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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
1L Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak, peat, and malts. Poured copper/deep amber in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished slowly. Clear. Some medium-sized particles. Sparkling. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, peat, alcohol, and smoke. Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Smokey bourbon finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Greasy corn syrup, butterscotch, peat. Lacks carbonation. This would be overpriced even if it didn’t taste and smell bad. Pathetic. To put this on the market shows this brewer has lost integrity if it ever had it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Pours turbid deep brown with frothy, 1-finger off-white head. Aroma is malty, with nuts, brown sugar, raisins, and earthy peaty oaky notes. The flavor is rich, malty, with defined oaky, earthy, some vanilla, fig, raisins, and brown sugary notes. It does get a bit hot as it warms, and the carbonation is a bit low, and technically this doesn’t fit the scotch ale profile, but I still found this to be an enjoyable libation on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
Clear dark amber pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Unpleasant aroma and flavor of bourbon, butterscotch and corn syrup. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Objectively speaking: Flat, oxidized and buttery, heavily bourbon influenced scotch ale. Almost 20$
I like: Genuine caramelized notes. Vanilla notes.
I dislike: Cheap bourbon smell – exuberant. Butterscotch abundance. Corn oil. Greasiness. Fading head. Growing alcohol blast. Absent carbonation. Lifeless pour. Oxidation. No smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
1 litre bottle with a flip-top. Pours a cloudy brown with a very thin, sloppy, soapy head that completely disappeared before the first sip. Pleasant aroma of malt, bourbon and oak. The flavor is very nice with malt up front with just a bit of peat followed by strong bourbon and oak along with some notes of vanilla as well. The finish is kind of flat and dull, which I believe is due to the fact that this beer is undercarbonated, as evidenced by the nearly lifeless pour. Overall, there were parts of this beer I enjoyed and others that were disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Courtesy of Gillard (the man, myth, legend, who else sits for weeks and weeks with Black Hole as they’re only rating. Gillard rocks!!). Also Degarth has one of these from Santa so I need to see what that’s all about. Pours a clear amber-ish brown with weak off white head. The aroma is big with an inviting oakiness and mild bourbon mixed with roasted malts, earthiness and toffee. The lack of carbonation gives it a soft start to the flavor with bourbon and mild wood. Then tasty caramel, toasty toffee, toasted wheat bread and a vein of earthiness move the experience toward the finish. The taste lingers for a long while and shows mild oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2008
bought the blue 1 liter pop-top so i could keep the bottle for home brew, on sale at mgm for under $8. average head, nice lacing, poured dark brown. malty aroma, smokey oak notes, sweet taste, some hops, slick. enjoyed it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 25, 2007
Pours a deep brown with an off white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and oak. Nice malty flavor with a deep oakish charateristic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle; poured a dark auburn color; light brown head. Aroma was of butterscotch, caramel, and oak. Flavor was a little bit one dimensional. Sweet caramel and bourbon were just too dominating. Lacked any roasted or smoky presence. Flavor was sweet. Alcohol was well hidden. Overall, it was good, but lacked some of things that you would look for in the style.

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