Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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A version of the peat-smoked strong scotch ale again aged in bourbon oak barrels ó 1 bourbon, 1 scotch, 1 beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bomber from the release party in December.This one pours a very dark brown color with a reddish hue and topped by a small, foamy tan colored head that settles quickly to a thin wash. The aroma is bourbon forward with notes of burnt caramel, chocolate malts, earthy peat, and a touch of smoke. There is some dark fruits and vanilla from the oak as well that add nice depth. The flavor follows suit with bourbon soaked dark fruits, peat, smoke, and a good dose of chocolate. The peat and bourbon really shine through with a just a touch of the sour mash. The chocolate and vanilla from the oak sweetne things up a bit and balances the flavor profile. This one didnít seem to be plagued by the sourness like some of the others I had. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, and lengthy bourbon finish with a nice warming touch on the way down. Really nice scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2010
Brown pour with hints of red. Tan head and lace. BB, oaky, sweet caramel. Abv, BB, oak, light/medium bitter. A tad thin and watery but a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2377) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
22 oz. bottle donated to the share table at Dark Lord Day 2010 by new beer friends from Ohio. Poured a dark brown with ruby highlights, a modest, off white/light tan head, and spots and streaks of lacing. The nose was malt and caramel, with bourbon presense, earthiness, a hint of smoke, and dark fruit sweetness. The flavor was similar notes, with a noticeable but average hop bitterness, more warming to the alcohol, some vinous nature, and all wrapped up in a full body. Very nice! The bottle, of course, didnít last too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7952) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2010
Thanks to the giver JaBier for sharing a bottle (although not personalized like my Orange Oak). Pours a murky dark brown color with with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing. Bourbon aroma with notes of dark malts and chocolate. Medium body with flavors of bourbon, smoked malt and chocolate. Notes of earth as well. The finish is earthy malt and fruit. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bottle shared by me (but with others; Iím a giver). Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla and peat. Boozy flavor up front with some peaty character, vanilla and a bit of tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
Clear brown color/ fleeting head. Mostly bourbon aroma with some smoke. medium body with little carbonation. Nice bourbon barrel, peated, smoke flavors with wet wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2633) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle courtesy Juiceisloose. Dark red brown pour. Huge bourbon and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, whiskey and medium malt taste and hint of sour. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Sampled at Woodshop. Pours a deep rusty brown, lightly hazed with a thin beige ring of a head. A good amount of bourbon and candied cherries on the nose along with some vanilla cream. Flavor is quite sweet with vanilla cream, candied cherries, bourbon and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3928) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. The smell is bourbon, cherries, wood, slight smoke, and char. The look is brown in color, clearish, and has a beige colored head. The taste is sweet, bourbon, fruits, cherry, and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
(22oz, bottle #9/72, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a dark amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of cedar, bourbon, caramel, vinous, and nuts. Flavor of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt.

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