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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured dark amber with a light brown head. aroma was astounding with cherry, raisin, prune, and caramel. flavor was dark fruits, bourbon, and sherry. body had a great slick feeling to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Big thanks to goryshkewych for this one. Pours dark red with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, maple, malt, and lots of sweetness with a bit of booziness. Flavor is wood, vanilla, malt, bourbon, sweetness, huge booze, and finishing with caramel. Rock on, Brad and Jackie O’s. Great beers so far!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
bottle # 15/72 courtesy of alexsdad, thanks for this rarity! drank to my head, like most of my beers. wow, the pour on this is very dark, slightly muddy and nearly opaque brown with only a skimming layer of head. aroma of big butterscotch, bourbon, and some slight tart cherries underneath. the taste is awesome, very buttery and bourbonish, has a hint of tart cherries as if aged in a red wine barrel. usually i would hate this, but it is light, and blends nicely with the sweet, bright bourbon profile spices. this was better than i thought, and i mean that once i sensed cherries i thoiught i would hate it, but it is actually quite good. surpirsing gem here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with the group. 2012 vintage, 119 / 192. ABV was 9.5%. Very dark brown color, light red, clear on the edges. Thin, light brown head. Little decent lace. Great aroma... Vanilla, peat, and light smoke in the nose. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry overall. Nice bitter, light savory taste. Little sweet. Good long peaty bitter aftertaste. Very light caramel notes. Good spread of lace. Really good... Way better than expected. Love that light, balanced sweetness and smoke, works great with the vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Growler share by JW77! Brown pour. Aroma is a wonderful mix of bourbon, dark fruits and peat. Flavor is full of booze and fruit. Bourbon is upfront and bold. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Growler pour courtesy of markwise. Pours a strikingly clear garnet with off white head. The aroma is full with bold bourbon and vanilla along with oak and a tasty smelling layer of burnt bread, malts, a touch of cinnamon and a hint of pork sandwich. The taste is smooth and a bit thin with an initial pulse of sweet malts slowly bleeding into sweet bourbon, dry bourbon booze, oak and vanilla. Into the finish a pleasing touch of roastiness wells up amid vanilla and oak.

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!

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
( 22oz bottle #9/72, bottles 11/16/09 thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours clear brown with a ring of oily bubbles. Nose of bourbon, cedar wood, light cherries, peat, and caramel. Taste of chocolate, bourbon, rum raisins. Nice flavorful finish that is warming, but really the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2115) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bomber shared at Woodshop 5.0. Dark but clear brown color with a thin ecru head. Sweet bourbon notes without the booziness, coconut, light smoke. Chocolate, roast, smoke, and peat in the flavor, along with an inexplicable winey note that’s pretty mild but there. Dark fruits and caramel make minor appearances. Thick, slightly acidic, very good.


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