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RATINGS: 1662   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 In short: A woody strong ale. Very drinkable but very simple.
How: Bottle 12oz, probably about 6 months old. Graciosity of kmweaver, thanks a lot Ken!
The look: Cloudy brow body with some red highlight topped by a very small beige head.
In long: Shy nose of molasses and some dark fruits. Taste has a lot of wood/barrel but not much of the advertised bourbon (which imho is a good thing). Rather dry despite the initially sweet attack. Overall rather simplistic taste of wood/barrel with notes of dark caramel, alcohol and dark grapes. Nice beer but about as complex as complex as a cheap Dinner napkin puzzle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (1046) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Pours very cloudy dark copper with thick lacing from tan dense head. Chocolate and plum notes in the nose. Rich chocolate flavor is quickly replaced with alcoholic/whiskey notes. Vanilla undertones add to this very intriguing and complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Bottle, courtesy SeaBass. Pours a murky brownish red, thin lacing, white head. Aroma is hot, licorice, some apricot, mostly alcohol. Flavor is nice bourbon with some chocolate, peanut butter, some smooth licorice. Smooth, soft, chewable, very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3982) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Sampled at tronraner’s Xmas Eve^3 tasting. Hazy brownish amber pour with a huge boozy nose. Flavor is massively earthy and bourbon. This could be a pretty enjoyable brew if you are looking to get drunk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Dark amber pour with a light amber head. Aroma heavy with bourbon, vanilla and sweet roasted malt. Taste mirrors aroma. Strong heady brew with taste that speaks of more alcohol than 9.2%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle picked up at Brawley’s in Charlotte. Clear dark mahogony color with a tan head. Bourbon, oak, and boozy aroma. Woody, vanilla, more bourbon, and a nice caramel scotch ale backbone. Velvety mouthfeel with a slightly hot finish. Nice barrel aged beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Awesome Brew. Great Bourbon flavor with a nice hint of smoke and hops. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2009
bottle from secret santa. somewhat cloudy brown pour, light tan head. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, wood, molasses, hops and syrup. Flavor has understated bourbon notes with a great hop balance. Sweet honey notes, wood and vanilla are present. Very nice beer. Thanks santa!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours brown with tan head. The aroma is bold and yummy with wood, vanilla, molasses and sweet booze. The taste is similar with wood, vanilla and sweet bourbon followed by sludgy molasses and stewed sugary cherries. Yum. It is smooth and silky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2960) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Nice oak aging here that keeps its cool and stays really smooth. Aromas of vanilla and wood. Flavor is roughly the same with a hint of sweetness on the finish. Pour is a dark copper color with a ton of sediment. Under the vanilla and oak you have a bit of red fruit flavors, plum, and some molasses. Pretty tasty.

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