tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: deep, murky brown color with some mahogany towards the center, offset by a beige & gray tinted, soapy head that lasts only a few seconds. Aroma is full of dark fruit, bourbon, oak, & some sweet Candi sugar. The bourbon opens up in moments, & gains speed pretty quickly. Taste is also very bourbon forward; lots of booze with each sip, borderline hot, plenty of oak, Candi sugar, dark plums, mild chalk, & a hefty toasted bread finish. Not bad, though I’m not a huge Scottish Ale fan to begin with, & a heavy bourbon presence doesn’t necessarily help the style out.
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Lots of bourbon booziness in the aroma and taste. Caramel and nut malts with a smooth finish. Nice sipper.