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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermis (20) - Monona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Enjoy it on tap at Hawk’s Bar & Grill on State St. Madison! Great seasonal brew for the cold winter months. Friend that works here has turned me onto it and it has turned into my favorite winter brew this winter. Which is off the beaten path of my Stouts and Mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Big sweet and chocolatey. Not a whole lot of complexity, as ther is little to no hop presence or peat malt smokiness, but it still works. Smooth.bodied dessert beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2619) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a bright copper color with a beige head. The aroma was of caramel, fruity esters with a hint of tartness. The taste was of toast, some hops a little herb and some tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper amber with small beige head. The aroma is peat, oak, and booze. Thin mouthfeel with sweet roast, light booze, oak and sweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4427) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
This one poured a light brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of brown sugar, caramel and booze. Flavor was similar, light peat notes too but a bit too boring and boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Dark amber with very small off-white head. Aroma is sweet - toffee, cherry juice, plums. Flavor is similar with additional notes of dry wood, booze, and smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with minimal head. Aroma and flavor are peaty. Somewhat boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andyhwcinc (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Purchased at Steve's Wines in Madison, WI; enjoyed at a fancy holiday party in Milwaukee, WI. I didn't take notes, but remember this being a decent scotch that went down very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3767) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color with aromas of dark fruit, malt, light caramel, and some peat. Flavors are the same, lots of malt with some light peat and ripe dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at dexters, pours a clear copperish red with an off white head, the aroma is of huge sweetness with a ton of malt and a little bit of caramel mixed in as well, the flavor has a ton of sweet malt on the front end with the booze coming through in the finish, really needed to sip this one along, meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4772) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a two centimetre tall creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of raisins and pit fruits, a bit of toffee and caramel and a little lighter fruitiness. Medium-bodied; Very fruity flavour with grapes, raisins, plums, prunes and a bit of malt noticeable coupled with some darker peat flavours and a hint of bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows some rather sweet and slightly sour notes, but a little complexity with grapes coupled with peat - interesting. Overall, a pretty good scotch with less emphasis on caramel and more on pit fruits - but a very complex beer and a nice all-around flavour make this worth searching out for, especially if you aren’t from the area - as I am not. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Discount Liqour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-December-2012.

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