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 ’perty 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. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Thank kiefdog for the share. Wow. Pours a red-brown with a nose of smoke, maple, brown sugar, molasses, and sweet malty vanilla. Flavor is same with bourbon and lingering sugary maple. Awesome beer that sticks me in the nose- I do not want to stop smelling this beer, and the flavor does not disappoint either. Excellent Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of kiefdog. Pours a clear amber with a one finger off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is earthy with notes of caramel, sweet malt, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is the same as aroma but more prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and very well hidden alcohol. This beer is freakin delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
bottle, muddy almond color, slight head, aroma of malty scotch whiskey, flavor is quite different with celery seed, parsley, butterscotch and raw oak, finish is strong but not overpowering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12oz bottle from WLV Liquours. Pours a muddy ruby brown with a creamy soapy beige head. Dark fruits, licorice, and bourbon are abundant and delicious in the nose. More dark fruits, and bourbon flavors, the licorice flavor takes on a charred note, with vanilla, oak, and a bitter licorice finish. If you like scotch ales this is one extreme, but great example of it. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle...medium cloudy brown with a tan head...drippy lacing forming...sweet malt aroma with bourbon aroma...strong bourbon...strong alcohol presence and more bourbon...damn holy alcohol!....its like a shot of bourbon with a beer chaser...creamy heavy body...so bourbon fufilled its hard to taste much else...sweet finish...bitter chocolate...minor....Frank tastes moleasses and apricots through the napkin influence

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 oz. bottle - big thanks to eclectic for this killer bonus brew; pours with a thin tan head and mostly flat, clear dark brown; minor floaties; aromas of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, candy and alcohol; drinks very sweet and strong; not too much of a bite, but you can feel the high ABV going down; had a great chocolaty smoothness to it going down; vanilla, oak, dank fruit and sugar; almost a BW in texture and aromas; more memorable than the regular Dirty Bastard

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours a darkened reddish brown. Big frothy tan head with a little stickiness. Heavy sugary nose. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and a crazy likeness to spiced coconut rum. Flavor is laden with bourbon and smoky peat. Heavy alcohol, caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. Not too sweet though. Kinda a like a bourbon barrel barley wine. Finishes sweet with a little sharpness. Body is medium thick. I am not a big fan of bourbon and this is by far the most bourbon influenced brew I have had to date. I overlooked that though and feel that while it is not my personal favorite it is nonetheless a high quality Scotch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a red-tinged brown with a small light tan head. Amazing, smooth aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and oak, slightly sweet, with hints of dark fruits and earthy tones. Flavor is earthy peated malts, caramel, oak, a bit of vanilla. Bourbon and oak finish. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Bottle. Pours hazy red with a beige head. The aroma has cheap bourbon, peat, and vegetables. The flavor is cheap bourbon, cheddar cheese, and butterscotch. Pretty bad. Poured half my glass down the drain. Assuming I got a bad bottle, I have another I’ll let hang out in the cellar for awhile and see if anything changes.. 5/3/2/2/5 = 1.7

Bottle. Same age sampled two years later. Pours brownish red with a beige head. Light bourbon aroma with a light malty sweetness and some earthy hints. The flavor is smooth and really well balanced. Bourbon, toast, earthy notes, some woody hints. Well something has changed, either the my tastes or the beer, or maybe the last bottle was just a bad bottle. Either way, this was really good. 8/4/8/4/16 = 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
tronraner’s Xmas Eve Eve Eve Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Suttree. Cloudy light brown with a thin light whitish head. Big peat and alcohol aroma, taste is peaty, scotch with a nice smokiness and vanilla.

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