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RATINGS: 1662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Big and delicious for your íperty 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. Itís a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1786) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2011
12oz bottle pours dark brown with tan creamy head. dark sweet roasted malty bourbon aroma that just jumps off the page drink this a little warm or should i say sip on this one. flavors explode from the glass. strong bourbon alcohol burn that is sooooo smooth. medium bodied beer that is very very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AverageMan (40) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2011
This beer served chilled in a shaker pint. Ar- The beer smells really good; however it falls just shy of fantastic. Nice earthy peat notes compete with vanilla oak bourbon, sweet smoked caramel nicely toasted and roasted malt. Ap- The body of the beer is mahogany. The head of the beer is shortly lived resolving to a ring of foam. T- The beer is sweet caramel, toasted and roasted malts a flash of smoke and peat. The alcohol is a bit spicey. This beer is really nice but again just short of fantastic. P- The body is a little thinner than I want. The carbonation levels help this beer to be smooth and slick. Alchol is a bit player. Oddly enough I think this could be ramped up a bit more. I think a bit more bourbonesque feel would be nice. O- This beer is a nice sipper. Its a beer to seek out but not to go crazy seeking. This is a nicely done addition to the base beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2011
12oz bottle from rozis nose is huge on this with a vast amount of aromatics, taste is big and flavorful it takes a big beer to overcome the barrel aging and the scotch style works nice and flavorful but definitively a slow sipper once in a blue moon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
branquinha (13) - Carrboro/Duval duality, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle-to-glass at Carrboro Beverage Co. One of those "Iíve never tasted something so delicious" moments. Chocolatey and caramel aroma. Medium to dark brown. I can taste the bourbon. Itís powerful stuff, pretty malty, but not too thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gess4221 (10) - , Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2011 Pours brown with little to no head. Taste of alcohol, scotch. Average carbonation, strong finish. Dirty Bastard on steroids.....definitely a sipper. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Deep copper, clear, pour with off-white head and average lacing. Aromas are big: bourbon for sure, caramels, and notes of cherries. Taste is sweet with an alcohol kick. Little bitterness, but lots of bourbon. Too much for me, but I can appreciate the flavors. Palate is full bodied, slick, and a bit creamy. Big dry, bourbony finish. Overall, this is a big beer with the aging in the barrels. Bourbon/whiskey styles are not my favorites, but I can appreciate the brew. This is a good one for the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CassJohnson (1) - Washingon, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2011 does not count
Wonderful aroma, rich, deep and sweet with heady alcohol, malty, caramel smell. Beautiful dark caramel color. Strong and sweet taste - definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a rich copper, with some orange tint. Nose gives you a lot of alcohol. Rich, molasses/caramel. Full flavored, with a strong finish. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
The aroma is complex and intriguing with scotch and barrel notes, the aroma character is excellent but could be a bit more vivid overall. The only head that lingers is a tan collar around the edges over the dark mahogany hued body. Flavors are earthy in a wet peaty manor, very scotch like, with some light smokey notes and wet wood contrasting sweet caramel malts. A very tasty beer i love to sip on, but i really think a 13% version would be spot on ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Aroma is super fruity right away. Some pineapple/coconut smells. Not what I was expecting. Pour is deep red with a head that fades quick. Fruity flavor is in there as well. Pineapples and strawberries. Some sweet cherry in there too. Palate kind of burns and is pretty slick. Aftertaste is cherries. This isnít bad, just not the best Iíve had in this style.

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