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RATINGS: 1761   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.

Duhast500's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Goose Island pint glass. The color is a deep maroon with about finger and a half of foamy brownish head. The smell is malty with some nice bready aroma and an interesting caramel aroma. Things seem to be well balanced even here in the nose. The taste is sweet malts and some bourbon barrel overtones. Some oak flavor is there throughout the flavor. Some nice bitterness that goes back into a sweet malt flavor. The feel of this beer is bold and complex with plenty of flavor to dwell over. Bitterness it countered by some sweet malt and things seem to battle back and forth but always seems to even things out toward the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samact (11) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Saveurs de caramel, malt rôtie et fruits séchés. Une belle présence de sucre et d’alcool qui ne sont toute fois pas envahissants. Tres bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (1104) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
bottle. Poured clear red-amber with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with alcohol. Full body, oily mouthfeel with warning finish. Flavour of burnt grains, smoke, molasses, alcohol, pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (1591) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 10, 2016
Dark brown nearly black body with nearly no head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, dried fruit and chocolate. Taste is creamy caramel malts with nuts and some cocoa. Aftertaste is nice caramel roasted sweetness with some bitterness and also some alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whaturtle (7) - - MAY 8, 2016 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a dark red/brown. Aromas of dark roasted malt and fruity aroma(cherries?). Sweet, malty flavors with a hint of smoke. Finishes with a touch of hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Poured from bottle 2012 thanks Willrunforbeer dark ruby with a beige head. Aromas of caramel dark fruit bourbon and vanilla. Taste is nice creamy mouth feel fruit alcohol vanilla and caramel. Wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
serbanm (9) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
Holy fuck balls. This beer right here is something special. Smells very strongly of caramel with a hint of bourbon. Not a very strong head. Very full body with many complex aromas of marshmellow and caramel. An absolute treat for anyone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (1670) - 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 (884) - 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 (1597) - 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.

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