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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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It is hard to believe it has been 10 years, since we first released Scotty Karate Scotch Ale!!! What better way to celebrate the decade than to release a Bourbon Barrel Aged edition of this mighty fine Scotch Ale!!!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Clean soft copper brown pour with one finger of tan head. Dextrinous nose with bourbon/alcohol, apple, earthy malt, and toasted bread. Earthy malt and a touch papery. Alcohol and rich caramel notes with a kind of bitter quality.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Tap. Pours a clear dark Amber body with a small tight bubbled beige head. The nose is pretty light on the bourbon, which is nice, it allows the heavy sweet and toasty maltiness to shine through. The flavor is very well balanced between the barrel and the beer, neither overpowers the other. The alcohol does become a bit apparent on the finish along with nice bourbon, vanilla, and oak notes. Full bodied and chewy without being clingy and sticky. Nice soft carbonation helps cut through the heavy malt. Really nice beer, glad to have Dark Horse available in PA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle after regular version. Thicker; aroma of caramel syrup and rotting dark fruit. Smells like this is unfinished. Smells, tastes, and feels worse than the original.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2016
12 oz bottle, labeled as 2015 vintage. Reddish brown with some small particles and a very light tan head. Juicy apple and brown sugar aroma at first, moving into strong bourbon. Bourbon strong in the flavor as well, mixing with toasty caramel and molasses. Dark fruit, vanilla, and a touch of oxidation in here, and an alcohol edge. A pretty good mix, really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are sweet toffee, bourbon, and some vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6723) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a medium sized foamy off white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweetish with toffee, caramel, a bit of dark fruit and bourbon. The flavor was strong bourbon with caramel, toffee and dark fruit elements. Long finish with growing booziness. Full bodied but undercarbonated. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle courtesy of my friend Lance. Thanks! Vintage 2015. Muddy brown pour with a short tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy and sweet with caramel, brown sugar, light vanilla, booze sweet malt and soft oak. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, soft smokiness and light oak notes. Body is medium with a dense, prickly carbonation. Ends with soft smoke, sweet malt, toasted malt, caramel, vanilla notes, booze and brown sugar. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1673) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2016
Lots of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, grassy, earthy, raisin, toast. Deep Brown/ruby colour, medium tan head. Heavy sweet, lightly bitter, quite a bit of acidity, less flavourful than the nose leads you to believe. ABV evident, but not boozy, lightly salty, barrel aging evident, but not very heavy. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, short (considering ABV) warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (377) - - JUN 4, 2016
Very well done. The aging created a great, almost smoky taste. I like it a lot it really works well...

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (640) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle poured to pint glass. A nice version of the DH Scotch ale. Nothing complex other than some oak and vanilla, but the non-BB Scotty is a simple beer. I like that the high ABV doesnt kick. A nice BB-aged beer.


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