NeuroPliny (236) - Calgary, Alberta, - 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.
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at the 2016 brewers ball in tampa. not sure why more companies donít put scotch ales in barrels-I think it works better than stouts and porters.
thepatrickman (542) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by tbub18 in Brooklyn (June 2015). I often find Scotch Ales to be too one-dimensionally malty for my tastes, but the barrel aging did wonders here. Itís sweet and malty, but itís also got waves of bourbon and oak flavor that mingle in to every part of this beer. Delicious.
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, thanks! Near black with barely any head. Aroma of big bourbon, vanilla, woody barrel notes, toffee, sweet malt and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
pushkinwow (2474) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ian at the 2015 Ottawa end-of-year gathering. Very dark mahogany with a very feint beige film. Aroma was overwhelmingly sweet with lots of vanilla, scotch, bourbon, plum, caramel, toffee and raisins. Moderate+ body and mild carbonation, very sweet and almost cloying, very boozy, made me feel slightly diabetic.
Benzai (12191) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Countbeer. Dark brown to black color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, caramel and huge bourbon. Taste malts, sweet, again loads of bourbon, light vanilla, light toffee, caramel, wet raisins. Bourbon flavoured aftertaste with a firm bitterness to it as well. Full body, oily texture, medium but also a bit soft carbonation somehow. Very nice!
Countbeer (5880) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small creamy head/lacing. Dark brown beer.
Aromas of mainly bourbon, butter and caramel with some hints of dried leaves, some spice, marzipan and vanilla and sweet fruit. Very nice!
Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, older wood, dried leaves, some toffee and light caramel, bitters, some prunes, marzipan, hint of bay leaf...
Aftertaste is bitter, toasty, dried leaves, bourbon, wood, etc.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky oily mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with Bourbon barrel, licorice, dark fruits, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with, roasted coffee, bourbon barrel, licorice notes, very nice. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared by a friend. poured a murky brown colour with a nice thick off tanned head on top. lotís of sweet bourbon hits the nose, raisins, sweet toffee, marzipan, vanilla, oak, sweet toffee, lotís of balanced flavors. big chewy mouthfeel. a slight notice of charred smoke oak, campfire marshmallows. with a strong sweet bourbon aftertaste. very nice!
drsordr (2062) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour cloudy dark copper with moderate tan head. Nose sweet caramel, toffee, raisin, plum, and hint of barrel. Taste sweet malt up front quickly transition to spicy, slight booze, and plum, raisin. Finish with again slightly boozy and spicy. Thick mouth feel.
bytemesis (6012) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is bourbon, marshmallow, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar. Flavor is fully sweet, dark fruits, raisins, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, a hint of cherries. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Well done, CCB.