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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (6108) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. BB 24/08/2014. Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny off-white head. Dark fruits, sweet malt, dark hops and barley wine in the aroma. The flavour is not as barley wine as the aroma is. Dark fruits, dates, figs and sweetness in the flavours. Very sweet and dark fruity flavour. 10.2% very well hidden. Dark fruity aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a large fading head. Nose shows caramel, vanilla, woody oak, bourbon, chocolate and a port note. Very rich flavours, more bourbon and chocolate, some harsh booze and a woody note. Carbonation could be a bit higher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (749) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, but lumpy, very dark, reddy brown. Halo and film of light tan head. In a nutshell, it’s thick, unctuous, creamy, woody, boozy and smoky. And it’s one of my Missus’ favourites. And who am I to argue?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1073) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
A strong alcohol scent is the first thing that strikes me. The flavor of oak, alcohol and maybe some butterscotch. The aftertaste fills the mouth very well of smokiness and maybe a little caramel. Bitterness is weak but good. Does the alcohol disappears the more you drink this beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1058) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle from Breeze Thru, cellared for 5 months; shared with ck1 and my other brother. Pours cola colored with a tan spongey head. Aroma has vanilla, caramel, light peat and some syrup. Taste is of sweet vanilla, caramel and brown sugar. Medium bodied with alcohol. Finishes sweet and long, with some alcohol in the back of the throat. A very nice adaption of a scotch ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lopisar (156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2014
Dark brown color with a creamy head. Aroma of raisins chocolate and vanilla. Taste of dried fruits, rye bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BB 24/08/2014, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20140404) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized, lightly brown and it lasted long. Aroma had vanilla, caramel, toffee and wood. Palate was full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, vanilla, wood, malts, banana, caramel and bitterness. Afterrtaste had vanilla, sweetness and bitterness. The vanilla was a bit too heavy but otherwise very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3077) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
355ml bottle @ Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki

BBE 28/08/14 - Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth light brown head. Nice aroma of strong bourbon notes, wood, oak, vanilla, malts and syrup. Taste is smooth, woody and heavy on bourbon notes with some syrupy notes, oak and vanilla. Finish is sweet, a bit thin and malty with some syrupy and bourbony notes. Quite good, but feels like that special something is missing. Still quite enjoyable slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle 0.335l at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is deep reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins, smoke, wood, bourbon, hints of sweetness and roasted malts. Supersoft but lacks something.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (132) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Pours ruby with small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, bourbon, dark fruit, raisins, cocoa, oak, alcohol and some sweet molasses. Quite a melange of competing scents. Beautifully smooth. Roasted malt, raisins and some brown sugar in the taste. Alcohol is discernible but not invasive. Growing warm-Scotch bitterness on the back-end. Leaves a dry residue in its wake.

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