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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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18951) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy nut brown. Oaky nose. Sweet and full bodied. Vaniklla and oak dominates. Itís stil too sweet, but the oak aging has given it much more character and together with the alcohol it feels almost whiskey-like. Not very refined, but I find myself enjoying it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of peat, caramel, toffee, vanilla, earth, and apple. Flavor of roasted malt, peat, caramel, vanilla, oak, nuts, and baked apple.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/01/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

muddy brown, whispy tan head, sweet rich bourbon aroma, big oak flavor, lots of woody character, touch of tartness, good hidden chocolate flavor, nice bitterness

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark ruddy amber with no head. Rich vinous and dark fruit aromas. Full bodied. Flavor starts oaky/vanilla, goes to sweet dark malt, and then thereís something like date/raisin/prune. A very little smoke towards the end. Finishes more sweet than dry, but far from sticky sweet. Oak at the end as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle at CaptainCougarís local tasting, thanks! Bright and clear amber. Aroma of very light scotch. Taste is pure whiskey, over the top.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
A: The pour is dark amber in color with a nice amount of carbonation and an off-white head. S: Fairly decent scotch ale aromas. Quite a bit of bread and toffee with some nice toasted malts and bread. A fair amount of vanilla along with mild smoke and oak notes. T: Things are pretty much the same flavor-wise. Sweet and malty with lots of toffee and caramel, toasted bread is there too. Perhaps a bit more vanilla than expected and some peat/smoke and oak flavors. M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation. O: Not really going to knock your socks off, but it was a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toffee, cookie, caramel), no hops, light esters (apple/pear) and notes of dates and vanilla. Flavor is heavy malt (toffee, cookie, caramel), no hops, light esters (apple/pear) and notes of dates and vanilla. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - 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.

2.9
   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!


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