TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a rich, dark brown. Aromas of sweet bourbon and wood; chocolate, vanilla; fantastic nose. Such a clean malt profile thatís bolstered by booze and sweet bourbon. Amazing offering out of Shipyard, the quality of this caught me by surprise.
budznsudz (421) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
puboflyons (1819) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Mrnoluv (108) - long beach, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheHopster (723) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 10 East. Quite an amazing beer and one I hope to find in the bottle very, very soon. An aroma of intense black licorice, butterscotch, toasted oak, and pecan pie. The flavor is equally as incredible. Sweet and spicy, oaked and bourbon, Tootsie Rolls and molasses. A long, sweet finish and the bourbon really comes out. Fantastic beer.
wheresyourball (414) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a brownish color with very small head. Nose is booze, caramel, smoke, vanilla. Taste is sweet, with toffee, caramel, booze, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied with minimal carbonation and a boozy finish. Ok.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wineworks. Aroma is sweet toffee, bitter dark chocolate, and sour coffee. Pours deep brown bordering black with a small amount of lacing. Taste is almost tart like a sour-mash with bitter chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, and roast. Nice and dark but something is off. Didnít quite come together for me.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml C&C bottle for my bday from bro dawg pineypower, thanks Dean. Poured a super deep dark brown with a small to possibly average sized creamy beige head. Aroma on this is just odd. The bourbon does not really compliment the maltyness of the Scotch ale. Notes of earth, and pete are overtaken by bourbon and vanilla along with raisin and clove plus some honey and dates. Body is medium at best with some average carbonation and no real heat but perhaps a hint of ABV. Flavor is much like the aroam where the bourbon just fights the malts and it doensít come out well. The earthy malts now have a sweetness from the bourbon that simply leaves an odd taste overall. Notes of bourbon, earth, wet wood, cloves, rottiing raisins, dates, figs, vanilla and wet burnt toast. Meh was hoping for more from the awesome ass name "BBA DOUBLE SCOTTISH", sounded just awesome.
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Richardís tasting. Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, and sweet butterscotch. Caramel, dark fruit, and some oak. Sweet flavor, too. Caramel, dark fruit, and butterscotch up front. Bourbon, vanilla, and a bit of oak.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL. Clear, deep cola brown. Yellow bubbles. Nose is baked black cherry dessert, flambeed figs. Nice. Mild acid body with tannic red grape skin balance. Really nice actually. Not sticky or boozy. Pretty much the opposite of what I expected.