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RATINGS: 109   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


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robforbes (2072) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5034) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9226) - 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.

4.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
A full bodied, rich amber colored ale, this smells of brown sugar, molasses, spice and strong notes of the bourbon barrels. A creamy mouthfeel, almost feels like a liquid marshmellow. Tastes sweet, and again the barrels are quite evident.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle, with many thanks once again to bitbucket. Shared with Cole and Macadem. Nose is fantastic, big sweet bourbon, the best oak-aged beer I’ve had since Bourbon County Stout, plus sweet dark fruit, raisins, caramel, dark toffee, molasses. Palate is huge and smooth, lovely bourbon accents on a nice fruity scotch ale base. Unlike many bourbon-aged beers I’ve had, the wood complements rather than overwhelms. No sign of alcohol, an absolute delight!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear dark brown color with a moderate fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted malt, wood and earthy scotch aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2009
bottle from a trade....did not take accurate notes on this one but thoughts are very similar to that of mike’s below me. very little barrel coming through in either the aroma or flavor. an abundance of dark fruit, caramel, and a little vanilla. average mouthfeel at best....surprised to see such high marks for this brew. hmmmm.


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