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RATINGS: 1417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
A sweet, boozy night-cap of the kind I find hard to resist, even though this tests my sugar tolerance. Bottle-brown with thick head. The aroma has strong molasses, turpentine, burnt brown sugars, ginger and spice. Slick mouthfeel. Very sweet and treacly on the tongue with some heat in the swallow. Burnt malts and prominent alcohol with a lingering herbal finish that I’m not sure I like. Ultimately a bit too sweet and one-dimensional to rate it any higher. (355ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3184) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
355 ml bottle. Mahogany, thin white head. Malty, alcoholic, bready, woody aroma. Flavor has barrel all over it, vanilla, oak, berry sweetness. Very very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2161) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Red dark deep amber. Vanilla scotch aley caramel malty. Quite a bit of herbals. Thickish body, vanilla sweet caramel. Sort of ok scotch. Not too sweet, but almost.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1614) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
Flaska, ebest SB. Mörkbrun med smutsvitt skum. Dofter av vanilj, nötter, marsipan, karamell och röda bär. Smakinslag av vanilj, rom, karamell, körsbär och rågbröd. Något spritig eftersmak. Mjuk och len munkänsla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
The best scotch ale I’ve had yet and this being a fairly regular offering is amazing. Pours a dark brown with a small beige ring. Aroma is sweet bourbon and oak with loads of caramel malts and some light spice. Like opening up a bourbon barrel and sticking your head inside. Taste starts light, then in comes the bourbon sweetness and alcohol yet there is no burn. A touch of caramel, light spice tickles the tongue and a touch of toast. So divine. Should have bought more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (177) - - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown body with a medium head. Aroma of wood and tar. Warm and rich taste full of lovely flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1564) - FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Pours brown with light beige head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla and burnt sugar. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, heavy sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Bottled. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Smells very nutty, caramell malt, a bit cheese. Tastes very nutty malty, sweet caramell malt, alcohol with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at World of Beer-Arlington, TX. Deep brown with a decent tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, spices, chocolate, heavy toffee, oak, vanilla, earth. Taste is of oak, bourbon, toffee, earth, moss, toast, vanilla, light fig, and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuiTrevisani (5) - BRAZIL - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, licorice, raisin, woody. Marrom escura com pouca espuma. O amargor e o corpo são médio-alto. O álcool só aparece pelo aquecimento, muito bem inserido.

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