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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!!!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (1206) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2016
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4587) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2016
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (4719) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2016
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2016
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6500) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (342) - - APR 28, 2016
Aroma of dates, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted coconut bourbon. Taste is dates, raisins, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar and peat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1013) - 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.


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