jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. Bottle to shaker. Loads of chocolate, caramel, old oak and some vanilla. Iíll drink this one again.
madvike (3033) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours clear amber with a ring of white head. Nose is lightly smoky malt, with a big breay maltiness, and a little yeast.Taste is the same, with a bit more smokiness and a bit of a rubber taste to it. Thin body with ample carbonation. Interesting.
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown pour, light brown head. Aroma is all barrel, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light peat and something a bit tart. Flavor again is all barrel. Maybe too much contact time? A hint of something tart/vegetal in the finish. I didnt enjoy this.
Gription79 (2407) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 1 liter flip top. Large tart nose, fruity, caramel, some bready notes, some nail polish. Very interesting, this beer really grew on me.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic. I love their Scotch ale to begin with, add in some bourbon flavor/aroma and a nice burn.... superb.
alobar (2967) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised this rates as low as it does. Pours a hazy amber color with a tall off-shite head. Aroma of bourbon,vanilla, caramel, and a hint of chocolate. Very present bourbon flavor with vanilla, caramel, and chocolate present. Really nice beer.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Maybe Iím crazy, but I thought this stuff was really good. Pours a beautiful deep copper color with a very small head. The aromas are explosively deep with rich vanilla, heavy caramel, oak, and choclate. Just a wonderul aroma. The flavor is much the same with the flavors being deep and heavy on the tongue. Itís rich, but itís not over the top and definitely not cloying. Great stuff!
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy brown color with a minimal off-white head. Spots of lacing. The aroma was mostly booze and malts. The flavor was a bunch of thick, chewy malts and booze. Medium to full bodied. Alcohol was well hidden and it never felt oily or slick. Something to share on a cold winters night, not an everyday thing.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 11, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Eh. I think in this instance the barrel aging may have overpowered the esence of scotch ale,. The maltiness gave way to a heavy bourbon/ woody/ oakiness, but didnít seem to compliment the malt.. Nose had sweet malt and vanilla but not in harmony.
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter swing-top bottle: This one pours a dark coppery color. There was a small tan head onit that didnít hang around too long. The aroma had a bit of bourbon to it, as well as some caramel malts. Maybe some smokiness to it also. The taste has notes of the bourbon, a rich malt taste, smokiness, maybe a tinge of vanilla. Somewhat slick and silky mouthfeel. Nice!