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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Stoudts Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months. Released 10/08.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 765ml.
Clear medium brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, wood, barral, wine, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Burgundy coloured. Light brown head. Caramel, spice, distinct bourbon barral notes like vanilla. A bit oaky. Flavour of oak, bourbon, sweetness, caramel, vanilla and some grass and apple. Medium to full bodied. Fruity end with a light spicy touch.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2008
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: November 01, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, caramel sweetness, a touch of bourbon that blooms and takes over the caramel
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness, well balanced bourbon character, touch of wood, light bitterness, hint of wood tartness comes out upon reaching room temperature, a bowl of hot chili brings out more of the bourbon and vanilla sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Brown pour. Aroma of bourbon, coconut, vanila, toffee, oak, peat and some agave nectar. Flavor is full of great bourbon notes, lots of vanilla and caramel and some light peat/wood. Damn fine!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle… Pours hazy and very dark (a glimpse of burnt orange when held up to light) with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The rich aroma is a mélange of coconut, vanilla, sourmash, caramel, oak and toffee. Medium to full-bodied with very tingly carbonation. The flavor is earthy and woody accompanied by caramel, pralines, sourmash warmth and light acidity. Lengthy, caramely, buttery, drying finish. Thanks to corby112 for hooking me up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Burgundy a huge beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, bourbon and hoppy notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon notes. Finished sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off-khaki head. Nose is malty, earthy, dark and figgy fruity, with flavors of earthy malty, figgy brown sugary fruit, some fine tobacco, oaky whiskey, and prunes. Does get a bit hot late in spite of the low ABV, but I found this to be very complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7344) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
750ml pours a hazy, amber brown with a creamy beige head. Nose is mild, malty, a little sweet, some light wood, some light vanilla, cookies. Flavor is sweet, malty, light chocolate, light vanilla, cookies, butterscotch. Medium bodied, sweet, super smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6908) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
750 ml bottle opened after a house cleaning. Courtesy of TheEpeeist. Pours a well carbonated dark brown, opaque, perhaps some lighter edges, a loose bubbled moderate sized tannish head, laces well and stays decent sized. Aromas are a big dose of Bourbon, warm heat, wet oak and vanilla, toffee and caramel, toast, light peaty smoke, sweet biscuits, toast. Nice, rich, a bit heavy on the barrel, but so far so good. Initial is medium bodied, pretty barrel thinned, warming bourbon and wet oak, vanilla, sweet toffee and caramel, biscuits and toast, a decent toastiness, light smoke grows on the palate. Warmth, heat grows. A touch of dark dried fruit, faint, the sweetness and toast take hold though, with pretty strong barrel element. Some flourishes of dark bakers chocolate move in, decent bitterness. Finish is quite nice, bitter and bourbon, sweetness. This really is quite nice, grows on me, only qualm might be it being a bit too barreled (or rather, thinned by said barrel).

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