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RATINGS: 1698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Good rich aromas of bonfire toffee, vanilla, marzipan, icing sugar, burnt caramel, demerara sugar, dark fruits. A lot going on in there. Flavours of toffee, toffee apple, coconut and raisin leading to a dry, sweet, warming boozy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottled: 10/02/2014. Pours dark ruby red whith a brown hue and a small khaki head. Head retention is good. AROMA: rich malt, caramel, raisin, dates, oak barrel char, chocolate bitterness, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee oil, molasses, butterscotch, herbs, alcohol, earthy, peat, bourbon, sweet, spices, lemon zest, toffee, slight chili pepper and soy sauce. TASTE: rich malt, caramel, roasty, chocolate bitterness, raisin, dates, lemon zest, butterscotch, smoke, vanilla, earthy, bourbon/scotch, coffee oil, oak, brown sugar, molasses, herbs, toffee, soy sauce, slight chili pepper, spices and herbal hops. AFTER TASTE: malty, hop spice, caramel, molasses, bourbon/scotch and herbal hops with a rich medium silky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3605) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle, thnx to a trade of which I forgot the name. Pours a hazy light brown beer with a very minimal amount of off white head. Aroma has massive amount of bourbon, booze, loads of oak and sweet vanilla and caramel. Flavor is strong and sweet, loads of bourbon again, boozy and sugary. Slight peppery burn with booze in the aftertaste. Strong and sweet, complex and pretty awesome. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3360) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Cellared 2012 bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter at a temperature of about 58F. Dark red-brown body with a small head that quickly reduces to a thin ring. Slightly under-carbonated but very smooth body with only a bit of warmth from the alcohol. Boozy and sweet aroma with notes of prunes, vanilla, bourbon and toffee. The flavor also carries a bit of bourbon and faint wood (barrel), and is lightly sweet. O: I’ve now had this both fairly fresh and aged for nearly 3 years: excellent on both occasions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
skatanarchy (203) - - OCT 7, 2015
파운더스 브루잉 - 백 우드 바스타드 10.2% 오크 버본 베럴에 에이징된 근성있는 스카치 에일. 연유나 우유 필의 밀키한 맛과 향에 위스키 특유의 향이 굵직하게 피어오른다.그& 목적으로 출시된 근성의 맥주 아무런 정보 없이 첫입에 훅 털어 넣으면 무언가를 마신다는 행위라기 보단 갑작스레 누군가에게 인중을 강하게 가격당하는 것에 가까운 경험을 할 수 있다. 그만큼 진득허니 베럴에 묵혀 진을 뽑아낼대로 뽑아낸 맥주. 강하고 확실한 캐릭터가 마음에 든다. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2015
12 oz bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer for this. Somehow I haven’t rated this?? Wow, 2014 vintage, bottled 9/26/2014. Deep ruby color almost no head. Aroma is nice, mild bourbon over dark fruits (layers of plum, figs and raisins)

If you open this fresh I feel like the bourbon will help balance this. Right now this is crazy sweet. Almost to the point of cloying but not quite. I guess I needed to have a fresh sample and then a year old vintage. Right this second the dark fruit over powers the bourbon and gives this a "barley wine " like flavor. But don’t get me wrong... This is still wonderful. Bourbon and sweetness provides a ton of flavor. Another big plus in this brew is the alcohol is totally hidden. No hype here straight old school rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JimmyBoy74 (472) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
35 cl Bishop Sthlm. Sjukt god Stout med massor av smaker. En hel lördagsgodispåse! Grymt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2391) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from the Dram Shop. Pours deep ruby with a fairly thin beige head. Nice smoky caramel aroma. A little pear drop too. The taste starts spicy before caramel, light smoke, wood and bourbon. Quite evident alcohol giving a warming glow. The alcohol lingers a little too much in the finish for me. Otherwise excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (260) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Deepest ruby with a short tan head. Big peaty, whisky aromas. It’s pretty sweet, but somehow avoids being cloying and is remarkably drinkable. Sweet malts and dried fruit, oak, toffee, bourbon. Slightly boozy and really warming. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (486) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Pours very dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is a strong peat smell. The taste is very peaty too, it’s like a proper Island whisky. Very nice.

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