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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This is a Belgian-style strong ale but with an American fusion twist dreamt up by Epic. Using authentic Belgian-style yeast, this is a malt-driven beer with Maris Otter malt as a base and a hint of Pilsner malt. For the first twist we use smoked cherry wood malt that works itís magic, bringing a smoky sweetness to the caramel malts and a bit of peat flavor as well. This ale then really marries together when it hits the cask. The entire batch aging in the whiskey barrels nicely dries out the perceived sweetness of the caramel malt leaving an almost scotch like taste, with smoke, bourbon, hints of vanilla, wood, aged fruit from the Belgian yeast and some peat. A very, very special extremely flavorful strong ale made for sharing.

Release #1 - 8.0% ABV
Release #2 - 8.8% ABV
Release #3 - 10.5% ABV
Release #4,5 - 9.9% ABV
Release #6,7 - 10.5% ABV
Release #8 - 9.5% ABV
Release #9,10 - 9.0% ABV
Release #11 - 12.5% ABV
Release #12 - 10.7% ABV
Release #13,14 - 10.5% ABV
Release #15,16 - 10.4% ABV

hopscotch's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle... Cloudy copper pour with a small, fat-bubbled, lightly-tanned head. The bouquet offers components of smoke, candied dark fruits, raisins, dates and dried plums. Iím pulling some smoke, but not as much as I would like. Full-bodied and silky with tingly carbonation. Sweet, spicy and vinous, there is very little smoke to be found in the flavor. Notes of vanilla, oak, crusted port and bourbon are the highpoints here. Tannic, spicy, dry finish that provides very little in the way of smoke. I was hoping for much more, but that doesnít affect the quality of the brew. Well-constructed, but not really my thing. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (7311) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 10, 2016
Tap at Craft Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Poured a murky dark brown colour with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is sweet toffee caramel malt, alcohol. The flavour is strong sweet with a rich smooth oily, sweet malt, rich fruit, liqourice alcohol, light pepper spice palate and a bubbly mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Big rich and gorgeous. Just a little too sweet for me though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2016
A big malty and yeasty beer that shows a little barrel and a good dose of smoke. A really nice treat overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3010) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
a very rich brew. has a mild aroma. But the flavor more than makes up for it. Great marriage between Belgian and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (511) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle (22oz). Release #36. Dark golden. Muddy. Not much of a head. Very malty. Sweet. Some smoke and a little barrel. Quite good. Somewhat like a Belgian scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3028) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber release 29 poured. Hazy medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is nice, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is oak and some smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1334) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Murky brown pour with minimal head. Strong oaky aroma along with biscuit, nutmeg, brown sugar. Smokiness really makes itself present and in the flavor. Very unique beer. Iím also getting some anise/licorice. Alcohol is noticeable. This is good, not super drinkable however. Points for originality, subtract some points for the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Tap. Dark rusty copper brown. Lots of sweet dark fruit and prunes at first in the aroma. Malty. Decently smoky in the flavor, with some whisky notes on top of the sweet dark fruits. Medium to thicker viscous body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
5:11 PM 30 Jul 14 @ GIB, shared w/ dj marky, after work, thanks kevin (&stacey) . . copper amber ..medium head, lacing is great .. . medicine cabinet, wood drip, oak, spice tin, and alcohol .. grungy mouth, yet drinkable .. interesting beer, i enjoyed it but wouldnít want it again ..
.. . . i was raised on the dairy, bitch!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, this is release 4. Big estery Belgian yeast aroma, malty, berries, hot alcohol notes. The flavor follows the aroma, there is a bit of malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of light smoke and Belgian esters over big oak notes. Taste is more toward the smoke, but still lighter, nicely done, with more of the barrel too. This was well done.

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