brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, opaque brown pour. Smells like sweet fruit, cherry peels, and a touch of alcohol. Taste starts off alright, with a standard scotch ale flavor, some wood, bourbon, and malt. But it all falls apart in the finish, an incredibly bitter an astringent flavor comes out of nowhere.
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out dark brown with some foam. Smells sweet and boozy. Taste is big malty with woody bourbon. Flavors of caramel, toffee, peat, vanilla and oak. Smooth sticky finish with nice alcohol warming. Another very good brew.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin short lived tan head. The nose has caramel and vanilla with some light notes of chocolate. Great flavors, very smooth feel. Caramel, sweet bourbon, nice dark malts, vanilla. Thick body, soft carbonation. Great beer.
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alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Adam for this bottle. Shared with friends. The nose is bourbon heavy and malty. It smells really sweet and the bourbon adds a nice level. The taste blew me away. I am not a fan of scotch ales but the bourbon aging made this beer amazing. Sweet bourbon booze with a nice scotch ale base. Hope I can try this one again, outstanding!
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very high alcohol. smells like liquor. Betty scotch like. very strong. overheating.
NeuroPliny (142) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown from a 500 cc bottle. Tan head that is quickly fading. Aroma is sweet malt tinged with bourbon and oak with notes of dried fruit and spice. Flavour is wonderful dark sweet malts balanced with oak and bourbon. The bourbon barrel finish adds so much complexity to an already awesome Scotch Ale.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
got to the tasting late there was still some in the bottle so it had set for an hour and was it ever ready to be drank. on that note it poured a taffy murky brown orange rich wood and Carmel notes taste was nice smoky wood and sweet sugars it was more than i had expected very well rounded
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 A: you can smell the booze from the beer, nice chocolate hint. A: pours dark red with a tan head. The cup lace is very strong. T: has some alcohol at the finish, hop, cocoa and malt. P: full mouthful, very drinkable and some thing I would share with friends.
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy. Poured a dark brown with a white top. Aroma was of coffee, logs, and pine. Flavor was of cherry, peat, and chocolate. Weird taste.
alex4r (72) - - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last years release I believe, green wax. Murky brown pour, heavy barrel notes. Malty as hell, toffee, caramel notes on the nose. Medium texture. The taste follows suite, a little burn from the alcohol, I am sure this would mellow out over time. Pretty rich, probably not order everybody but I dig it