kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
daknole (10835) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 on tap at Naked City Anniversary Party last night. Real surprised, complex flavors, super interesting. Boozy, yet sweet with caramel.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Tmoney99 (13237) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.