Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Good overall taste but not as much as one would think for a barrel aged brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenko (85) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
deep amber. Two finger white frothy head. Decent retention with sticky lacing through out. Strong vanilla aroma with noticeable bourbon and woodiness. Barrel notes mask most of the other smells. Roasted malt and smoke flavors. Definite woodiness. Sweet vanilla and bourbon flavors. Drinks smooth and creamy. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2015 12oz bottle. Clear deep amber brew with a bit of off-white head. Nose of bourbon, caramel, and some smoke. Flavors of malt, dark fruit, wood, and peat. Slight sweetness as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Aroma was somewhat subtle,dark Scottish carmels and just a touch of the whiskey, wow,nothing subtle about the taste,big bold smooth sweet bourbon,mixed with carmel,toffee, and hints of dark fruit, the silky palate is wonderful. As good as any barrel aged Iíve had

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Pours a deep ruby with rust around the edges. You can get a slight khaki-beige head with a good swirl, but it settles to a ring. Nose has a lot going on...you get that bourbon barrel up front, full of wood and whiskey. Lots of caramel sweetness, some of that mossy smokiness. Taste is a lot of sweet with a fair amount of bitter and some alcohol bite. Palate is really smooth, coating, slightly thick, and a little sticky, with very low carbonation and nice alcohol warmth going down. The quintessential beer for special occasions, imagined or otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle into small taster glass. Aroma: Hard to put my finger on the aroma. A little fruity and a little bit of alcohol. Maybe some vanilla. Appearance: dark carmel brown and very little head. Soft carbonation. Taste: Sweet, whiskey, vanilla, and cream soda Palate: Very creamy. reminds me of a cream soda with a shot of whiskey in it. The alcohol isnt too overpowering though but you can tell its there. Overall: Very good beer. High alcohol %. Its definitely a sipper. Probably wont have this again but enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (1993) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
On tap at Founders brewpub. Hazy brown in a snifter. Earthy aroma of bourbon, alcohol, smoke, and caramel. All that same stuff is in the taste as well. It is high on the sweet side, but it works well here. Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle that pours a cloudy amber color, aroma of sweet malt, oak, and booze. Flavors of malt, spicey oak, and a twinge of boozey aftertaste. Was a great night cap that I would want mor of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Very good beer easily drinkable. Strong flavor great pour. Tried at a beer taste and wished there was more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 12 oz Bottle pours deep red color. Smells of vanilla, toasted coconut, oak, caramel syrup, and alcohol. Great bourbon taste with a hint of fruit

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