realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured brown in color with a tiny off white head. Aroma was bourbon, oak, caramel, nuts, butter and toffee. The flavor was strong bourbon overpowering almost everything. Body was weak with a slightly sweet finish.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with minimal head. Aroma of bourbon and light caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and heavy bourbon finish. Good.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy boboski. Light copper color with a thin soapy head. Moderate peat and smoke aroma with a mild dose of alcohol. Surprsingly light palate, a tad undercarbonated. Taste is underwhelming - a bit too sweet with some smokiness on the back end. Smells better than it itastes.
SDalkoholic (2219) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 oz big boy bottle. Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar. This poured as a gloomy and dusty medium brown color and was topped by a small layer of foam. The aroma is a sweet nose of caramel and malt with a noticeable scent of cut wood. The flavor is a strong delivery of molasses syrup, oak wood, caramel malt, and scotch whiskey. To much heat and flavors for me to truly enjoy and relax with this beer so I will give it an average rating for that.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Liter flip top bottle acquired in multiple trades. Poured a deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oak, smoke, peat, earthy, light vanilla, and light bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, wood, peat, smoke, caramel, vanilla, and brown sugar. Body a tad on the thinner side. Alcohol content well hidden.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Bourbon Scotch Style Ale Brewmaster Limited Release
Date: July 02, 2006
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear amber, whispy head
Aroma: sweet smokey aroma with a hint of vanilla
Flavor: tart oak flavor
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Date: December 24, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet bourbon aroma, caramel and vanilla on top of the rich caramel of the base beer, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, lots of bourbon, sweet vanilla
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly fully diminishing light beige/cream colored head, fat-bubbled and thick initially. The body is dark amber with ruby red hues, oily. It’s actually very, very pretty. Huge smoked beechwood, bourbon and peated malt notes ar foremost in the aroma. Black pepper and hot red peppers are next, then bready and doughy malts, and sweet candied caramel appleskins(hints of acetydehyde). Also noted are vanilla, nuts(macadamia, almond, walnut), cherry and apricot; the complexity is indisputable. Even though this is flawedand loaded with ethanol it is fun to sniff away at and analyze. the flavor is a subdued state of the aforementioned, with a wacky, looming addition of rootbeer soda. Smoke, then peat, are most dominant. Medium-high sweetness, low bitterness and low acidity seem on par for the style. The palate is boring but inoffensive with low but prickly carbonation and a medium to medium-full body. Very smooth, finishes sticky. The barrel aging provides a substantial departure from the characters of the base beer.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep amber color.Has a nice nose of smoke and caramel.The flavor had the caramel coming out with some vanilla.Some smoke was on the backend as was a slight hint of sourness.The finish still had the alcohol hidden well, but was slightly dry.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy boboski. Pours a slightly hazy amber red with a bubbly light tan head. Sweet candy sugar aroma, sweet molasses, bourbon, a little must. The flavor was pretty mild actually, the bourbon seemed subdued and a little thin palated. Some new flavors seem to show up though, vanilla and maybe some sweet grapes or other sweet fruits. Seems as though this has really mellowed out. I’d say its just about average. Although the 9.5% seemed to be pretty well masked.
JK (4862) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid Scotch ale ruined by bourbon. At least the bourbon is light and not the dominant characteristic. It does however, overwhelm the malt and smoke in the aroma. Flavor is light malt, lacking fruit or vinous qualities that I like from a Scotch ale. It does have sweet malt and smoke. This was a little sour and I’m not sure if it is intended to be so or not, but it still tasted OK.