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RATINGS: 1414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla, bourbon, some rye, and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, rye, spicy hops and a sweet alcoholic finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mellon (4) - , North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2010 does not count
this may be my favorite sippiní brew. i bought a four pack of 12 oz bottles from lighthouse beer and wine on jasonís recommendation. i enjoyed two a few weeks back and finally got around to drinking the last one this evening. what happened to the third one you ask? my girlfriend crushed it one night. she likes blue moon. if you enjoy good beer. give this one a shot. it is certainly a tasty nightcap brew. quite rare, so buy a couple of four packs and hide them from your old lady.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Absolutely loved this beer. Clear dark amber with a big creamy tan head that stayed and laced the glass. Huge aroma of scotch whiskey, fruit, vanilla. Flavor is similar with with a nice balance, nothing over powering. Very creamy and warming finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1531) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Aroma of molasses, scotch, vanilla, confectionery sugar. Appearance is murky brown with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, with an emphasis on the booze and oak. Palate is bubbly and creamy. A pleasure to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Draft at Mad Mex South Hills. Murky brown with off white foam, great retention for style and decent lacing. Lots of vanilla and caramel in the nose. Flavor is bourbon, lots of heat, vanilla and oak covered in sugar and caramel. Hot, boozy and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3756) - - JAN 15, 2010
12oz bottle. clear brown under a small creamy tan head. aroma is bourbon with occasional whiffs of sweet caramel and chocolate candy bars. body seems light to medium. alcohol is almost completely hidden. the flavors rely heavily on the bourbon and oak but are balanced with some sweetness. incredibly easy to drink considering the abv. pretty nice....especially for bourbon fans.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle from Bruisiní. Lots of bourbon on this one but still works well. If you can stand heavy use of bourbon then I would recommend this. Itís been a cold winter here and Iíve been in a mood for whisky so this hits the spot. The aroma has all the wood and vanilla from a fine Kentucky bourbon whisky with a little malt, maybe. Itís just really strong in the vanilla and oak. The palate is good, works well. Lots of additional oak and vanilla with a pleasing biscuity finish. This is a very drinkable beer for the winter but is nearly like drinking bourbon. Fine with me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2010
On tap. Pours a clear walnut brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is huge bourbon and oak, woodiness. Vanilla and caramel are kind of hiding behind the bourbon, but bourbon is the front runner on this one. Flavor is nice and complex with a lot of woodiness, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, toffee, dark fruit. Really nice beer and probably one of the better scotch ales Iíve had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (507) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2010
First off, you must like the smell of Bourbon to like this beer. Pours a light brown with a light head. Aroma is strong with Bourbon, with some caramel and hops. Taste is pretty well balanced with malt, caramel, and floral hops to go with the bourbon. Overall it is well put together and balanced, just a lot of them derive from the bourbon barrels. Good winter night beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (10163) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle from TheCheeseMan, thanks! Dark brown color. Oak, malt, vennel and bourbon in the aroma. Malty flavor with oak and vanilla. Bourbon is clearly noticeable. Alcoholic, yet rounded and soft, and with a good complexity. Excellent sipper.


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