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RATINGS: 117   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10800) - 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 (3916) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13070) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle and served in a snifter: Murky reddish brown with a initial large fizzy head but fades to a small ring of bubbles and left little lace. The aroma has notes of rich toffee and vanilla malts, marzipan, faint woody smoke, herbal grassiness and some dark fruits. The taste is surprisingly muddled with some dark fruits upfront and a layer of discombobulated sweet malts. This Scotch Ale has neither the pungent kick in the arse of peat or iodine... nor the bite of smoky scotch whisky. It simply just lays flat against the palate, too much vanilla and caramel overtones... Perhaps I got a bad bottle or maybe it is just me tonight but I found this to be one highly overrated beer. Sorry Jon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HungTuna (10) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Smokey malts with hints of mossy earth, toffee, burnt vanilla cream, and a prolonged pungent finish. I thought Boundary Bay had the corner on Scotch Ale, but no longer.

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