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RATINGS: 1612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (932) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap @ Tuskieís Mill - pours a dark cherry red thatís clear when held up to a light. Aroma is fantastic, dark cherries, bourbon, malt, vanilla oak, and a faint touch of warm winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet with a lingering smokey burn of alcohol. Palate is just dry enough to make you want to take another sip. Itís a big beer so take your time and enjoy it with good company over a great meal. Overall, probably one of the best beers Iíve had in months.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (75) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3279) - 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 Iíll try it again next winter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Sweet caramel and dried dark fruit on the nose. Dark, rich and full of flavour. Superb.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsamstark (12) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Bottle @SB. Deep brown and red color. Light brown foam, not long lasting. A very nice aroma, touch of burned sugar, vanilla. Taste is good, medium sweet and nice small bitterness. Old fruits. Really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1856) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle, thanks bytemesis! Aroma consists of coconut, vanilla, wood, peat, cashew brittle, raisins. Pours muddy brown with a dissipating beige head. Taste is sweet, slightly oxidized, earthy, oaky, boozy, dark fruits. Texture is oily, body full. Nice beer, but itís a bit hot and not quite what I was expecting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (342) - - APR 6, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour; aroma is sweet malt vanilla, woody notes; the same taste of whiskey barrel, roasty dark chocolate and caramel. Complex winter beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rich71 (35) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Geweldig bier ! Vanille, zoet, licht bittere smaak die lang blijft hangen. Ruikt ook heel erg lekker.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1089) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
Deep ruby brown with rimming beige head; aroma is sweet malt vanilla coconut notes; Flava is rich sweet malt scotch whiskey notes hints of roasty chocolate; feels medium and semi fizzy; finishes malty woody

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Caramel, toffee, massive vanilla tones an a little bitter oak. I love bourbon aged ales. Not a typical scottish ale, which is probably why itís better than most! Extremely good with aged cheeses!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
A little too boozy for what I was hoping for. Some nice sweet caramel flavors sit amongst some dark fruit. Good, not worth the hype though.


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