Olde Hickory Seven Devils
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Seven Devils- Our newest experiment with barrel aging. This time we brewed a delicious Scottish Ale (anyone remember our Nessie’s?) and aged it in bourbon barrels.Our brew master says "It’s like drinking a candy bar." Notes of chocolate, caramel, and coconut blend with the caramal and roasty maltiness typical of Scotch Ales. Available on tap and in 22oz bottles. 8% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2892) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
Pours thick unclear dark chestnut amber with a darker tan head. Aroma brings some warming brown sugar and a tad of vanilla with the malts. Flavors bring caramel and sweet malts, muting the overbearing resin is the barrels so nicely without bringing any booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
During RBWG 2013. Deep amber brown pour with a small tan head. Rich BA aroma with fudge, coconut, oak, etc. on top of a rich, somewhat sweet base - caramel, a wisp of char/smoke, and some dark fruits. Sweet BA flavor with wood, whiskey, fudge, on top of a somewhat sweet base already - caramel, etc. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville. Pours a dark hazy bronze color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Big whisky aroma, booze, spicy wood, raisin and toffee. The taste is wood, raisin, whisky, toffee, booze, green apple, burnt sugar, toffee. Thin-medium bodied. Decent, but could use a lighter touch on the wood aging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle via STLHops trade. Thanks again, Jeremy! Best by February 2013. Oh well. I just got it this week. Pours a deep, hazy, almost muddy mahogany chestnut brown color with a small beige head that settles into a ring and a few spots. Aroma is barrel-forward; vanilla, oak, coconut, caramel, toasted chocolate, brown sugar, and smooth bourbon. Not much Scotch ale character in comparison to the barrel notes but it smells great. The flavor drops off a bit; quick bourbon barrel notes initially, with bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, and coconut, giving way to earth, leaves, and chocolate. The body has thinned; smooth and almost watery, with minimal carbonation. Some lingering booze but not much. Had the body held up better and flavor popped more, this would be awesome. As it stands, it’s still pretty damn good, mostly held up by the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4589) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
Charred oak and walnut nose. Clear chestnut, thin yellow head. Flavor is all whiskey. Medium body, slightly boozy but tolerable. Lacks character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Poured from tap at city beverage. Pours a nice dark hazy brown color with an off white head that doesn’t last too long. Significant bourbon nose with notes of vanilla, malt, and oak. Flavor is significant of bourbon and its hard to pick out some of the other flavors. Solid alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Appearance: Pours dark red with no head even after swirling.

Aroma: Strawberry rhubarb pie. Brown sugar.

Taste: Caramel, sweet bramble, cocoa,very light, faint spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Modest carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty, enjoyable, but I wasn’t able to pick out any barrel character. Kind of reminded me of Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog…minus the barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks John). Looks solid; a cloudy amberish brownish-black with very little carbonation and razor-thin lacing. Smells solid too; sweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a mild coconut presence and a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle from kan. Pours dark brown/black with no head. Aroma has charcoal, vanilla, dark fruit. Flavors sharp charcoal notes, figs and vanilla, touch vinous, long boozy watered down bourbon notes and charcoal. Thin to medium body. I can’t imagine this was blended since the barrel is so charcoal forward. Really solid base, just needs either a better barrel or some blending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
22oz bottle that my brother brought back from Charlotte, thanks Jeff! Pours a deep brown colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweet bourbon and caramel with some molasses notes, a light chocolate, vanilla, toasty coconut, and a balanced woodiness. Flavor is similar. Sweet caramels, molasses, and bourbon with a nice woody vanilla, toasty coconut, light chocolate, and a subtle fruitiness. Finishes clean and dry, but malty and sweet before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Overall, this is a pretty solid beer. Sweeter, but lots of barrel character to balance while never getting too over-the-top. Very enjoyable.

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