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.
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 (370) - 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 (1468) - 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 (3525) - 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 (9159) - 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 (7034) - Riverslime, 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.
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours deep dark purple back with almost no head. Amazing nose, alcohol, sweet dark fruit, mild yeast. Wonderful attack, sweet, deep, alcohol, oak, whiskey, malts. damn good beer.
GIJOE (346) - Monterey, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a frothy tan head.
Aroma is almost medicinal bourbon and dried fruit. Taste is sticky sweet. Full body. Nice carbonation. Very nice brew!
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Brew42 (61) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with next to no head.
Smells very boozy. Bourbon and roasted malts with some coffee.
Tastes bitter and boozy. A very slight sweetness but it is overshadowed by the bourbon flavor.
Mouthfeel- Smooth and warm. The alcohol lingers a bit.
Overall- I usually dont like when beers get too strong but this was decent. I should have saved it for a cold day but it was ok.
rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: black with minimal tan head and no carbonation. Aroma is smooth cherry, bourbon, vanilla and bit of toasted oak. Flavor is smooth and creamy with bourbon vanilla, cola, a mild toffee, and a small punch of alcohol. Too easy drinking, seems like a thin RIS but full with flavor. Iím getting another.