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


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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 (20694) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared during JackL’s leaving do. Many thanks to the guest of honour himself for procuring this Oak Wood Series specialty. Pours clear, golden-brown with a frothy tan head. The nose is bread and toffee, mostly. Medium sweet flavor with prominent bready malt character, some nips of corn, toffee and ripe berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, simply structured, with more bread, berries and toffee. OK, fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11952) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jackl. It pours clear brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet malt loaf, brown bread, fruit cake, caramel, light spice, toasted coconut and vanilla. The taste is sweet, toasted sugars, earthy roast, toffee, black tea, vanilla and some warming alcohol through to the finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Soft and easy going, if lacking a bit of depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell as ’Eden Mill Bourbon Barrel’. This one is 9.3%. Brown, still, slight haze, small foamy tan head. Aroma is tea, astringent wood, booze. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is apple, toffee, woody, booze. Pretty hot in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Thanks to JackL. Reddy caemale brown coloured pour with a small halo of off white head. Aroma is subdued. Nutty caramel. Tangy apple raisin. Woody. Palate is medium light. Papery. Moderate carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (481) - 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 (1201) - 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 (8440) - 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 (9985) - 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 (4112) - 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 (2746) - 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.

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