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RATINGS: 1722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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.


aplus01's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours a clear reddish brown color. Minimal head. Aroma is toffee/caramel and bourbon. Taste follows the nose. This is a big malty beer. Loads of bourbon flavor followed by malty sweetness. Barely kept in check by hop bitterness. Very good and definitely worth trying not something i want a lot of though.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8278) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
At Ratebeer Best. Pours Reddish brown with a thick tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a dry bourbon and vanilla finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1949) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Boozy aroma and a flavor of Scotch Ale smothered in oak and bourbon. For the alcohol content this is a very smooth ale. Excellent choice to kick off the Blizzard of í16.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darbeer75 (116) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Aroma: sweet bourbon with some underlying maltiness; Appearance: dark ruby/amber with off white head that billows and then dissipates quickly; Taste: lots of bourbon but more sweet than boozy; almost egg nog-like with its taste and richness; Palate: heavy with long, very sweet finish; Overall: delicious; would definitely buy again - many times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Draft. Ruby/mahogany beer with a tan head. Scotch and oak aroma. Caramel and scotch flavor with light frutiness and light caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and scotch lingers with light fruitiness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (623) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Taster. Deep Amber brown with tan head. Vanilla toffee and bourbon notes. It dances around on the tongue then has a sweet bourbon lingering finish... Delicious!!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1051) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Aromas of caramel, oak, vanilla, smoke, deep malts, nougat, and subtle peanut butter. Pours a very dark hazy brown with large lacing. Taste is big caramel, bourbon, nougat, peanut butter and leather upfront. Mid palate brings notes of oak, peanut brittle, toffee, candied molasses, slight smoke, sticky malts and a slight aged wort malt characteristic. Finishes smooth with vanilla, oak, latte and bourbon notes. Overall, very impressive rendition of a scotch ale with a pleasant bourbon twist.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (1162) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Oaky and liquor smell fades quickly, appearance is reddish, taste is very oaky, smooth even with high alcohol which you can def taste....slightly sweet...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2016
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.80):
Another excellent Founders beer, one of their best yet. Tonnes of complexity with good roasted malts, dark fruits & sweetness apparent throughout. Easy to drink despite the strong abv., the balance is excellent too & itís definitely a beer Iíll be on the look out for again.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (791) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Draft at Moes in Lee, MA. Pours a melded brown gray chocolate. Aroma of booze, bourbon type, dark fruits, toffee, licorice, dates. Taste of plum based booze explosion. Then rum, then dates, then booze, then dry hayseed, sunflower seed as well. A nice frontal scotch right to the dome. Dry cracker bitters in the end turn it all around. Solid through and through.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
skiatd1 (3) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
Scotch ale plus actual scotch or at least it tastes like that. Too strong for my palate. I am a. Big fan on dirty bastard but the addition of the strong scotch taste doesn't do anything for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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