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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
What happens when you take a rich, complex scotch ale and age it on American white oak? Fat Woody is created. Smooth vanilla notes intertwine with subtle smokiness and bold malt character in this big brother to our Fat Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1597) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Pours a deep, clear ruddy brown with a thin head that fades to a ring of tiny bubbles. Aroma has quite a bit of oak, offsetting the sweetness of the dark and caramel malts - only a bit of hop character shows. This one’s delicious. Definitely oaked, but the wood doesn’t dominate, it accentuates. Lots of lightly roasted malts, a cola note, a bit of vanilla, and I actually get more bourbon than scotch. I’d never guess it was 9.2% - this is very smooth, and very, very drinkable. I’m continuously impressed with the folks at Silver City, and this is no exception.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3793) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Beautiful and rich scotch-colored body with only a ring of head. As advertised, a soft oak-wood nose and also light malting mixing to present a sawdust sweetness. Rich-full body that undulates over the tongue and palate with heavy viscosity. Deep, rich, Golden Promise grains, a ripple of sch\otch whiskey and light barrel woodiness. I am not the biggest fan of oak flavors in beers or wine, yet here, it is tempered and adds just a pleasant rustic woodiness, not the full blown bomb of oak flavors. Mild peatiness integrated throughout the beer as it airs and a hint of scotch nuttiness. Complex and exceptionally palatable for such an immense beer. More oakiness does breath out of the beer towards the end of the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 On tap at Naked City. Pours reddish brown with a frothy off-white head. Malty nose with some oak and cinnamon. Very tasty. Lots of vanilla and malt, sweet and a little nutty. Would never guess this is 9.2% abv. So thick and creamy it lingers like a milkshake. Excellent way to end the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
22oz from riversideAK - thanks, Alex! Very soft and inviting nose, a terrifically mellow bourbon aroma that is very welcome considering the harshness of all too many barrel-aged novelties. Not having had the base beer, I can sense that it’s a well rounded Scotch with malts that aren’t too treacly and enough peat and smoke to give it the character I dig. The wood lends a pleasant vanilla to the beer that makes it so smooth and silky. I am really enjoying this complex beer. Docked a couple ticks only because it’s too thin in appearance and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2520) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Oh my, pitch and sparklinh and dense aqeous (as opposed to particulate) body, tea and cola flavors meld with the wood, an herby clean cool spearmint element to it as well. Delicious. Softened but kept safe from oxidation and obvious destruction. Very pretty Thanks André!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
draft @ collins pub - can i get a hell yea?!? this was one tasty brew; ruby amber with soapy tan head; a slight haze to it; lots of sweet vanilla from the wood, but to the point of dominating the base brew; thick and creamy and just a delight to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 deep brown pour and wonderful aroma of oak, caramel and roasted malt flavor with the expected hint of alcohol/scotch that is expected with the ABV, nice palate that goes well with their dishes, nothing but wonderful things to say about this beer, only had it on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bomber shared with after4ever. Pours lightly hazy reddish brown with a lacy off-white head. Light aroma of caramel with a sweet and soft oak influence. Full body, chewy, with minimal carbonation. The taste is sweet and nicely matches the nose, with the oak complimenting the malt to the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for supplying both this and the Fat Woody for a side by side tasting... Appears a slightly hazy, dark amber with a small, off-white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of vanilla, caramel, light smoked peat, toffee, oak, roasted nuts, raisins, and cream. Taste is of the mentioned aromas. I think the Fat Bastard would’ve faired better if I hadn’t had it next to the Fat Woody. This one was more rounded and certainly more complex. Mouthfeel is smooth, semi-sweet of caramel with compliments of the oaky vanilla kicking in. Well done brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2007
22, foiled. Pours deep, nearly opaque mahogany with rubied highlights. Thick dark tan moussy, sudsy head. Dense sheets of lace. Thick plummy nose: vanilla, dark pitted tree fruit. Medium to thick body, light carb. Sweet fruit, vanilla, caramel, and brown bread on the mid palate. Oaky finish.

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