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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a hazy dull brown color with a fluffy foam... On the nose its big round and boozy, with rich brown sugar, molasses, a touch of earthy barrel notes and even some smokey peat. The palate is much of the same with rich mouthfeel and soft balance with flavors. The bourbon is definitely upfront but there is enough complexity in the bourbon and base beer for the final product to be pleasing and worth seeking out !


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft at Cigar City Brewing during the RBWG 2015 welcome event. Dark brownish black with light tan ehad. Aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, bourbon, booze. Tastes of bourbon, alcohol, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit, caramel. Full body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (977) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Notes from 4/26/2014. Typical bourbon barrel (brown sugar, vanilla, oak) with some smoked malts, caramel, and toast. I also got some leather (? Can’t read my writing). Anyway, I ticked it 4 stars on the day, my notes add up to 4.1. So not too far off.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6339) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Draft - Boozy bourbon notes, not much else. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Chocolate, vanilla and light bourbon notes. Balanced roast flavors with a touch of smoke.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
One2remeber (153) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottled 07.24.14 A: murky brown, lively, nitro looking espresso creamy head. S: big tar, chewy baked brownie, bourbon mixed with root beer. TM: creamy cola feel, rich bourbon is mild. A light booze/burn/warmth on lingers. A bit of sherry sweetness on the back. Sharp tannin like a black pepper burn. O: Clean, pronounced flavors, would not expect much more from a BBA Scotch Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3137) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Rating #3100. Bottle shared by Tony. Pours brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, bourbon, and some oak. Bourbon and toasted malt flavor with caramel, oak, and some nuttiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (809) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. Poured from a 750 mL bottle. The pour is a dark dark brown, with a little ruby or garnet poking through ad a nice darker head. The aroma is great. There is a lot of big caramel malts and a great vanilla and oak character from the barrel. There is a good lick of bourbon on the back end, which I wasn’t expecting entirely. The flavor is really good. There is a lot of caramel and dark fruits to go along with a solid vanilla character and an excellent woodiness. The mouth feel is decently thick and the carbonation had dissipated a bit. There is a boozy heat that really comes through on the back end. The aftertaste is solid. Caramel and dried fruit with just a touch of chocolate and the booze. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Smell is malt and bourbon. Taste is malt, a slight amount of booze, and a slight amount of chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1666) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with lightly tan colored head. Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, and some dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with sweetness, and a bourbon warmth. Very complex.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Heavy caramels, fruitiness, bourbon. Drank a batch one the other day and it was still drinking pretty damn well for a beer of this type with this age. Carbonation was low and a touch of oxidation but this is definitely an A-grade BA scotch ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
November 15, 2014. On tap at All in Beer Fest. Dark brown with a minimal brown head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, light peat and earthy. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, light alcohol. Finish is sweet, light peat notes and warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.


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