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RATINGS: 1515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Big and delicious for your íperty 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. Itís a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sugram (70) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
0.33 Pours brown with thin head. Aroma: malts, vanilla, whiskey. Taste: beginning is quite strong burbon, but aftertaste cooles it down making a taste very interesting. One of the beers what you donít want more than one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voodoo (353) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at The Local in Saratoga Springs NY. Simply amazing. Dark brown with red hints and a thin white head.....aroma of fruit and wood.....taste.....wow......amazing taste with one overwhelming taste in scotch single malt and a hit of booze, great for a cold winterís evening.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Good lord is this good. Color is dark brownish red. Very little off white head. Aroma is tons of coconut from the bourbon barrels, come vanilla and malt. Taste is more of the same, coconut for days mixed with malt and vanilla. Slight warming on this, but not overpowering. This is an amazing beer. A must try!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (166) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle at The Old House, Sheffield, 5/3/14. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights, cream/tan head that doesnít last. Nose of bourbon, dried fruit, dark caramel malt, molasses, hint of smoke. Tastes sweet rich layers of malt, prunes, dates, cinder toffee, overlaid with bourbon whiskey richness, buttery vanilla oak, a little smoke, a little roast bitterness, and a little tobacco-y oaky dryness on the finish. Rich and full-bodied, soft carbonation. I was blown away by this to be honest, bloody brilliant. Clearly a big beer with lots going on but never overwhelming, level of whiskey character is just right.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerbierbiere (9) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Big boozy and robust, this is one of my all time favorites. Nothing signals the arrival of winter the way a bottle or two of Backwoods Bastard does.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (927) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12oz bottle 2014 release pours dark semi clear ruby red brown with a finger of head. Nose is rich fruity caramel, maple spice, bourbony dark fruit, plum, raisin, malt. Taste is nice creamy mouthfeel, semi sweet dark fruits, plum, caramel, touch of dark breads, grape, raisin, light bourbon. Finish is semi sweet dark malty caramel fruit and light booze spice with a touch of oaky vanilla. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours a nice deep aber color. Aromas of wood, bourbon, caramel, and roasty sweet malts. Taste of bourbon and woody notes from start to finish with some sweet malts balancing it off nicely. First crack at this brew and wasnít disappointed. Got a few to age and see how they taste in a year.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (240) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours brown with minimum head. Aroma is sweet and strong, burnt honey, caramel, dark berries, alcohol, cherries. Taste is medium sweet,toffee, some bitterness, some spicyness, oak,almonds, riped dark berries, caramel, ABV is well hidden. Actually the best scotch ale I have had. Soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
screigh (474) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours a deep copper ruby color. Started with a small head and went away to nothing. Aroma is toffee, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, sugar bourbon. Taste is exactly what the aroma is and leans heavy on the vanilla for me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Appearance: deep, burnished ruby-amber; when backlit, the reddish hues are gorgeous and disturbed only slightly by very fine, nearly invisible particulates; short creamy near white head. Aroma: beautiful nose of toffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, bourbon, cherry pipe tobacco, dark raisins. Taste: toffee and caramel are prominent, with vanilla, bourbon, and lightly toasted oak coming out prominently as it warms; a bit of smoke and cherries underneath. Finish: a sweetness lasts, carrying the flavors through for quite a while; the alcohol is remarkably hidden, the finish is incredibly smooth. Notes: What can be said about this masterpiece that hasnít been said already. Sometimes the hype is just that (looking at you, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and just about everything from the Bruery), but this time itís well deserved. Darn near perfect. Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor.


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