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.
Ratman197 (11086) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingeing brown head. Aromas of bourbon, fruitiness, caramel and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of dried fruit, toffeew and light bourbon with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish.
JerseyBrew (57) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Great job shipyard!! Put a sour barrel in a bottle and try to sell it as s regular beer!!! Did you think people wouldn't know. Funny thing is a brewer of yours came to nj and soured every beer at the place he worked!!! You guys plain suck at brewing. Close the doors!!
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Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sour malt aroma. Appearance is dark brown with a tan head. Flavor is sour. The beer is infected. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is infected. Shipyard needs better quality control.
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teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a rich brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of figs jam, dark chocolate, toffee, raisins, vanilla, leather, booze. Taste is again sweet and lightly fruity and boozy, with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit, raisins. Full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, tasty
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma furnishes a luxuriant swirl of bourbon, mocha and caramel. Medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is acrid and lightly acidic with an intermingling of sourmash whiskey, caramel and chocolate. Finishes acrid and tangy. Bottle courtesy of radarsock!
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Dark reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lace. Aroma of bourbon, malt and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, peaty malt and slight black licorice. The finish is boozy with a malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
JHeath99 (1411) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours an opaque dark brown with thin spotty head. Aroma of dark fruit and bourbon. Taste of oak on the back end with raisins.
AirForceHops (4371) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mlBottle, vintage is 2012 bottle number 08897. With an ABV of 11.6. Dark brown bordering on black, no head. Aroma is nearly all bourbon barrel with light caramel and vanilla.
Flavor is pretty nice without any oxidation. Mild chocolate, caramel, toasted nuts with light dark fruit hints all the while with a strong level of bourbon notes. Light raisin notes. The heat after the sip is here but without any alcohol taste. The texture is oily / slickly with a milder level of carbonation. Really damn smooth. The body is leaning on full, the scotch ale base is here and has integrated with the bourbon nicely, very surprised how nice this is.
mR_fr0g (5242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Ken. Dark caramle brown coloured pour with a greyish tan head. Aroma is boozey bourbon, toffee, vanilla. Flavour is choc, tangy acid, warming bourbon, wood and a touch of raspberry. Decent balance. Palate is dry tanin and warming alcohol in the finish.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Not very scotch ale like, at least not in the traditional sense. No peat, but very malty and chocolatey, with molasses, licorice, and a good dose of bourbon. Wavy barreling and abv, but pretty smooth with just the slightest bit of astringency as it warms. Far and away the best I’ve had from Shipyard."