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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. Pours cloudy reddish brown with slight beige head. The aroma is Scotch, caramel, earth, and toffee. The flavor is tobacco, toffee, barrel char, with a tasty earthy finish. A very enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10590) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Thanks fishingnet for the trade. Pours a murky brown with a one finger tan head. The nose is sweet, shows some caramel malt, mill tannic oak, very mild bourbon, fruity. The flavor is malty, shows some mild peat, tannic oak, warming alcohol, mild vanilla, woody. Palate is tannic and warm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3951) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle shared by emacgee. Thanks Ethan. Nose of big caramel, light bourbon, big malts, a lot like the original. Flavor shows some more bourbon than the nose, wood, peat, vanilla, scotch. Very nice and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3282) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
9th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of dkachur. Aroma is of oak, vanilla, faint alcohol. Flavor is more boozy than the nose, bourbon, oak, more molasses. Good, but I preferred the regular version.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, bourbon and vanilla with notes of oak. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, bourbon and oak with notes of alcohol. Sweet and alcoholic finish. The alcohol is too dominating.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5183) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Acquired a 750 ml bottle via trade with Hopscotch. From bottle 216/246 pours a semi-hazy dark reddish amber colored brew with a thin and fast dissipating off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, some dark pitted fruits, vanilla, a hint of caramel and some floral hops. Taste is full bodied compared to the regular Big Sound Scotch Ale, flavors of bourbon, vanilla, dark pitted fruits and some alcohol. Finish is boozy, slightly metallic with some vanilla and dark fruit aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2009 bottle number 158/246 thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazy brown body and a fading white head. Aroma of caramel, lots of bourbon, and fusel alcohol. Taste is fruit, sugar, brown sugar, maple, bourbon and a bit nutty. Light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured dark brown/ruby with a beige head. aroma was caramel, smokey, peat, and raisin. flavor was peat, raisin, smokey, and alcohol. light-medium body with low carbonation. looks like i missed the chocolate in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3945) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandernavy. The smell is caramel, sweet, malts, toffee, candy, and nice. The look is clear, red to brown in color, not too much head. The taste is peat, candy, sweet, toffee, and caramel.


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