chucklemation (1206) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown color with no foam head. Aroma is toffee caramel, vanilla, ripe banana, dark fruit, and cracker. Flavor is sweet vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, and cracker. Perhaps a bit too far on the sweet side. The bourbon character is mild. Has a medium body. I don’t think this matches the original Scotty Karate, but it’s still enjoyable.
JStax (4587) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour. The beer is a dark brown near black with a beige head of foam. The aroma reminds me a lot of oatmeal raisin cookies. The bourbon comes through, but is more of a supporting note. Sweetness is the dominant taste, but there is enough oat character to keep it in check. Thick mouthfeel and a little chewy. Big body and moderate carbonation. Delicious.
rumproasts (4719) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Moderate bourbon aroma. Rather heavy and dull on the palate with bourbon and molasses. I was hoping for this to be a hell of a lot better than it is.
BuckeyeBoy (5219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out caramel color topped with a sand head. nose is bourbon barrel some malty caramel and pit fruit. taste is more of the heavy caramel sweetness heavy malts and a nice bourbon barrel notes.
Boutip (5693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a dark foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla with caramelized sugar notes is quite awesome. Taste is a nice mix between some heavily caramelized malt notes with some bourbon and vanilla notes with a woody finish. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Awesome nightcap style beer.
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DLD2016. Pours a cloudy golden orange with not much head. Aromas of vanilla caramel some dark fruits. Taste is sweet. I was feeling miserable at this point.
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, wood, roast, nuts, and bourbon. Taste of caramel, nuts, tobacco, vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Alcohol was less than the regular version.
JaBier (6500) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, cherry and toffee. Caramel and peat flavor with booziness before a smooth finish.
Dorkenstein (342) - - APR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dates, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted coconut bourbon. Taste is dates, raisins, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar and peat.
SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.