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RATINGS: 1771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle split a few ways. Dirty brownish pour with a small head, Notes of coconut, caramel, vanilla, some light smoke, tar and some roast. Nice and smooth!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (576) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
2016/03/26 - Pours an opaque mahogany colour with a thick, frothy, cream coloured head that slowly reduces to a lingering film and leaves moderate, patchy lacing. Aroma is amazing: vanilla, oak, bourbon, rich chocolate mousse, caramel, toasted malt, coconut, and a touch of dark fruits. Taste is caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, oak, light coconut and a bourbon finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with creamy carbonation and a boozy, warming finish. A really enjoyable sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnG_BrgNor (433) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Taste is malt, vanilla, oak and toffee. Alcohol is hidden until the end. Sweet. Nice body. Very, very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2016
0,33 bottle from vinmonopolet - Pours a dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma is heavy on the bourbon and vanilla. Flavor is simply amazing. Smiith vanilla, whisky, dark malt and fruit. This beer took me by surprise, and was really, really amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1838) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle at home, 20th March 16. Pours dark caramel. Aroma is toffee, caramel, vanilla, liquor. Taste is burnt caramel, toffee, malts, slight smoke, vanilla, wood barrel. Sweet but balanced, hard work towards the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrNosha (1531) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
Vom Fass in Perth. Sehr dunkle braune Farbe, cremiger Schaum. Äusserst komplexer Duft. Orangenschale, Rhum, Rosine, Röstmalz, Toffee und Bourbon Fass. Weicher Geschmack. vanille, Malz, Bourbon, getrocknete Pflaume. Langer Abgang. Großartiges Bier!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. I’ve actually had this on several occasions over the past couple of years, so I was surprised to find an empty slot in my ratings here. Oh well, let’s remedy the situation. Pours a beautiful copper-hued clear deep amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee, Norwegian brown cheese and hints of muscovado sugars, peppery spices, wood and toasted bread. Taste is caramel, vanilla, red berries, toffee, deep malty notes, toasted bread and hints of alcohol, wood, black pepper and burnt sugar in the back. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely stuff; sweet but not overpowering, complex and heavy and yet somehow accessible at the same time. Perhaps a tad bit too bitter in the finish, but overall very, very good. Founders once again strikes out with a beer that might not be rare at all but certainly matches a lot of the one-offs from smaller U.S. breweries in composition and complexity. Splendid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1578) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a hazy orangy brown with a small, oily, off white head. Aroma has loots of caramel, bourbon, light old hops, toffee, toasted malts, light cherry-like fruityness. Tate is sweet, lots of creamy caramel, light toasty dryness, light salty. Smooth, sweet vanilla-bourbon-boozy finish. Average carbonation and a sticky, creamy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1608) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Thanks buddy. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, malt, fudge, yeasty, earthy, light spice. Taste is bourbony sweet, coconuts, sweet fruits, dark sugar, caramel, malt, yeasty, sweet fudge, light savory. Light boozy. Probably the best scotch ale I’ve had!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nogva (75) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
Pours a deep and warm brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, oak and dark berries. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation. Rich and complex taste of whisky, spices, coffee and some vanilla with smoky aftertones. The alcohol is well hidden in the long and warming finish.

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