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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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. IBUís: 25 2008 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner 2006 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (557) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Had my eye on this one for quite a while, despite mediocre ratings. Have not been impressed with the regular version of this beer. Pours medium brown, with a decent head, and an unimpressive aroma of malt with heavy metallic notes...not terribly inviting. Taste is big malt, moderately sweet, with straw, and unfortunately that odd sort of cardboard taste that occasionally shows up in beer. All flavor linger well into the finish. Overall, itís ok, quite drinkable, but a bit too odd to really work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is of caramel, toasted nuts and minerals. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is a malty-sweet mishmash of toffee, caramel and cotton candy, followed by a whisper of lactic acid. Finishes tangy and moderately sweet. There may be the dawn of an infection here. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle shared by Tony. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Sweet cola aromas. Really effervescent with rum, cola, and raw oak notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2012
First beer I ever really liked. dark, strong, malty. Essential not to drink it too cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Taking the ridiculously dumb name into account, this is still a good beer. Dark mahogany with a thin white head. The oak influences the nose with loads to tobacco leaf and a hint of vanilla. Chocolate and caramel malty flavors dominate the palate, and like a good wee heavy, the mouthfeel balances the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Sweet, smoky malt. Lactic-cheese. Smooth, woody malts. Aging is a nice twist on this. Dark toasted brown. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle pours dark brown with lighter mahogany edges, thin beige head. Aroma of bready malts, some dark fruit, some light citrus, wood. Taste is much better than the regular Fat, itís doesnít seem as sweet because of the slight woody bitterness. There is a light roast character to this, but itís mostly sweet dark fruit and malt. Great texture, full yet soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4024) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep, dark burgundy with a thin head. Nice oak and wood tones with a toasted sweetness and a decent smokiness character. Definitely Scottish in character with nice debth from the wood aging. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2012
22oz bomber shared at DC tasting. Toffee amber-brown, oily head. Oaky, interesting brown ale. Lots of whiskey tones, lots of mellow oak tones. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
22 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with riversideAK. Pours brown that allows no light to pass through except for the edge with a moderate tan head that barely lasted two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel, malt, peat and some noticeable alcohol vapors. The flavor is caramel, malt, peat, and oak with some moderate alcohol warmth at the finish. Medium bodied.

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