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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Draft at Uber. Crystal clear but nearly opaque due to coloration. Gorgeous mahogany hue with ultra-dense, creamy tan head and rock-solid sheets of lace. Nice nutty, woody, bourbony nose. Light and un-bubbly carb on a medium, appealing body. Big wood, vanilla, bourbon mid-palate with a light oaky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
t4h2c0 (89) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Whiskey barrel version on tap at Uber Tavern 3/20/08. Poured dark amber with slight whiskey nose, good scotch ale but I thought it was a little weak, the whiskey/bourbon was not heavily present in the nose, in the up front taste, or the after tatse. Pretty hoppy I thought for a scotch ale. Pretty thick but still went down easily. Good beer but needs more time in barrel to make the whiskey notes more up front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2007 PP Strong Ale Fest: Poured a clear dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was malty with sweet sugar and vanilla notes. Malty flavor with notes of toffee, bourbon and vanilla. Mildly bitter semi-dry finish. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Name: Scotch Ale, Barrel Aged
Date: 11/30/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest

clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head, drippy streaks of lace, sweet malty aroma with a touch of smokey, rich sweet dark caramel malt flavor, nice candy sweetness, the bourbon and vanilla brings out even more sweetness, light earthy character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
On tap at PP Strong Ale Festival. Tasted with many ratebeerians. Dark amber color. small bubble head. A hint of oxidation, and some nice melanoidization from the barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Pours red with a thin tan head. Nose is great, it has big robust sweet hoppy character. Taste is sweet, malty and has bit more alc than I’d want.

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