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RATINGS: 1754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 On draft it poured a very dark amber with a mild tan head. Aroma was of vanilla, coconuts and barrels. On the palate I was overwhelmed with smokey sweetness and vanilla followed by burnt caramel. Mouthfeel was a nice smooth medium feel with low carbonation. Good beer but expected much more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (1628) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 3, 2016
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Clear dark ruby, beige head. The aroma is full-on, caramel and dried fruit, vanilla and toasted coconut, creamy milk chocolate and toffee sweetness - all sprinkled with a little bourbon. The taste is just as big - caramel (not overly sweet or sticky), balanced by some dark bread and alcohol spice right from the start. The bourbon is there, but not too in your face. Smooth velvety finish with notes of chocolate liqueur and alcohol infused candies. Some spicy hops too. A kick-back sipper indeed. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (845) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2016
Dark red color with tan head. Aroma has really nice mellow bourbon, butterscotch, caramel, toffee and raisins. Taste starts slightly sweet and nutty with dark malts and raisins. In the middletaste you start to get the bourbon, caramel and fudge. Finishes with butterscotch and caramel and lingers on the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Really good barrel aging on this one. Lots of fudge and caramel. Excellent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1577) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 16, 2016
355 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bottled 09/24/15
Dark copper body, with a small, fluffy, moderately lacing, beige head.
Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, dried fruits, barrel, some alcohol.
Tastes of dried fruits, dark berries, cocoa, bourbon, wood, black tea, chocolate, liquorice, booze.
Medium to full, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes warm, medium boozy, a bit dry, medium sweet, a bit roasty, astringent, wooden, with bitter chocolate, some fruits, some bourbon.

Really tasty. Quite boozy, but not too overpowering, pleasantly warm. Very well integrated bourbon notes, not too dominant, adding another smooth layer. Overall a lovely, complex sipper and also a unique style example for those like me, who aren’t the biggest Scotch Ale fans normally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ston3s42 (160) - - APR 15, 2016
Dark red brown appearance with little head. Complex tastes of caramel, brown sugar, knekk, bourbon and alcohol. Full body, smooth carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of fruity caramel. Fantastic fruity, dark sweet scotch ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 14, 2016
0,355l bottle at home. Bottled 09/24/2015. ABV 11.6%. dark brown / redish color, small off-white / orange head. smells of dried fruits, raisins, plums, marzipan, spices, alcohol, some wood. good smell, rather alcoholic though. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes alcoholic, some wood, marzipan, light coconut, light dried fruits, raisins, spices. finishes rather alcoholic with notes of raisins, spices and coconut. overall good one with nice coconut notes but very boozy. Probably 2 years in the cellar would cut down the alcohol (if no oxidation notes creep in).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (475) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2016
Keg pour 2014 vintage at Cask and Vine. Aroma is dark fruit, apple, boozy/oak. Appearance is dark brown with nice sparkle, no head but small off-white ring with trace lacing. Taste is moderately sweet caramel, dark fruits, oak/booze. Palate is medium bodied with creamy smooth texture, soft carbonation with sweet caramel/booze finish. Mild warming feeling. Overall, this is one smooth delight. Barrel aging is done to perfection with complements to the beer without dominating. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Clearish deep black brown, some light reddish notes. Light vanilla, caramel, roasted grains. Light chocolate. Lightly bittered. Mainly sweet. Heavier body, some oiliness, very carbonation. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
agarf70 (2) - - APR 10, 2016 does not count
The beer I rate other beers. Superb strong vanilla and sugar sweetness cuts the high abv. Complexity from bourbon barrels and whisky make this a fine product that is many imitated but never replicated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Booga (31) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
Boozy aroma. Great copper color with small beige head. Not quite as sweet as Dirty Bastard. Nutty and caramel tastes. You can definitely tell this is a boozy beer. Great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (50) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a burnt mahogany. Head is lightly tanned, average sized and lasts well. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of bourbon, smoked vanilla/oak, burnt toffee, golden syrup, chocolate, muscatels, caramelized/stewed figs and sap. Flavour is a light to medium earthy hop bitterness with toasted barley, sultanas, dates, bourbon, oak/vanilla, burnt toffee, rum chocolate, smoke and a touch of resin. Full bodied with an oily texture and a good length warming finish.

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