Brewed by Eden Mill Brewery
Style: English Strong Ale
St Andrews, Scotland


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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We’re never merely content with creating beers that are extra special. So we set about developing small quantities of limited edition beers that are, in our opinion, simply extraordinary. Our journey began when we started a unique collaberation with the smallest and arguably the most beautiful distillery in Scotland, the Edradour Distillery. This led to the discovery of a very special ingredient for our beer. Wood. The first of our Wood series of select beers were brewed in oak casks originally containing Oloroso, claret, and Sauternes. Just weeks after the whisky had finished flowing from these beautiful barrels, they were helping to turn our finest craft beers into delicious wooden cask matured beers, each with their own distinctive character.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee nose .. soft roast ... light fruits ... little alcohol... dark malts ... little coconut in finish .... ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (42) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
OK sort of aged beer. Looks OK, barrelling seems to have made it a bit more complex than the average British strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1165) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle, 9.3%. Pours clear dark amber. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, wood and some malts. Tastes like a beery light bourbon. Medium bodied, moderate sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6321) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle shared at THT May 2015. 9.3% Very thin off white head. Clear amber pour. Nice bourbon notes. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6559) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle 9.3%, shared thanks to sic1314. Pours clear brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, toffee, malt and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2763) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2015
330 ml bottle from St. Andrews and consumed nearby. Conservative BB date stamp of March 2016. One of 3361 bottles; Barrel aged for 64 days. Looks great: deep,dark, clear red-brown body with a good very head. Whisky dominates the aroma and permeates the flavor, but there’s decent balance here, with the some dark roasted grain flavor evident and coming out clearly by the finish. No expert on this, but I suspect the bourbon barrel used was fairly high grade. In any case, very good bourbon flavor and aroma. Medium body with appropriate medium-light carbonation. Well hidden alcohol, excepting some nice smelling esters and slight warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1467) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
25.12.2014. Dark reddish brown. Aroma of sweet toffee, vanilla and oak. Taste has toffee malts, oak, vanilla, dried fruits. A bit artificial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
330ml bottle at home, from Beerhive, Edinburgh (1 of 1543 bottles, aged 62 days, 6.8% abv) - clear dark brown, no head, treacle, malty aroma, viscous, sweet, alcohol, soft carbonation

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (3673) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
330ml bottle shared with mr_h. 6.8% abv, aged 62 days. Dark brown, reasonable head. Bourbon malt aroma. Barley malt flavour. Insipid, alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
16th November 2014
6.8% bottle. Clear amber beer, small bubbly pale cream colour head. Smooth palate, semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Mild smooth malts, dry. Light sweetness. Little vanilla oak. Traces of fruits and mild bourbon. Mellow finish. If someone had given me an unlabelled bottle and said it was by Innis & Gunn, I would have believed them!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5862) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at the brewery. Pours amber, nose is toffee, vanilla, cola, bourbon, taste is sweet bourbon, toffee, vanilla. A bit like JD and coke.

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