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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Cask at BT. Pours a nice deep amber with a fluffy tacky sticky off beige head and nice lace. Aroma is big caramel sweetness from the malts, and charred barrel, oaky light vanilla, toffee, rum-raisin, chocolates nuts, and big thick toasted munich malt sweetness with hints of cherry. Flavor is oaky, vanilla, some bourbon caramelized oak sweetness, light spice and earth, toast, chocolate, more bourbon (not overdone with more cherry skins and pits- smooth finish. One of the best beers from SN of the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 27th Nov 09. Dark brown with a small line of head. Potent sugary aroma of boiled sweets and toasted marshmallows. Flavour is sweet and rich with strong alcohol at the finish. Fits the style but is a bit predictable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2009 "Scotch on Scotch" A honey/scotch aroma. Dark amber appearance with a nice tan head. Sweet, ampped upamber with a slight warmth at the end..scotch characters too. Notes: On tap at the Pints for Prostates/Denver Rare Beer Tasting at Wynkoop Brewing Co, 2009 Great American Beer Fest

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the White Horse.
Wow. Excellent. Smoky old ale character. Just a hint of whisky. Not at all over the top, in fact it’s perfectly done. A shit load of chocolate. Strangely aged character. Hints of cardboard and a slightly oxidised feel. Could be ten years old. Exellent. Balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
(Cask, by gravity, at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 29 Nov 2009) Dark reddish brown colour with brief head. Malty nose with dried fruit, caramel and vinous hints of cherries in brandy. Malty taste with notes of dried fruit, raisins, prunes and chocolate. Full bodied and sweet. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Bitterness overshadowed by the huge malt profile. Really well balanced. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1627) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours burnt caramel brown with a thin cream colored head. Nose and flavor are caramel and brown sugar with a subtle wood influence and a hint of alcohol. Decent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, Wynkoop Brewery 25/09/2009 Floral and malt aromas. Big white head. Amber red coloured strong in alcohol and a little sweet on the palate. A hint of dryness in a full malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Poured dark reddish brown with tan bubbles. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Rather cola flavor. Extremely smooth. Sweet finish. Scotch? Sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Draft at Bisto BA Fest, this was aged in a Glengoyne Scotch barrel. Very pleasant sweet / peaty scotch aroma which reminded me of some of the BA Brewdog beers. Flavor is sweet, with vanilla and soft cherry. Very delicious beer and my favorite of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1532) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Sampled at the Denver rare beer tasting at Wynkoop. Nice dark brown. Very malty and sweet and whisky nose. Taste comes off very full malts and a nice whisky background. Smooth and would make a nice winter warmer. Very good beer.

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