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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a hazy dark copper with a small light tan head with little lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, vanilla, some dark fruit and bourbon. Taste of caramel with prominent vanilla, some toasted malt and moderate dark fruit. A little smoke and good amount of warming bourbon. Finishes with some vanilla/caramel malt and that warming alcohol. Light/ medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation. Clean and prominent flavors with a nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
1 liter flip top bottle from backlog notes. Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, dark fruit, and some oak character as expected, but also has a tart sour character like something has gone wrong, I wanted to like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 Hmmm.... interesting brew from a brewer not know for their heavy stuff. This wee heavy is not great, but it does pack a nice balanced punch. Considering this thing weighs in at 11%, it is dangerous. serving size: 22oz bottle. Re-rate::: 4.27.15 Damn thing is a killer and I love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10038) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rey. Pours a cloudy amber with beige head. The aroma is oak and peat. Medium mouthfeel with sweet raisin, caramel, oak. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a hazy deep copper color with a modest off-white head. Aroma has a light caramel malt nose but is quickly followed up by a musty dark fruitiness and a modest amount of vanilla and light bourbon imparted from the barrel aging. Flavor starts off with a smokey, caramel note first which quick transitions to a bourbon and vanilla character. Finish is slightly hot with alcohol creeping in. Body is modest with sharp alcohol bite and a bit of tongue puckering from the high alcohol. Overall an okay beer. The bourbon in this bottle is drowning out a lot the scotch ale flavors you would normally find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a medium body and thin head. A very nice, malty brew. Sweet with some vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2014
650 ml. Pours clear copper-brown with a lasting thin film of cream. Smells of chocolate, raisin and vanilla. Taste is earthy chocolate, lightly tart berry, vanilla and red wine. Finish has some toasted oak and peat that help to provide balance. Medium body has a mostly smooth, low-medium carbonation. A little boozy, but not overly so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
22oz bottle 5/14/14 (Discount Liquors-Waukesha)-43° in Shaker-Pours a murky brown with a small ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malt, and dark fruits. Taste of malt, toffee, bourbon, oak, and caramel. This full bodied brew has a lot going on but is a nice sipping kinda brew on a cold night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
This one poured a mruky light brown with a biege head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruits and bronw sugar. Falvor was lightly peaty and caramel, typical scotish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at DLD. Pours a copper color without much head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet and syrupy. Pretty good stuff for a wee heavy.

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