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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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The Bottleworks VIII 140 Schilling Strong Scotch Ale was brewed by Tony Savoy of Flyers Restaurant and Brewery in Oak Harbor, WA to celebrate Bottleworks' 8th Anniversary. Brewed with a starting gravity of 26 degrees Plato, this rich, malty ale has subtle hints of Centennial, Chinook and Kent Goldings hops. A total of 1,263 pounds of pale, chocolate and roasted malts were used in two mashings to make just 7 barrels.

Took Bronze in the "Other Strong Ale or Lager" category for the GABF 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6260) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2008
100% blind rating. Head is initially very small, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, chocolate, nuts), with notes of sherry, cola, plum. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Zzzzz. Past its prime perhaps, and yet recent ratings are all high. *shrug*

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Dark garnet purple colored body with a caramel brown colored head, grows quickly, dies quickly. Nose is at first a stinky BO/limburger cheese note, funky toe jam… ugh… there’s some scotch, buttery, oxidized scotch, pancakes, cheese bagel spread, what the fuck is going on? Narsty acidic milky cheese funk oxidized flavor… ugh. Something went wrong here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a very dark brown body with a slight ruby hue when held to the light. Small fleeting beige head. The nose is uber-heavy maltiness with lots of dark fruits, roast, chocolate, just a slight hint of sherry-like oxidation, and a hint of licorice. Heavy sweet malt leads things off with a beautifully aged light note of oxidation , some bakers chocolate, roasty grain, and just a little bit of alcohol apparency on the finish. Really long lingering slightly sour tinged finish complements the sweet malt really nicely. Mouthfeel is oily and slick with perfect soft fizzy carbonation. Really mouth coating on the back end. This is the first time I’m having this, but it really seems to have aged very gracefully. The aged character really gives it that extra layer of complexity that boosts this to an amazing experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
22oz bottle. Thanks to Travisd13. Pours caramelly dark brown with red highlights, thin offwhite head. Smells very sweet and almost smokey and roasty malty with some dark sweet fruit, plums maybe. Tastes sweet and malty roasty with lots of dark, ripe, fruit flavors. Very good, very complex. Full bodied, subdued but good carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2008
A black beer with a red shine under a thin tan head. The aroma is very sweet malty with strong notes of berries and bourbon - and so is the flavor. The mouthfeel is very powerful. Just a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2008
22 oz bottle. Dark cola with a bubbly tan head that completely disappears. Nose is toffee, plum and raisin with fruit wood smoke. Luscious full body with just a trace of sour tang. Taste is prune, brittle, candied ginger, cocoa powder and grape. Dry, bitter grass adds a little balance. A super malty Scotch ale. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3855) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bomber shared by Enniskillen; Nose is prunes, peat, molasses, and caramel, hazy very dark brown with a small beige head, flavor slightly tart and bitter with raisins, molasses, and light chocolateyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Brown with a very thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, alcohol, lots of toffee, I like it. Taste is alcohol, toffee, dried fruit. Thick oily body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3258) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2008
22 oz bottle by way of after4ever. Pour is dark brown with ruby highlights. Thinnish tan head - one inch tall, falls quickly to just a few bubbles clinging to the edge of the glass. Aroma is big, BIG peat maltiness. Some sweet caramel, dark chocolate, smoke, roast - nose is just lush and immense. Wonderful smelling beer. Taste is not as big as the nose, fortunately I suppose, but has all the component parts of the nose - caramel biscuit malt, salty peatiness, dark chocolate and granular earthiness - nice stuff. Palate is big and mouth coating. Smooth, drinkable and absolutely no alcohol heat at all. Really nice beer, on this evening it outshone Deviation. Thanks for grabbing this gem for me Tom, always appreciated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2008
22 ounce bottle shared by theisti. WOW! The pour is dark brown with some redish hues and a large sticky head. The aroma is bready malt, chocolate, cocoa powder, toffee, and some beef jerky. The flavor is not as bombastic at the nose, and that’s a good thing. Very chocolatey with some lingering roast and toffee. Really well made with no signs of alcohol. Full body with a very smooth milky mouthfeel. This was a real suprise. I’d put it up against the AleSmith WeeHeavy any day.

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