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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale



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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Our Bourbon Barrel Aged ales are brewed and carefully cellar-aged in small batches in decanted bourbon barrels at our brewery in Portland, Maine.
Malt: 2-Row British Pale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Barley, Munich & Torrified Wheat
Hops: Warrior, Tettnang & Cascade
Yeast: Top-fermenting English
Color: Mahogany
Aroma: Black Licorice, wood, raisins & clove
Body: Malty & smooth
Finish: Dry with a subtle, lingering spiciness Aged over 100 days. Unlimited shelf life.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle shared at chrisoís May 2014 tasting - London. Pours clear amber-brown with a frothy, off-white head. The nose holds vanilla, toffee, oak, brown bread. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with raisins, more toffee, booze, brown sugar. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sticky sweet finish with rich fruits, more raisins, figs, other dried fruits, vanilla pods. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1870) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Nose is prominently malt and barrel with some distinct wood character. Taste is primarily wood with some booze character. A slightly tart and smokey flavor to it. Semi sweet finish. Ok. Probably the best shipyard beer Iíve had but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisOís. Hazy dark brown beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and a little crisp. Mild tangy bourbon, fruity. Lesser notes of oak and a whisper of vanilla. Light spice and sourness. Light dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours dark brown, big choc / Christmas cake aroma, sumptuous dark fruits, subtle whisky, dark malts, toffee, vanilla, raisins, tangy alcohol.. full bodied with a sweet finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Very dark brown beer lasting tan head. Vanilla chocolate little bit of bourbon. Not all bourbon. Not hot. Ok I thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ken. It pours deep ruby with minimal head. The nose is sweet, vanilla, massive bourbon, wood, toffee, jammy berry and desiccated coconut. The taste is sweet, toasty, dried berry, oak, warming alcohol, cola, caramel, toasty, bourbon, light tang, varnish and pepper with a dry, sort of fruity finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Very dark brown pour with little head. Aroma is nuts, dark malts, and barrel. The taste is boozy scotch, licorice, nuts, and a touch of peat. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
puboflyons (2120) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2014
From the corked caged 750 ml bottle no. 09960 cellar aged for two years. Serving at about 50 degrees. The pour is deep mahogany brown with ruby red hues and a modest mocha head that lingers. The aroma is like a book with so many characters and complex characteristics. I am not even sure if I could name all the esters I am getting but hereís my best shot. Dark roasted chocolate, dark malts, butterscotch, toffee, dark fruit like fig, tart cherries and red grapes, earthy peat-like qualities. black licorice, and vague clove. Bold and full body. The chocolate, butterscotch and other sweet malt characters kick in at first followed almost immediately by a tart red grape and wine-like dry finish. "An unlimited shelf life" Shipyard boasts. I would not be surprised if this would taste as good if not better five years from now. Too bad I didnít have another to give it a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (153) - long beach, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Brown sugar, maple syrup, dark fruit, butterscotch aroma, the aroma is so sweet it gives you a cavity, dark brown appearance, the taste is not sweet at all. Itís a shocker!!! The taste is barley. Now I did age my bottle for 5 months, and it was a 2012 aged in bourbon barrels, I must admit itís a good beer but not what I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
(Bottle). Compliments of Mark for annual Christmas dinner. Pungent aroma of bourbon, malts and alcohol. Complex flavor includes intense malts, anise. bourbon, scotch and raisin. A real fireside sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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