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Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewer’s Reserve No.3 has spent 800 days gently maturing in old Auchentoshan whisky barrels, adding a spirit-like edge to the beer, particularly on the nose...Brewer’s Reserve No.3’s extensive maturation time has infused the beer with delicious vanilla, warm honey and spicy ginger flavours. These combined with the rich malt body and pleasant sharp fruitiness derived from the beer, result in a wonderfully complex and very satisfying beer


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle 12564
Clear amber color, beautiful with red shades, with too large head. The aroma is strange; there is some good beer here, but also a strange (although not hostile) aroma of goat cheese, very light ammonia, and then hazelnuts.
The carbonation left is quite low; the flavor is a bit malty but anonymous; it has a light woody and cheesy character, a shade of whiskey, and a remarkably empty final.
Nothing to sweat for.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of funk, wood, vanilla and malt. Flavor is sweet malt and leather, vanilla, wood and burnt wood. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
500ml bottle from tiong, rating #1100. This was a gusher so be careful. Hazy ruby copper with a thin off biege head that fades to nothing fairly quickly. Whisky is not overwhelming but adds a nice vanilla and oak aroma, along with orange, bit of sweet and sour thing going on, nice malt and grain combination as well. Moderate to low carbonation, mild yet strong body, more sweet and sour on the palate, seems a little watered down at the end but interesting for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
Tasted @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café, Perth.
Deep copper with little evident life. Head rapidly depletes back to nothing. Acidic, sour berries, oxidised sherry, vanilla and oak, hessian cloth and dank cellar must is the aroma – quite sharp but somehow mellowing. Piquant and musty sour berries and sherry of the aroma dances well across the palate. Dry, but with enough fruit to heighten it. It is spritzy in mouthfeel despite the lack of life in the appearance; an oily but thin finish sees it drop off hairy and acidic. Strong oak notes add a spice and hint of vanilla that lingers long with the musty fruit between each sip. I found this went down like a mulled wine as the alcohol seems absent. The oak barrels used might as well have been unused by the Whisky distiller as it plays little into the aroma and flavour. A very likeable brew, but not an overly complex brew. (50cL, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2062) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
Clear amber body, khaki head. Aroma of raw acidic sour apples and cherries. Woody vanilla notes, bit thinnish. Quite raw acidic Beer, but I like it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2012
Pours amber with a thin white/beige foam head. It smells coconut, moisture, wood. I honestly think this has been brewed or lagered with oak chips rather than aok aged. At least both processes have been followed. There is something wrong in it. In mouth some roasted wood flavours as well as spices come. Whisky flavours come in aftertaste with a nice bitterness. Too heavy aromas with a strange sweetness, not well balanced: not my favourite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1554) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Clear copper, white head. Aroma consists of whisky, oak, malt and dried fruits. Flavour of fruits, whisky, peat, smoke and oak. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Aroma has oak and whiskey, ripe fruit, bit funk. Brown hazy, creamy white head is medium long. Strong aromatic taste, sherryand above mentioned. Medium body, soft feel, long aromatic finish. Very tasty beer, lots to enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (462) - - AUG 31, 2012
coppe colour, not much head , disappears quickly. Aroma and taste interesting and pleasant. lively carbonation. very refreshing. wierd nice beer

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2127) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2012
05/05 0.5 l bottle ogivlado brought from Bratislava, thanks for sharing! It poured hazy orange brownish body with medium sized beige head. Hops in aroma, stale and sourish. Flavor was also sourish hoppy, but in much finer way, woody, peaty, slightly bitter alcoholic, sweetish honey malty. Not particularly rich body though, but it had longer finish where that whisky character is felt the most. Fine enough, all messed up but not a bad beer. Nothing great or worth such processing either.


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