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RATINGS: 1650   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 16/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Nearly clear auburn with a small tan head. Caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit, yet not overly sweet. Doesn’t really say "whisky" to me but still mighty fine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (268) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Aroma is buttery bourbon, oak, sweet malts and rich dried fruits (Christmas pudding). Taste is amazingly accurate to the aroma with just a little too much sweetness although it is well balanced and for a wee heavy to be getting marks anywhere near this level from me is unheard of. The mouthfeel is thick and silky smooth as you would expect. I could not imagine a better example as wee heavies are always a little too sweet for my liking. This, though has so much depth it is constantly evolving was you sip. This is a proper American beer and one I will buy whenever the opportunity arises.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lowysthename (11) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2015
Full on scotch whiskey notes. very strong taste of alcohol.. too heavy for my liking.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pricey290483 (675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
bottle from beer hawk dark in colour with a strong malty aroma very strong alcohol on the taste with a slight sweet aftertaste sadly not for me though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3934) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (12/02/2015) - reddish brown pour with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, lots of caramel, some toffee, brown sugar, some dark fruits, lovely brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1920) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from ship in a bottle. Chestnut colour with a med beige head. Aroma is strong vanilla and wood. Taste is very sweet with nuts marzipan and more sweetness to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (349) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
2012, 13, 14 on tap. 12 has very raisin aroma with toffee caramel backgtound. 13 is saffron, toffee, faint raisin and spice. 14 is cardemom, clove, saffron, toffee, hint of cherry and pear. 14 tastes of spicy oak, toffee, caramel. Tastes of mellowed oak, rich caramel, some clove. Tastes of very mellow caramel, hints of oak and spice. 12 & 14 have swirls of foam, 13 has none. Overall, very nice, aged 1.5-2.5 years are the best, aged past to 3 years is too late.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (681) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Tap. 2012, 2013 and 2014. 2012 was a nice body but just too raisiny for me. 2013 was the best, with a perfect balance of sweet fruit, malt, scotch notes, mild hopping. 2014 was second best and good; rich malts balanced between rich caramel and a sharp burnt wood quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (99) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
I really never expected to like this beer so much!! So well balanced. Caramel, oak, malt, chocolate, raisins, bourbon! Killer beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3614) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
35,5cl bottle (2014) probably from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Pours close to clear copper, but with some sediments, and a modest off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla, quite massive at first. Sweet dried fruits, caramel, mild spices and some earthy and roasty notes. Massive, complex and very sweet. Certainly a sipper. A bit to sweet and heavy for my taste, but also a quite delicious winter warmer. Hmmm, maybe I’ll try it again next winter.

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