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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2015
I don’t really like scotch so not really liking this shouldn’t have been a huge surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
echudy (69) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Very peppery smells, kind of sweet. Very dark and thick looking. Tastes of pepper and other complex flavors

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwhite10 (3) - Tucson, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
Pours semi thick with a nice malty colored head. Aroma of a caramelized scotch. The flavor explosion is amazing. Like a scotch laced cinnamon bun minus the icing. This is a sipping beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
330ml bottle from Glug, Grainger Market Newcastle. Poured into an English half pint. Lustrous deep red with a firm lasting off-white head. Whiskey and vanilla aroma. Aromas are present in the flavour, with caramel, sweet cherry and dried fruit. Warming alcohol. Full bodied, long chewy finish. Simply delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Tap. Dark red brown pour with a thin mocha head. Cherry, vanilla, American oak, whisky, caramel and spice. Wow. Fruity and oaky with high alcohol. Really nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle bought at Malt Attacks. Hazlenut brown, with little head. Nose is heavy bourbon, vanilla, malts. Taste is bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Light watery mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2015
Deep brown colour with small off white head. Immediate aroma of bourbon and vanilla which gives way to chocolate and raisin. Smooth mouthfeel with a light bourbon flavour, chocolate in the mid palate before dark dried fruit and light alcohol warmth. Quite sweet but well balanced with a just present earthy bitterness. Been a few years since I tried this and I’m very impressed. Great winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Draught at KØ15. Really good vanilla aroma. Cloudy chestnut colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is sweet with a great vanilla note, bordering on coconut. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6989) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet malt, light spice, wood and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet with a boozy bourbon palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (6604) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Almost no head. Clear dark amber pour. Very good.

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