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RATINGS: 1547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (92) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2015
Poured a deep dark ruby red could with thin head. Aroma: oak, chocolate, raisin, cherry. Tastes of raisin, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, oak, oak, oak. Big whiskey taste in this one. Really fantastic beer. Nice warmth in it. Highly recommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6476) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2014) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dried fruit, raisins, prunes and a touch of oak wood. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, oak wood, raisins and a certain alcohol bite in a finish with a balanced bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Warming and tasty. Quite complex and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
murphious2000 (18) - - JAN 1, 2015
Imagine that...a barrel aged beer that actually TASTES like it was aged in a whisk(e)y barrel!? I have had so many that were hyped and then when I drank them I thought, "okay, good beer but where is the ’real’ reason I bought this in the first place?? Backwoods Bastard is IT! I have always enjoyed the original Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale and then they add barrel ageing to make it even better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1800) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Lukt: Fin duft av krydder og karamell.
Utseende: Fin rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Fin smak av krydder og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Melkebaren, Sandnes, Nydt@Bar tasting runde med Bryne
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@10,2%, Når@30.12.2014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
truebluehes (179) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Nice reddish, deep brown pour with head that slides away. Aroma is smooth roasted malt with awesome oak punch. Very smooth on tongue with mellow oak taking over slight hopped malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (275) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours brown with no head. Nose is, burnt sugar, wood, caramel, smoke/char, chocolate covered cherries, a scotch note? Taste is insane, starts off with a scotch whisky, woody note, then turns into a chocolate note that coats your tongue, cherries, some smoke/char. As someone who doesn't like scotch, this beer is still really good. If I did like scotch whiskey this would be the best thing ever. Still a very complex tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a creamy tanned head. Smell of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and dark delicious malts. Moderate sweet, quite boozy up front, then vanilla, oak, and all the good bourbon flavors you can think of! Blended with some tofffee this ends up as a fantastic balanced harmonic flavor palate. Moderate bitter finish. Excellent stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 3.90 - best price in town?). No BB date anywhere. Pours a murky coppery brown with a mahogany hue. Head tan in colour, retains relatively well. Nose is breathtaking... a big whiff of whisky jumps right out of the glass, with strong notes of oak and vanilla, caramel, spiciness... a slight red berry tartness, it’s sweet, with a hint of alcohol. Taste is equally good, chocolaty, dusty, woody, quite sweet but also bitter and somewhat dry in the finish. On the palate it is dry, with a soft mouthfeel, and with a medium body and low carbonisation this is a dangerously easy-drinking brew! There is however a tiny alcoholic tingle in the finish but it’s overall quite well hidden for 10%. Great stuff to sip while warming your toes against the furnace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a thin, tan head. Caramel and brown sugar in the aroma with a strong sense of scotch. Scotch flavor with brown sugar and spices that linger. Very warm beer with the alcohol there as well. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (6) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Getting hints bourbon, wood, and of course scotch in the aroma. Very nice reddish amber hue to the beer and smooth on the finish with a touch of heat. Taste is a fantastic bourbon aged wee heavy and I enjoyed this one!

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