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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5161) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
2009 - Brouwer’s Café Big Wood – Seattle, WA
Malty slight woody, dark amber in color with a big malty flavor. Slight roasty and a weak wood flavor. Smooth and dry this was a weak and I was hoping for a bigger bite from the wood and spices. Peat was also light I was hoping for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Poured a dark brown with a moderate, thick beige head. Aroma is sweet, a little butterscotchy, with dried cherry notes. Flavor has those elements as well, and starts out not too different from the regular version of Fat Scotch ale: caramelly, raisin, dried cherry, smokey peat, but these characteristics are more subdued next to the dry woody finish. Nicely balanced and a little easier to drink continually than the standard Fat Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin white head. Caramel and chocolate, dark plums and stone fruit. Medium bodied, nice light carbonation. Chocolate and caramel. Smooth. Finishes up with some light caramel and chocolate booze notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bomber- Pours a clear deeo woody copper with a thinning head. Aroma is very sweet- somewhat 1-dimensional- just lots of sugary and sweet malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple, with hints of phenols, earth and light oak. Flavor is sugary sweet as well- toasted malts, brown sugar, molasses, cane sugary sweetness, raisin puree, thinning with some alcohol and light vanilla toast oak- finishes a bit thin with some heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
pours a clear dark brown with a red tint when held to the light, a small beige head that goes away quickly, and just a little lacing. smell is of malt, caramel, and butterscotch. taste is thin but oily, very buttery, malt, and caramel, ends thick on the touge and with too much butterscotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body with a small beige head that completely vanished. The nose is coffee, toasty malt, nuttiness, and a touch of alcohol. Smells kinda like Hershey’s syrup. Nice full and thick malty flavor with some chocolate, nutty, and sweet dark fruits. Just a little light peat and light raw oak. Pretty nice, but I couldn’t help thinking that it wasn’t very woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Brown pour. Aroma is fruity and oak with some light vanilla notes. Flavor is fruity as hell, lots of malt sweetness and vanilla. Damn fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 on tap at Naked City Anniversary Party last night. Real surprised, complex flavors, super interesting. Boozy, yet sweet with caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2009
bottle. i think from kan, probably from kan. pours ruby off white head. nose if peaty, ripe fruit. flavor is peaty, red fruit, doughy, sweet caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
Sweet fruity aroma with strong oak notes. Pours deep brown. Very oaky flavour, very rich and malty. Slightly nutty a nice mouth feel and a slightly boozy finish. You can deffinatly taste the bourbon cask.

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