harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Deeblo 30 th birthday. Hate the aroma. too bourbon too barrel aged no beer. all bourbon on aroma. i mean unbalanced and not great
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2009 - 69/246) at home - Tasting. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Bourbon, licorice, fruity, roasted, sharpness, coconut, dried fruits, high malty, nice balance.
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown. Not much head. A rather boozy aroma jumps out of the glass, something I don’t remember from when I had it at the tap room. The aroma also has sweet vanilla and brown sugar elements from the barrel, and the signature dark fruits and rich malts of the scotch ale. On the palate, this is very sweet, with light fruits and a pretty strong dark malt scotch ale character. The barrel is all over this beer, with brown sugar and bourbon. It doesn’t taste as hot as it smelled. The big thing with this beer is that the interaction between the scotch ale and the barrel elements is only okay. On paper, they ought to be quite cohesive but I don’t know if I’ve ever really loved a bourbon Scotch Ale before so it might just be something that can only peak so high.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (bottle 237/246, vintage 2009)
Dark brown color, steady beige head. Aroma of licorce, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied. Vanilla, oak, licorice, bourbon. More complex and more interesting than the normal version.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of peat, wood, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of oak, peat, caramel malt, earth, and roastiness with a dry finish.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of ryan - thanks! Muddy, chunky brown, edge head, no lacing. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate. Taste is sweet butterscotch and chocolate. Too light bodied, too sweet, especilay for a BA.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bouron and vineous alcohol. Sweet and malty flavour with a slightly tart tannic note and some oak. A bit cloying in the sweetness and with notable alcohol
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2009 750ml bottle @Noogfest High5–pours a light tan ring for a head and dark amber color. Aroma is bourbon, dark malt-sweet molasses, peat, secondary hops bite. Taste is bourbon, dark malt-sweet molasses, peat, secondary hops bite, some earthy/ashy.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Lots of sugary malts and ripe fruits in the nose. Big sweet flavor, dark malts, brown sugar, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation.mlightlybwarmingnfinish, lots of sticky, sugary dark malts, toffee, raisins, plums and figs. Good. Big and sweet, but good. (4.0)
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2013 bus trip day. Pours clear, golden-brown with a light, creamy head. Big and sweet, lots of honey and toffee. Light dryness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lots of sugary fruits, toffee, etc. Ballsy stuff. (3.7)
<br ?>Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to someone...maybe Jack? Pours red-brown with a fine, beige head. Ripe dark fruit noe, some darkened malts. Big sweet flavor with alcohol, brown sugar and dark bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming finish with sticky dark sugars, brown sugar, toffee, toasty bread. Sweet, sugary stuff, but for what it is it is good. (3.8)
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brownish-amber color with a finger of off-white head. A nice bourbon and vanilla note to it on top of the rich caramel and toffee malt smells. The flavor is quite similar. Heavy bourbon, vanilla, and wood with a strong caramel malt flavor and some brown sugar.