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Rock Bottom Chicago Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong Scotch Ale

Rock Bottom Chicago Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The malty, complex brew was a staff favorite four months ago and after extensive aging in oak bourbon barrels it is sure to rock your world. Vanilla, coconut, raisins, chocolate and cherry served in a snifter.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
At RB Chicago. Nice stuff. Almost like a beer with a shot of bourbon in it. Strong oak and bourbon aroma and flavor. Dried fruits, cherry and maybe a little butterscotch candy. Serving: Tap

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2009
transluscent dark brown, tiny tan bubbles rim glass for a head, some lace. nose dried fruit, hint of bourbon. flavor is caramelly with a touch of fruitiness, and a nice alcoholic note from the barrel. medium bodied, dry sweet finish. an interesting beer, much enhanced by the barrel. on tap @ RBC.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Draft at RBC.Pours a dark translucent brown with a dissipating off-white head. Nose is strongly of cherry candy, vanilla, coconut and some strong bourbon notes, kinda like Buffalo Trace. On tasting, this is a huge beer.a touch of the medicinal notes of the peat come through, astringent as well, like tannins were leached from the oak or something. I dunno, I had a hard time with this one. Wouldn’t care to have this again, too much like Backwoods Bastard...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pours a dark, cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Sweet aroma of malt, bourbon, vanilla. I thought it had some sweet flavor, heavy malt, with a touch of vanilla, caramel, and bourbon. The bourbon was much lighter than some of their other barrel aged beers. Actually very smooth and it has some dark fruit flavor as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2009
tap at RB Chicago...dark mahogany brown, semi-clear, with a thin light tan head.... toffee, vanilla and breaded malt. smells sweeter than what the flavor actually offers...caramel and vanilla flavors with a a prickly dryness in the finish. could have used a little more sweetness on this one for me but still pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
on tap at RB Chicago. thanks to Kan for giving me half of his snifter pour. pours reddish brown with off white head. nose of bourbon, coconut, wood, caramel, smoke. flavor of bourbon, coconut, caramel, and dark fruit. med body, dry finish. tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Served in a snifter at the brewpub: This had a dullish brown body with a modest head. Boozey aroma , sweet with malt, dried fruit, cherries, and a touch of woodiness. Smooth and warming, the flavor saw the addition of some chocolate and vanilla and charcoal. Very nice drink on yet another miserable, cold and rainy day.


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