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RATINGS: 1430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
12 oz. Bottle from 9/28/12 poured into snifter. Pours a deep amber brown almost completely opaque with a small, quickly dissipating light tan head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit. Flavor has a big hit of bourbon and smokey oak at the start followed up with vanilla, toffee and fig. Leaves a warming bourbon taste on the finish. The mouth feel on this beer is great, nice and smooth. Medium body with low to medium carbonation. Overall a fantastic beer, great balance of woody bourbon with the sweetness and very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (783) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Deep mahogany color. Aroma is sweet bourbon and oak with loads of caramel malts and some light spice. Taste starts light, then in comes the bourbon sweetness and alcohol yet there is no burn. A touch of caramel, light spice tickles the tongue and a touch of toast. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1933) - USA - OCT 30, 2014
Deep mahogany brown in color... Thin foamy tan head... Aroma of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, peated malts... Mouthfeel is thinner than you'd expect, flavor of peated scotch malts, spices, caramel, vanilla... Weak spice, scotch alcohol burn on palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2014
0,355L bottle, best by 24.08.2014. Pours copper with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, bourbon, caramel. Flavor is very sweet, bourbon, caramel, malt, chocolate notes, and some wood. Finish is fruity bitter with some alcohol. Overall: great brew, but the alcohol and sweetness are showing little bit too much at the moment. I would love to try an aged sample.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattMal88 (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
One of my favorite scotch ales. Smells like a good single malt scotch. Appearance was murky brownish with a small quickly dissipating head. Taste is scotch, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Nice smooth finish and little alcohol burn despite the high abv. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (78) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2014
Deep black with a red tinge, reasonable light tan head. Looks really dense. The aroma is intense - big whiffs of bourbon and nut with additional leather and molasses scent. What a complex and interesting beer. I taste a slight hit of coffee initially, with a tight smack of bitterness. This is followed by a big bourbon hit, supported by woody notes and tastes - like - leather - smells flavour. The alcohol isn’t well hidden, in fact this burns like a spirit would. Not as dense as I’d like for the style, but still pretty heavy. No carbonation to speak of and the beer fades away on the back of a burning sensation that flows right through to the stomach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leveejr (108) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2012 bottle. Smells slightly oxidized with some caramel, booze, and oak. Taste is very nice: warming alcohol, caramel, toasted oak, vanilla, slight soy. Nearly flat. Tasty all in all but might have aged too long ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (162) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours dark brown, murky and cloudy. Smells like bourbon! Taste is sweet with complex flavours – vanilla, wood, caramel, roasted malt, bourbon. Very nice indeed. A good bottle to split with a friend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4877) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at Bishops Arms Folkis, October 2014. A bit hazy dark amber with a medium head. Really a lot of malt in this one. Also dried fruit, caramel, some nuts, vanilla and light bourbon. Sweet and with warming alcohol. The mouthfeel was thick. A nice beer. I wonder what Gandalf would think about this one?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19705) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
Keg at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Deep mahogany colour, rich creamy head. Floral hops, vanilla and caramel up front.Sweet with full body and dense mouthfeel. Caramel, cherry brandy and vanilla. Warming finish. Intense, big flavours. Very straightforward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tlyx (63) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Tung söt doft av torkad frukt och melass. Fyllig smak av katrinplommon och russin. Vinös med små pärlande kolsyrebubblor. Fint balanserat med lätt beska. Drack ett avsmakningsglas på 15 cl från fat hos Bishop Arms, Folkungagatan i Stockholm. Det räckte länge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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