l bottle at Petalax Beer Festival 2010. Dark brown color. Sweet perfumed aroma with vanilla, bourbon, raisins and prunes. Toffeish and bourbony flavor with raisins and prunes in the background. Some sharp alcohol. Toffee and bourbon blend well. A bit too sharp on alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to andrew. Murky red brown thin head. Sweet bourbon charred fruit richer and juicier. Red fruit bourbon oak rich but it become boozy and messy. Dry finish 7/3/7/4/14 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Poured a murky brown color. Aroma is sweet, malty, some wood and light bourbon but alcohol it is noticeable. Flavor is sweet with vanilla, bourbon, cream and raisins. Very smooth overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
bottle 101/246 by way of dak on 3/21/2010. very dark reddish orange shade of brown... murky with a beige head. loads of green pepper in the aroma along with lactose, brown sugar, figs, cake, a touch of chocolate and some toasted nuttiness. the flavor is the same... very rich and caramel-y. i can’t help but think that this is not as good as the original... 7/5/7/4/15/3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Bottled@PBF2010 Ruby amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, wood, vanilla, some mild notes of fudge as well. Flavour is quite wooden, some fudge and mild notes of alcohol. A bit stinging, otherwise nice.

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