TimsRatings (421) - - JUL 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From 22oz bottle.
Poured with little head, with a so-so brownish color. Sweetish aroma with strong hints of caramel. Taste is consistent for better or worse. I say that as I am not a great fan of beers that have a sweetness for the sake of simply being sweet, such as milk stouts an, well, Scottish ales...
I believe fans of Scottish ales will really appreciate this beer.
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DrSilverworm (8182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by brew3crew. Oh man, awesome bourbon barrel aroma in the nose. Some chocolate, butterscotch. Light roast malt, little dark fruit. Hazy dark brown / red color, lots of particles in the body. Minimal off-white head, just a couple dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Nice coconut flavors, especially through the finish, light caramel, vanilla bourbon. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Lightly spicy. Just a hint of a bite. A delicious way to do a scottish, definitely a treat. Thanks for sharing this, Jason!
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle through trade, cola brown pour with minimal white head. Aroma of some boozy toffee and very feint vanilla. Taste is similar, quite a bit of heat and bubble finish.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by jesterdeal at tasting at my place. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of heavy bourbon, oak, baked bread, cocoa and molasses. Medium body. A bit too "hot" for my liking.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of espresso, sardparilla, vanilla and slight soy. Pours brown and hazy with minimal film. Taste is nice with watered down coffee, vanilla bean, and molasses. A let down for sure.
DesertDevil (629) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks for sharing, daknole. Pours a clear caramel. Lovely boozy aroma with a ton of caramel malt and some coconut. Smooth caramel, vanilla, toffee, and light wood. Tastes like it has been sitting in the cellar for much longer than its actual age. Medium, mellow body.
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown colored pour, light tannish head. Flavors of sweet bourbon, but not overly barreled here. Vanilla, toffee, sweet oaky flavors, malty grains, honey cheerios. Nice brew.
wheresyourball (531) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Austin - thanks. Pours brown with a medium lingering head. Nose is malt, caramel, alcohol. Taste follows. Good.
bubbleflubber (1942) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hickory Hops 2013 - Pours murky walnut with a wispy head that reduces. The nose is sweet and of coconut. Flavors are similar, with cherry, malt, coconut and toffee. The tropical finish is just full-bodied and of rum alcohol wonderfulness! Really nice!!
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arkurzynski (1725) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! Deep garnet pour with fomay tan head. Nose is sticky sweet bourbon and brown sugar with modest amounts of raisin-like dark fruit and vanilla. Flavor is gentle bourbon, light coconut and oak, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, faint vanilla, and at the end, a tinge of roasted malt. Lightly dry and roasty finish with a touch of nuttiness. Residual tangy dark fruit. Palate seems a bit on the thin side. Honestly, other than that, this is a solid brew.