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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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What happens when Silver City brewers take a world class beer like Fat Scotch Ale and age it for over a month on American white oak? A completely unique and wonderful beer emerges. The slight peaty, intensely malty scotch ale and the complex vanilla character of the oak meld seamlessly over time to create, what we think is an exceptionally satisfying beer. Alcohol By Volume: 9.2% Hops: Nugget, Cascade Malts: NW Pale, Munich, Caramel, Peated, Black. IBU’s: 25 2008 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner 2006 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner

   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 (6632) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
22oz bottles acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka. Tasted side by side with the Barrel Aged version so notes will reflect the side by side tasting. Both versions poured a medium mahogany with a small sized off white head. The BA version was cloudy with the regular version being clear. They both had an earthy, peaty and caramel aroma (stronger in the BA) with the BA also possesing the expected aromas of vanilla, wood, and also a smokiness. The overall aromas of the regular were on the softer and subtle side. They both shared tastes of nuts, caramel, and earthiness. The BA also had wood, vanilla, smoke, and citrus. Overall the BA was more complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a thin, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, oak, marshmallow, caramel malts, and light smoke, with a bit of wood as well. Taste of nuts, smoke, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, sweet toffee, and light alcohol as well in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a ruby red/brown with a medium light tan bubbly head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, lightly toasted malts, oak, sweet malts and vanilla. Flavor of caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar, light hop profile, oak, light smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/01/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

muddy brown, whispy tan head, sweet rich bourbon aroma, big oak flavor, lots of woody character, touch of tartness, good hidden chocolate flavor, nice bitterness

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle from Uber Tavern. Body is a nice dark amber with brown and a nice off white head. Aroma is very malty, with a light hint of alcohol, a slight nuttiness, and earthy. Taste is vanilla, oak, malt, alcohol, with light caramel. One of the better oak aged beers. Bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Deep copper mahogany tone with a mild head. Oaky, vanilla, bourbon robustness makes this a nice desert brew. Share with a friend because this one is special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 It pours a deep copper color with a one finger dirty yellow head. The aroma is malty and oaky. The flavor is slightly sweet and warming with nice malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. I really like it. A v ery nice brew Thanks, batkins

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin tan head. Nice bourbon oaky and sweet caramel malty aroma has some vanilla and mild peat. Body starts with sweet peaty caramel toffee well balanced with a nice bourbon oaky complexity toward a dry bittersweet finish. A unique and well-brewed beer.

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