Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 1696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2464) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Thin head which dissipates quickly. Slight sheen of foam lingering on top. Strong bourbon aroma with loads of sweet caramel, maple syrup and some smoke. Bourbon dominates all other aromas though. Color is a dark crimson mahagony. Nice color. Thiner body than expected. Bourbon is a bit less intense in the flavor. Lots of butter, sweet malts, wood and some smoked grains. Decent bitterness late swallow. Strong alcohol presence that stings and warms. Finishes buttery smooth and creamy with a lingering sharp bitterness. Not sure if this is a scotch ale but it is still pretty tasty. Bourbon may be a little bit strong but not totally overpowering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Poured brown with small bubbly off white head. Aroma of candy and bourbon. Very solid bourbon flavor with some sweetness. Finished harsh. Got worse as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle at BA tasting in Nashville. Pours mahogany with a thin head. Medium bodied with a slight sticky texture. Aroma of maple and smoke. Flavor of dark caramel and vanilla- rather simple. Some alcohol on the finish, but not in a detrimental way. I donít get a ton of barrel characteristics on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
A nice little scotch, gotten in trade. Pours medium with good lasting white head, tons of lace.Aroma is decent bourbon. Mouthfeel is easy, average and smooth, good bourbon taste not in-your-face that is well integrated and woody. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours a deep brown with a tan head - aroma is pure bourbon - couldnít smell anything beyond that. The taste was reminiscent of drinking a shot of Jack Danielís with a little beer splashed in it. Very different from any beer I have tried before. This is definitely a sipping beer. I have a neighbor who loves bourbon and loves beer that will love this stuff. A solid brew but not one I could drink regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Wawaweewah! This is overpowering. Looks great with a deep red and brown pour and a lasting thin tan head. The aroma is pure scotch. That is all I can find because it is so strong. The flavor is straight up scotch. A little vanilla and coffee shows up if you really look hard, but you have to look hard. I donít know what to say. It warms me up, but the complexity is totally sacrificed to the whiskey. Try it, because it is completely original, but donít buy a six pack unless you know what you are getting yourself into.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Very cool label, looks like my Grandpa....haha ((bottle I got was different than the one pictured). Pours a very deep brown with a one finger beige head. Nose was big on bourbon, with some vanilla, oak, caramel and a touch of booze. Flavor was sweet and woody with a good alcohol kick......good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 1, 2009
Taste 3/1 Bottle. Looks: Deep opaque brown with a tone finger head. Aroma: Vanilla, bourbon alcohol and molasses. Taste: Vanilla, molasses, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 Poured bronze and cloudy with floaters the head was very small and light tan aromas abound off roasted heavy malts and a slight bourbon and alcohol,taste was of heavy malts,oak and bourbon this was a very nice but mild bourbon cask adventure the bourbon by no means overpowers the maltiness of this wee heavy with a 10.2 ABV the flavor of alcohol is not just boubon infused

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2009
12oz bottle: Ruby red pour with a brownish core and skinny tan cap. Lots of yeasties floating throughout the body. A decent mix of oak and caramel malt meet the nose, but nothing special. The body expands the relationship, with more oak depth, some vanilla and butterscotch. Finishes really bitter and slightly chalky. Eh, the combo is okay, but doesnít sing for me. I think the barrel wins out eventually and it is just too much oak and grassy bitterness that donít mesh. Still a nice beer, maybe some time in the cellar with help things come to together a bit more smoothly.

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