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RATINGS: 1615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Big and delicious for your ’perty 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. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Aroma: Bourbon and raisins with light molasses and vanilla. Appearance: Poured a rich dark brown with light head. Taste: Very bourbon heavy with strong underlying vanilla tones. This is a very sweet beer. Overall: Although this is a very good beer, it is just not quite my thing. It is almost too sweet. Still a really good beer but I wouldn't actively seek it out again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1523) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from ship in a bottle. Chestnut colour with a med beige head. Aroma is strong vanilla and wood. Taste is very sweet with nuts marzipan and more sweetness to finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (323) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
2012, 13, 14 on tap. 12 has very raisin aroma with toffee caramel backgtound. 13 is saffron, toffee, faint raisin and spice. 14 is cardemom, clove, saffron, toffee, hint of cherry and pear. 14 tastes of spicy oak, toffee, caramel. Tastes of mellowed oak, rich caramel, some clove. Tastes of very mellow caramel, hints of oak and spice. 12 & 14 have swirls of foam, 13 has none. Overall, very nice, aged 1.5-2.5 years are the best, aged past to 3 years is too late.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (570) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Tap. 2012, 2013 and 2014. 2012 was a nice body but just too raisiny for me. 2013 was the best, with a perfect balance of sweet fruit, malt, scotch notes, mild hopping. 2014 was second best and good; rich malts balanced between rich caramel and a sharp burnt wood quality.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (78) - 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 (3284) - 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 I’ll try it again next winter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (295) - 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) - Malmö, 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 (1858) - 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 it’s 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 (351) - - 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.


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