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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy red brown color; small head. Strong vanilla oak aroma, old wood. Medium body strength, good caramel flavor, with some residual sweetness and light smoke touch; lightly nutty too, mostly in the final; the alcohol gives a warming feeling. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
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)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Draught at All In Beer Fest 2014, Göteborg. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Malty woody aroma, nuts, vanilla, caramel, raisins, figs, toffee, bourbon, some cream. Vinous flavor, raisins, figs, caramel, bourbon, grapes, warming alcohol, spicy notes, some woody notes. Extremely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, thanks to the Jack for sharing this one ! Very dark murky mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates to the edge. Nose is dark malts, bourbon, wood, dark toffee, dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, figs, nutty, dark caramel, booze, dark malts. Fulish bodied beer with moderate carbonation lending towards a dry boozey finish. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (15523) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle (2009 - 69/246) at home - Tasting. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Bourbon, licorice, fruity, roasted, sharpness, coconut, dried fruits, high malty, nice balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5. Poured a hazy dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt, wood and earthy scotch aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex drinkable brew.


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