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RATINGS: 1664   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Draught at KØ15. Really good vanilla aroma. Cloudy chestnut colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is sweet with a great vanilla note, bordering on coconut. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (7709) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet malt, light spice, wood and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet with a boozy bourbon palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (6950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Almost no head. Clear dark amber pour. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cosmo6644 (101) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Aroma of bourbon and malts, taste or caramel and bourbon with some sweet fruit, so good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
Draught, KØ15. Pours hazy dark ruby with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, vanilla and barrel, with some fruity notes. Sweetish flavour of vanilla and malt, with notes of fruit and bitetr, hoppy touches. Lingering but non-aggressive aftertaste of vanilla. Cool, sweetish belches. Decent stuff, indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3870) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2015
355ml bottle at home, from AleselA, nutty aroma with bourbon, clear deep chestnut brown, lot of bubbles, thin beige head, some vanilla, bourbon, malty, viscous, sweet and smooth

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egg (155) - USA - MAY 23, 2015
2014 bottle on 5/23/15. Pours a hazy dark brown with minimal head. Nose is bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, yellow cake, almond extract, cherries. Taste is the same. Caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, damn this tastes good. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (502) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip: Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, and lots of sweet roasted malts. Taste is almost like drinking bourbon with some roasted notes. Bit of leaves, earth, and just sweet enough. Heavy body, definitely a sipping beer, try it at different temperatures. Founder barrel ages well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
metalhead0043 (170) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
On tap at Triangle Wine (Founders tap takeover). Pours brown with a dark amber hue. Aroma is huge caramel, bourbon, vanilla, some malt backing as well. Taste is slightly sweet, but tolerable, with malts, bourbon, oak and vanilla on the end. Creamy texture, thick bodied. Very filling. Overall an excellent scotch ale. One of the finest.

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