Real Ale Shipwrecked
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Mysterium Verum. If you ever lay your eyes on these barrels, you’ll understand why we call this beer “Shipwrecked.” These barrels have been from Kentucky to Ireland and back, landing ultimately in Blanco, and the signs of travel show vividly on their surface. That being said, it’s the inside we are interested in! Our strong scotch ale, Real Heavy, was aged in these barrels for 6 months. An aroma of slightly tart, dark fruit, and hints of vanilla mark the nose. The flavor follows up with the classic scotch ale caramel malt flavor, dark fruit, and a sweetly subtle whiskey barrel character.

bu11zeye's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, vanilla, and dates. Flavor of caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, scotch, oak, and light maple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Has a brown color to it. Minimal head and a lot of lacing. Smells of sweet fruit and tastes of bitter heavy fruit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4687) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Hazy brown. No head. Super complex aroma of licorice or anise, take your pick, wood, clove, peat, caramel, etc. Very smooth and.dangerous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap at RealTail 2012. Pours a cloudy amber with a small frohty off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is brown sugar, vanilla, and whiskey. Medium mouthfeel with a strong caramel malt and fruit with whiskey a nice smooth finish. Really enjoyed this one, such a complex scotch ale from Real Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Growler. Ruddy brown brew - nose of toffee, caramel, and whiskey. Dark fruit, vanilla, wood, caramel flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
"This is Real Heavy aged for six months in whiskey barrels." Thanks to Errl for sharing this growler. The beer pours a reddish color with a white head. The aroma is full of oak character, with a lot of vanilla and maple notes coming through. I also get a lot of dark fruit, as well as some toffee and caramel notes from the base beer. The flavor is nearly identical. You can tell this is a scotch ale from the amount of toffee and caramel notes, but what really comes through is the whiskey barrel aging. I get a good whiskey character, as well as some vanilla and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Growler) pour is a dark amber with of white head..Nose is is caramel,raisin, toffee, cream , light chocolate, whiskey..Taste is cocoa,caramel, rich chocolate fudge,peanutbutter,whiskey,smoke,peat..Palate is rich and warm maple syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Deep brown with a cream head. Nose is scotch, wood, light peat, wood, and faint smoke. Nice palate, chewy malts, caramel, peat, sweet, no alcohol, smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
(growler thanks to errlski) rich amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of whiskey, vanilla, rich, caramel. Taste of raisin, caramel, light tartness that’s welcome, whiskey (not strong), complex, medium to light body, creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
This treat has a very dull, dark and cloudy, muted and almost muddy medium-dark brown color that reminds me alot of a Roggenbier. Not much of a head, if any, on this, but appearance is the only time that this beer doesn’t impress. In the mouth, this beast is smooth as a baby’s bottom, while at the same time packs a sweet, woody, and unmistakable whiskey/bourbon flavor. The alcohol is gently hidden by the powerful (yet smooth) bourbon presence that dominates the flavor. Although dull on the eyes and a little flat in the mouth (which is fine by me… not sure this would have been as classy if well-carbonated), this beer rocked my world. It’s these types of releases from Real Ale that rally make me respect the brewers.

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