michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of bourbon, alcohol, oak, peat, vanilla, wood, grapes, and some nuts. Poured mahogany brown with a hint of ruby in color with a large, fizzy, rocky, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of bourbon, alcohol, smoke, peat, vanilla, wood, scotch, cola, toffee, cream, and a hint of nuts. Full body. Lightly thick, viscous, coating texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, bourbon, vanilla, smoke, and toffee finish is creamy and lingers a long time.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium to deeper mahogany color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, wood, peat, earthy, some smoke and some nuts. Wow, this one smelled great. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, wood, nuts, raisins, and a light earthiness. Sweet but no where near cloying. The barrel aging was very nicely done and I’m glad I have few more of these!
TheEpeeist (3050) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.9 oz bottle. Clear purple brown with a fluffy tan head. Nose is bourbon, peat, grape and wood. Sharp and tingly, medium light, with a nice touch of oily smoke. Taste is slightly sweet scotch and cola with a dry, nutty, bourbon finish. A thoroughly enjoyable Scotch Ale.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, wood and malt. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, wood and caramel malt. Excellent.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy red brown color with a small light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roast, nuts, wood, and caramel malts. Taste of roast, caramel, nuts, vanilla, and light bourbon in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours deep hazy brown with a medium creamy tan head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, woody, earthy, light smoke, caramel, nuts, toffee, light alcohol, vanilla and light vanilla. Flavor was a wonderful mix of the same, matched the aroma nicely.