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RATINGS: 1663   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (257) - - JUL 14, 2015
Awesome beer, tastes very strongly of bourbon and lovely dark fruits, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (204) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
(From tap @ basementbeerbar) A very dark scotch ale -appears almost black in the glas with a small off white head. The nose has raisins, sirup some spice and vanilla. The taste is full with lots of caramel, wood, spice and especially bourbony notes. Like it lots. The mouthfeel is creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with primarily the bourbon notes hanging on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (577) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Bouteille avec une date de péremption au 17/08/2014, bue en 2015. Vieillissement d’au moins 2 ans. Robe brune foncée aux reflets rubis avec une tonne de gros grumeaux en suspension. Arômes de sucre d’orge , mélasse, caramel, bourbon subtil. En bouche, explosion de saveurs. Gros sucre caramélisé avec le bourbon qui contrairement au nez, est ici beaucoup plus présent. Des saveurs de fruits confits se dégagent, ainsi qu’on côté plus amer de café et de bois. La rondeur du liquide est incroyable. Le bourbon boisé semble vouloir s’emparer de chaque parcelle du palais. L’amertume laisse percer un peu de chocolat et de l’anis. Une petite astringeance nous suit tout le long de la dégustation mais on s’y habitue. Très bonne bière.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Couch0508 (119) - 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 (92) - 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 (5) - 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 (921) - 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 (1296) - 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 (1225) - 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.

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