Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Big and delicious for your íperty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. Itís a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bierkraft. Yastes of malt, sugart, brown toffeee and bread. Tastes of toffee, sagrup and cocolatye. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Deep amber with minimal head. Nose is dominated by bourbon. Flavor is primarily bourbon up front, lots of bourbon. There is some malt presence, but bourbon takes the front seat. Very interesting beer, and even though I generally enjoy barrel aged beers, this was a bit much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12oz bottle (í08) from Secret Santa
Appearance: Pours a very dark mahogany, almost black with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Bourbon, oak, caramel and smokey
Taste: Roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla. Dry finish
Very nice scotch ale. Nice sipper beer that I could ísipí a few of easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Had on tap at Old Chicago...this beer was really unexpected. It was almost like a lightly carbonated scotch or whiskey. That might not seem appealing, but it was excellent. Very enjoyable. Was way smoother than its parent dirty bastard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2009 bottle. Brown in color with amber highlights. A small white head was present upon pouring but faded fast. This smells like boozy pancakes to me, which is coincidentally what Iím gonna make for breakfast tomorrow. Strong vanilla presence in the aroma, too. Taste is sweet with vanilla and a slight anise note in there as well. Stronger dark fruit presence in the taste. Mild alcohol not with a slight warming feeling in the throat which each sip. Another solid offering from bells*.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Received as part of "extras" in a HB BIF from Hogie. 3.0 A: Really dark brown and rather opaque. I couldnít get a good head (about one finger), and not good retention of that either. Head is light brown in color. Decent amount of lacing. There is a bunch of variable sized crap throughout all layers of the brew. 4.5 S: Damn good aroma. Easily makes up for the sloppy appearance. Bourbon barrels come through quite well and also a tinge of alcohol. Dark roasty malts and dark fruits. 4.0 T: Tastes a lot like it smells. Woodiness and alcohol tinge are present foremost. Lots of raisins and tobacco as well, followed by plum. Roasted malt and caramel. 4.0 M: Heavy Medium body. Except for the bite of alcohol, this is otherwise very smooth. 3.5 D: Though I enjoy a wee heavy/barleywine/olde ale now and again, I havenít found one that I find very drinkable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-01-2009 19:17:54

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. I preferred the original Dirty Bastard to this one. Nose is big on bourbon, coconut. Pours deep amber with low tan head. Taste is overpowering of bourbon, with sweet malt. Finish is long and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Smells strongly of wood and vanilla. Deep amber in color. Complex dark ale, sweet an roasty with nice oaky and whiskey tones. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1832) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
bottle thanks to EDA - sweet, oaky, brown sugar, toffee, butterscotch, bready malts. molasses, sugary toffee finish. bourbon and smooth. one of the best scotch ales iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4118) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2011
Lots of bourbon, oaky, brown sugar. Off sweet. Smooth and rounded. Hardly any peaty notes.

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