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RATINGS: 1638   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Poured from the bottle, this beer has a dense, dark, and cloudy chestnut brown color with a crimson-tinged halo around the edges. The aroma is intensely woody, giving an impression of being in a pine forest at dusk after a storm. There is also a mild, fruity, cherry-like sweetness that wafts out from under the wood. The flavor is similarly rustic, with notes of charred wood and dark caramel, but any nuance to the flavor profile is difficult to appreciate under a substantial alcohol heat. Overall, though, despite some identifiable faults, the total experience with this beer is still satisfying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwhite10 (3) - Tucson, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
Pours semi thick with a nice malty colored head. Aroma of a caramelized scotch. The flavor explosion is amazing. Like a scotch laced cinnamon bun minus the icing. This is a sipping beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (877) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
330ml bottle from Glug, Grainger Market Newcastle. Poured into an English half pint. Lustrous deep red with a firm lasting off-white head. Whiskey and vanilla aroma. Aromas are present in the flavour, with caramel, sweet cherry and dried fruit. Warming alcohol. Full bodied, long chewy finish. Simply delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1110) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Tap. Dark red brown pour with a thin mocha head. Cherry, vanilla, American oak, whisky, caramel and spice. Wow. Fruity and oaky with high alcohol. Really nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1023) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle bought at Malt Attacks. Hazlenut brown, with little head. Nose is heavy bourbon, vanilla, malts. Taste is bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Light watery mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swannycellars (40) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2015
Deep brown colour with small off white head. Immediate aroma of bourbon and vanilla which gives way to chocolate and raisin. Smooth mouthfeel with a light bourbon flavour, chocolate in the mid palate before dark dried fruit and light alcohol warmth. Quite sweet but well balanced with a just present earthy bitterness. Been a few years since I tried this and I’m very impressed. Great winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14433) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Draught at KØ15. Really good vanilla aroma. Cloudy chestnut colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is sweet with a great vanilla note, bordering on coconut. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet malt, light spice, wood and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet with a boozy bourbon palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (6490) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Almost no head. Clear dark amber pour. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Aroma of bourbon and malts, taste or caramel and bourbon with some sweet fruit, so good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4246) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
Draught, KØ15. Pours hazy dark ruby with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, vanilla and barrel, with some fruity notes. Sweetish flavour of vanilla and malt, with notes of fruit and bitetr, hoppy touches. Lingering but non-aggressive aftertaste of vanilla. Cool, sweetish belches. Decent stuff, indeed.

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