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RATINGS: 1627   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (381) - - APR 6, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour; aroma is sweet malt vanilla, woody notes; the same taste of whiskey barrel, roasty dark chocolate and caramel. Complex winter beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rich71 (36) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Geweldig bier ! Vanille, zoet, licht bittere smaak die lang blijft hangen. Ruikt ook heel erg lekker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1119) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
Deep ruby brown with rimming beige head; aroma is sweet malt vanilla coconut notes; Flava is rich sweet malt scotch whiskey notes hints of roasty chocolate; feels medium and semi fizzy; finishes malty woody

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Caramel, toffee, massive vanilla tones an a little bitter oak. I love bourbon aged ales. Not a typical scottish ale, which is probably why it’s better than most! Extremely good with aged cheeses!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
A little too boozy for what I was hoping for. Some nice sweet caramel flavors sit amongst some dark fruit. Good, not worth the hype though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxifunk777 (20) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
The hype out weighs this beer. A solid B to Low B+ beer but not a A beer. I really wanted this beer to blow me away but compared Wulver its just does not hold up on any level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (412) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Brunfärgad med kopparton. Maltig och fuktigt jordig doft med russin och vanilj. Knäckig och härlig maltsötma i smaken. Romrussin, örter, sirap och lite kaffe. Fyllig kropp med rejäl beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (633) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with some brick red highlights at the edge and a thin but lasting off-white head. Aromas of raisins, prunes, macerated cherries, bourbon, vanilla and a touch of cocoa. Taste starts of with sweet biscuits and brown sugar, before some vanilla kicks in then some deep dark fruit flavours. There’s a little alcohol burn at the end but that’s quite minimal. Full creamy mouthfeel. Lingering malty aftertaste. Excellent barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfhennig (113) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Mackeys Hideout. Pours a deep dark copper, with a minimal thin beige ring of foam. Aroma of dark fruit, malt. Tastes of dark fruit and malt. Very easy to drink, and to get in trouble with. You won’t find many beers better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Klar rødbrun med lavt beige skum. Vanilje, eik og noe karamellukt. Fyldig alkoholsødme. Kjenner at den har ligget på gode fat. Noe brent karamell. kort bitter avsluttning. Sticky, søtlig ettersmak. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

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