Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle at the barrel cellar with friends, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a big brown head and great lacing. Big bourbon, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, some coconut, coffee and cocoa notes in the aroma. Taste is rich and sweet - brown sugar, some toffee, caramel, coconut, woody, and raisins with a touch of heat on the backend. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Easy drinking for such a big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (889) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Beechner224. Oaky, vanilla, malty, peaty, light roast, caramel, light dark fruit. Dark translucent brownish black, brown head. Malty, semi sweet, peaty, and roasty, lots of bourbon and vanilla, hot in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (774) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Tan head. Aroma is boyrbon and chocolate, much different than the base beer, which we just had. Taste is malty, sweet, slight bourbon sweetness. Pretty tasty beer. Definitely an prove ment over the base.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
I loved the non bourbon barrel and I loved this one as much. The barrel added an additional dimension to the already wonderful silky caramel rich brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (763) - - SEP 13, 2014
Dark pour, thin brown head. Nose is chocolate and bourbon. Taste is smooth bourbon, chocolate, toffee, caramel, a touch of tart barrel on the finish, dlight dry construction paper. Creamy medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2096) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a 750mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours nearly opaque dark brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average, uneven lace. The nose is very sweet caramel, vanilla, maple, and toffee. The flavor has a bit more balanced dryness from some toasted bitterness, but dominated by vanilla, maple, caramel, and toffee. The body is full with just below average carbonation and a long vanilla and somewhat bitter toffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1046) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Clugs out into the snifter a nearly black with an espresso foam colored head. Caramel and vanilla waft from the glass. Coconut in there too. Rather thick mouthfeel with some burn in the back of the tongue. Sweet up front with the caramel and vanilla. Tobacco leaf appears midway and persists to the finish. Very Parabola-ish. And nearly as tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle poured into. Glass. Get a bourbon smell. Haven’t really been a fan of big sound. Taste is just as you’d expect. The barrel doesn’t so much to it. Not worth the money I spent on it.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Almost black pour. Small tan head. Plenty of lacing. Huge malty bourbony aroma. Taste is the same. Awesome malt and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle locally from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Had shared at a bottle share. Small snifters. Pours a deep brown with a thick light tan head. Some lacing. Powerful barrel aroma of whiskey/bourbon, dark fruits, booze, oak chips, slight caramel, and vanilla. The taste is close to the aroma with the booze, barrel and dark fruits most dominant and the vanilla creaminess on the back end. Very smooth texture. Slight boozy finish. Damn good beer.

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