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RATINGS: 1547   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.

Bitties' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bitties (2) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Great beer. Delicious full flavored beer. This beer has a robust presentation that develops in flavor as you savor it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5342) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
355 ml bottle, vintage 2014, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.2%, 50 IBU. Deep ruby colour, large to moderate off-white to beige head. Aroma of Scotch whisky and bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, grain and dust. Medium sweet flavour with the same elements as the aroma, also a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish. Warming mouthfeel. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (417) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
Caramel, nuts, dried fruits, wood and vanilla in the aroma. copper with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Medium to full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice Scotch ale, lots of malt sweetness, pleasant vanilla notes and some warming alcohol in the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
The Bottle Shop. Clear deep ruby lasting tan head. bourbon vanilla aroma. Fruity malt. Then more of the same in mouth. Sweetish. More vanilla on finish. Not overly woody. Itís kinda I like it. The alcohol helps but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (403) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Wee heavy アルコール 全体的につよ&

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4271) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Ha ha, so the higher the alky the higher % at rate beer? I think not. Big and black. Alarmong sweet volatile aroma. Sweet coying sweet, sweet is the answer. Yes. This is a sweet bastard fer sure. Age me you barleywine MFer. Go hug a root.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
On tap at Acadia with commomshawn. Served up in a tulip glass. Dark brown with plenty of effervescence. Full finger of head with impressive lacing. Powerful aroma pushing a bourbon agenda on the drinker. Almost a Belgian quad smell. Taste has a lot going on. Dark fruit like plum or raisin. Chocolate and espresso notes. Alcohol burn and slightly peat like characteristics intermingled as well. Very rich. Reminds me of beers Iíve sampled at beer festivals that have ultimately resulted in my demise. Really good bite at the end with a chocolate residue. Enjoying this beer a lot...probably too much. What a bastard.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (594) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. A- Bourbon, scotch, dark cherries, vanilla, malty, oak, caramel, strong. A- Dark mahogany color, clear liquid, tan head. T- Bourbon, cherries, vanilla, oak, caramel, subtle alcohol burn. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- What a damn fine beer this is. As soon as I popped the cap and started to pour I could smell the strong bourbon aroma from a couple feet away. The head sadly faded fairly quite and took the complex and amazing aroma with it but as I took first sip, it was heaven sent. Rich, complex, and tantalizing the taste buds this beer was spot on. Really nothing to complain about. At all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Nose is vanilla, glacier cherry, pronounced bourbon, cola, caramel - huge nose. Taste is powerful bourbon, vanilla, leading to malt, more whiskey, then caramel, cherry, and then some emerging oak in the finish. Mouthfeel is fine. Itís a beer that delivers on itís bourbon promise, but I felt at the expense of the base beer which is swamped rather than complimented.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (626) - - JAN 15, 2015
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; black color; strong bourbon and sweet malt aroma with vanilla notes; sweet, roasted malt flavor with vanilla and bourbon notes and hints of oak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4278) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2015
The aroma has caramel/toffee/butterscotch, hops, and whiskey barrel. The taste is like the aroma with lots of butteryness. The appearance is dark amber with no head. The palate is thick. Overall good but the bitterness is way to astringent.

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