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Ipswich Whiskey Barrel-aged Scotch Ale

Ipswich Whiskey Barrel-aged Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
Cask at Sunset B&G, served in a goblet. Very little aroma except a small blast of whiskey. Flavor is really thing, boring up front, hot, finishing with big whiskey. Seriously, there is nothing else going on here at all. Plus, the body from the cask conditioning was non-existent and totally wrong for this kind of beer. Worthless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ClarkVV (4615) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2007
Cask pint at Redbones on 4/10/07
Small, light beige head is moderately retained. Medium to medium-high clarity on the body is nearly bright, with a copper-garnet/auburn color.
Wow, bourbon anyone?? Holy shit. This is so full of bourbon it almost smells smokey. Holy crap. Lots of dry, harsh wood, some molasses and tons of phenol-like spiciness. Tea-like astringency, vanilla and coconut. Yes, it seems like I’m describing a bourbon.
Flavor is just unapproachable. All bourbon. Intensely harsh, sour, smokey, and alcoholic. Only the barest hint of sweet caramel to give a touch of sweetness. Tons of chewy tannin. Come on, are you kidding? This is one of my favorite breweries, but this barrel was either WAY too fresh and not primed properly or they just left it in WAY, WAY, WAY too long.

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