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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (321) - - APR 28, 2016
Aroma of dates, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted coconut bourbon. Taste is dates, raisins, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar and peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (981) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours dark chestnut, white head. Aroma is mild mild bourbon, mild scotch ale notes. Flavor is some bourbon aged scotch ale. Ehh, no better than the standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2016
Mahogany body with russet highlights. Half inch of tan head. Aromas include candied fruit, caramel malt. Fruity, medium sweetness, toffee, light bourbon character, mildly tannic. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2016
12 oz. bottle that I chose to pour to a snifter at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a clear, ruby highlighted brown tone, with a frothy, tan head that gradually reduced to a persistent ring, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was cocoa/toffee & dark fruit, with malty, caramel sweetness, some barrel induced vanilla, and ready alcohol. Medium+ bodied with a little spritz to the carbonation, but otherwise, somewhat soft effervescence, the taste was similar, with some earthy bitterness, not overly expressive bourbon notes, but warming, smooth, and not over done, imo. Liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8165) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber/copper color with a small disappearing off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon forward, vanilla, some dark fruit, raisins, this does come off a bit boozy, just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (889) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2016
From bottle into pint glass. Brown head, nice deep brown body. Nose is lotís of Bourbon caramel, brown sugar, strawberries. Deep sweetness some alcohol heat. Great woody molasses finish. Nice beer, bourbon works well with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
On tap at Hopcat A2. Pours a near clear deep ruby amber with a light brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy bread with some toffee and a touch of bourbon supporting. Flavor combines toffee and bourbon with some sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (1238) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle. Hazy copper brown pour, medium tan head with decent retention. Nose is toffee, candy sugar, boozy barrel goodness, dried fruit (dates, raisins and figs) vanilla. Mouth is surprisingly watery and thin, malt and barrel without a whole lot of oomph from anything detected in the nose. Some toasted bread and a warm, yet boring, dry finish. Very disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (894) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2016
bottle poured into a tulip glass..ruby color with an off-white head..aroma of bourbon,caramel,dark fruits...tastes like it smells..not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2016
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! 2015 vintage. Pours a somewhat cloudy tea amber with a tiny off-white ring for a head that vanishes. Sweet and barrel-forward, with toffee, brown sugar, oak, dried leaves, and bourbon. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty, sticky mouthfeel. Not bad.

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