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RATINGS: 1617   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a slight purple hue to it. Very thin ring of white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is very sweet and malty with some alcohol. Not nearly as hot as I was expecting. A lot of dark fruits. Some fig, plum and cherry. Mouth is very creamy. A ton of vanilla and caramel with some dark fruits. Raisin is very prominent. The alcohol has a stronger presence, but still very subtle. Delicious beer.


0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pricey290483 (638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
bottle from beer hawk dark in colour with a strong malty aroma very strong alcohol on the taste with a slight sweet aftertaste sadly not for me though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3003) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (12/02/2015) - reddish brown pour with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, lots of caramel, some toffee, brown sugar, some dark fruits, lovely brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1531) - 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 (325) - 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 (571) - 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 (3291) - 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 (1865) - 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.


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