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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 — 1 bourbon, 1 scotch, 1 beer


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
echoing drew’s sentiments...22oz, thanks kan! Pours hazy ruby with small tan head. Nose is peaty, smoke, toffee. Flavor is peaty, smoke, toffe, raisin, slight coffee in the finish, vanilla and bourbon mildly rounding things out. Med body, low carb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
I have BMan1113VR to thank for this one. Pours an attractive, very deep, clear umber body with no head. Nose is malt sweetness, bourbon, toffee and some vanilla. Tastes of alcohol, malt, caramel and a bit of tart or sour. Finish is (bourbon) alcoholic, light floral hops and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and a short, clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Thanks to bman1113VR for sharing this bottle. Bottle 9 of 72. Pours a murky, medium brown with a small white head. The aroma is great, with cherry, oak, vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is vanilla cherry with some oak character. The overall flavor is semi-sweet. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7819) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2009 batch bottle number 9/72 via a trade with StFun. Pours with a minimal head and a hazy brown body. Aroma of pecans, mothballs, wood, earth, dirt, caramel and tobacco. Also a note of a chocolate filled with cherry liquor. Taste is vanilla, cherry, chocolate, wood and caramel. Syrupy mouthfeel and light bubbles. A unique scotch ale to say the least. Thank you George Thorogood!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22oz, thanks kan! Pours hazy ruby with small tan head. Nose is peaty, smoke, toffee. Flavor is peaty, smoke, toffe, raisin, slight coffee in the finish, vanilla and bourbon mildly rounding things out. Med body, low carb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Mostly clear, deep, dark ruby ale. The smoky aromatics provide notations of oak, black tea, medium sherry and bourbon. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. Black tea, light smoke and toasted caramel are highlights flavor-wise, but a measure of acidity cannot be ignored. Finishes tangy and dry. World class bottle of beer provided by darkguardian!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle shared by darkguardian @ hopscotch’s VBN-DCTD. Pours dark brown/copper color with minimal tan head. Bourbon and vanilla aromas. Flavors of bourbon, toasted malts, peat, vanilla and oak. Medium body with minimal carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
22oz shared by suzygreenberg. Pours a still slightly murky dark tobacco brown. Sweet moderately boozy nose. Caramel and pineapple with some ’off’ aromas as well...acetone and some faint veggies as well. Watery body, faint carbonation. Sweet, lightly malted with some tobacco up front the moves into some boozy tartness that pics up some laqour thinner, butterscotch and lightly cooked vegitables. There are a few things wrong with this beer and I think the starting point is the base beer. Not worth the price tag on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle from suzygreenberg. Big boozy nose whiskey, peaty earthy notes. Vanilla, barrel, tingly alcohol, green apple. Alcohol in nose becomes unpleasant and chemical like as it warms. Pours still brown, no head, legs, or lace. Boozey barrel notes up front, green apple, some smoke. Whiskey, chemicaly alcohol notes. This one started nicely but ended somewhat dissappointing. Carbonation was incredibly low. I did not find it bad overall, but I had hoped it would be better.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Had on tap at Jackie O’s Anniversary Party. Woody. Vanilla. Malths. Carmel. Bourbon. Good.


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