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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13515) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11661) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee and cookie malt with bourbon and oak, vanilla and dank fruits. Flavor is heavy sweet malt, bourbon, vanilla and oak with dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - 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 15/20
DJMonarch (9173) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Cask at Blind Tiger. Deep brown pour with a nice creamy thin tan head. The nose is impressive with loads of soft oaky vanillla character. A little bit of light fruit and a fairly vineous sweetness. Lovely balance with the sweet, light fruity malts integrating nicely with the herbal/spicy oak components. A little hint of bittersweet cocoa and a touch of lingering spice on the back that gives it a nice lingering finish. The oak makes a huge contribution in terms of flavour, but yet the beer doesn’t clobber the other components. Really subtle, and very well-crafted beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a hazy and murky brown. Sweet bourbon, vanilla and sweet malt on the nose. Very sweet with loads of vanilla. Syrupy, big and boozy. Booze and citrus. Way too hot and overloaded with sweet vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8990) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2015
On tap at the Sierra Tap House Reno 3/3/15...not sure about it being retired. Not a huge fan of the base beer. This is bigger bodied (a weakness in the base)...quite fruity with aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, vanilla, bourbon...the scotch ale still takes a back seat, but the barreling is done so well you just don’t care :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7610) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7272) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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.

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