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Shoreline Rye Barreled Big Bella Heavy Scotch Ale

Shoreline Rye Barreled Big Bella Heavy Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Ale aged 1 year in rye barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2451) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Dark amber pour with a slight white head. Malty nose with some bourbon. Malty goodness moved to bourbon finish. Sweet bourbon. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle I brought to Richard’s Graduation Party (Western Springs, IL). Drank side-by-side with other barrel variants. Pours a deep brownish copper pour, some deeper brown middle, good haze with some glowing copper edges. Nice light, frothy whitish head. Dies to a mellow ring, laces ok. Aromas are whiskey, caramel, and gentle peat. Some toffee, toast, and oak. Vanilla, touches of spice, vanilla. A touch sweet we move into a gentle fruit presence, vanilla. Initial is fuller end of medium bodied, toffee and toast, some warthm, vanilla and tannic wood. Spirit, gentle spice. Some gentle sweetness, toffee, caramel. Middle is a touch sweet, thicker body, caramel and toffee, toast. Bacckend shows gentle barrel, gentle rye spice and spirit, touches of vanilla and tannic barrel. Finish is a touch sticky, sweet, the barrel may not have finished it’s job here. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7428) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a thin beige film. The aroma had caramel, molasses, wood and rye whiskey; it was very nice actually. The flavor was very similar; caramel, molasses, some butterscotch (not in a bad way), wood and whiskey. This was not overly big with the barrel notes like some of the other Big Beers from Shoreline. Overall, this was pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with a moderate frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, rye, wood and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy well balanced bourbon and malt flavor with a moderate to heavy smooth scotch sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good standout brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7113) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks, tmoney99). Looks good; deep with thin lacing. Smells good too; nice and boozy. Tastes Pretty good; the rye is prominent. Mouthfeel is average. I like it better than the brandy barrels.

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