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RATINGS: 1414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2007
DAMN! This was awesome. Chestnut body under a small tan head. The Bourbon was first to hit my nose and then the charred wood, toffee, vanilla, chawiní tobacci, and sweet malt. Velvety smooth and rich in the moutn. The Bourbon dominated the flavor in a wonderful way but was enhanced by the other elements. Well blended, well crafted beer from one of my favorite breweries. Only able to get two bottles. In the words of Oliver, "Please, sir, may I have some more?" And more, and more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2008 Poured a lightly hazy, brown amber color with a small, light tan film a top the beer, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, and caramel. Taste of vanilla, toffee, caramel malts, roast, light peat smoke, tobacco, oak, and bourbon in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1499) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 I enjoyed, but tasted nothing but Bourbon---not Scotch. Dark brown color with medium head. Alcohol well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2007
12 oz stubby bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a little bit of a tan head. Aroma is smoke, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, oak... complex and wonderful. Taste is also sweet and carmel-y. Surprisingly little alcohol burn... which really makes it unique among the other bourbon barrel-aged stuff because it has that bourbon flavor but is not reminiscent of drinking actual bourbon. (Nice.) A little watery in the finish, but still nice, definitely worthwhile.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2007
12oz bottle from a 4-pack. Pours a muddy, very dark red/brown with a tiny off white head. Aroma is a very pleasant mix between bourbon, toffee, molasses and carmel. Some alcohol too but Iím not turned off. Bourbon is strong yet fits right in and is pretty perfectly integrated I think. Tastes the same as it smells with some fruitiness, raisins. Some wood and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, maybe a tiny bit thin. I like Dirty Bastard but this is on a different level. Way better than I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours a ruby brown in color with no head. Smell is exactly what youíd think, a scotch ale with bourbon, oak, and rum notes. They must have used the same barrels as for their curmudgeon, this has many of the same characteristics. Taste is bourbon, oak, and some fig. The mouthfeel is medium and very smooth/creamy. This is an easy drinker, but you get a hit of the alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 I shouldnít even have to say it anymore, because everyone knows: bottle thanks to miketd. Poured a deep brown color with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, and even hints of fruit in the aroma. Very smooth and creamy. Sweet Caramel malts open the flavor and lead into a slight bourbon hit with undertones of toffee and fruits, with a nice drying oak finish. Nice beer that I really enjoyed. Thanks Mike.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Nice beer but it has taken on a little too much of the bourbon barrel essence. Sweetness and booze donít seem to find a perfect balance with this beer but itís not too bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Good aroma of oak and bourbon. Pours a very dark red/brown with very little head. Smooth beer, with just a hint of bourbon that isnít over powering. Solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2007
A very nice Scots Ale (and thanks to the fine folks at Crown #15, Fishers, Indiana, for seeking out this stock!). Pours a very dark, reddish brown, with thin head. Aroma is malt and spice. Flavor is the same, but very rich. Has an almost barley wine quality to it, with noticeable alcohol, but not unpleasantly so. A very good beer!


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