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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009

2007 Vintage

10/03/2009: Sprecher Scotch-Style Ale aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels... Aroma: Caramel with more than a tinge of something sour or similar to green apple; I am a bit worried... Appearance: Deep, cloudy amber color; frothy and creamy deep beige crown, lasting. Flavor: Hmmm... This is a hint of oak with the underlying flavors of the regular Pipers peaking out here and there, but an unusually sweet but strange blend of sour/apple/cheese seems to dominate; not much finish as the beer drops off quite quickly right after swallowing; I don’t get any of the sweet caramel malts and deeply caramelized smokiness that should be found in a Scotch Ale. Palate: Medium-full to full; thick, but very smooth and creamy; seems to thin out a bit as it breathes. Overall: Very disappoininting; not sure if this beer was never very good or just didn’t age well (was there a bug or something in the barrel that has now ruined this beer 2+ years later?); the regular Sprecher Pipers Scotch-Style Ale is tons better, cheaper, and somewhat easier to find...

1 liter flip-top bottle (9.5% Alc. by Vol.) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #92 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Blind tasting at Papsø’s
Hazy dark amber color. Malty aroma, with vanilla oak. Woody caramel flavor, dryish, but mostly alcoholic, with an underlying sourness. The final is quite dry, still with traces of vanilla, with a lightly astringency. A bit too chaotic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NEBWineNBeer (7) - USA - JUL 21, 2009 does not count
This might be the perfect pairing for a cigar. It is slightly smoky and has great bourbon barrel vanilla flavors. Just enough sweetness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle 100cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #5. ]
Hazy medium to dark amber color with a small to average, creamy to frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, vintage malt, dark berry, raisin, wood, bourbon - alcohol, light licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20090612]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
#05 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 12-Jun-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Clear red/brown - whhite head. Caramel, sweetness, kareklud, fruity, roasted, raisins, sharpness, carrot, butterscotch, light sourness, rubber, light smokey notes, alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is malty combined with notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, and berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, over ripe fruits, and alcohol. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
From bottle, blind #5. Pours hazy dark brown with a slight orange glare and with a small ligt tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity and slight cheesy aroma. Mild acidic, smoked, overripe fruity, slight metallic and light acidity into the finish. Ends with a lasting fruity and mild roasted malt lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy amber golden with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma of bourbon and wood. Medium body, a little caramel, wood and a vague underlying smoky note. Has a light underlying tartness in the finish. 120609

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle #5 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Hazy orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and overriped fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and overriped fruits with notes of cocoa nibs and berries. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Color is dark copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma is of boubon, caramel, and oak. Taste is of malt and raisins.

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