emacgee (4361) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean garnet copper brown pour with two fingers of very thin tan head. Nose is a touch boozy and super rich. Slightly singular, dextrinous malt with burnt sugar and bourbon barrel. Lots of vanillin and wood. Lots of caramel and burnt sugar with vanillin and alcohol showing big time on the finish. Very rich and bourbon. Candyish. Enjoyed.
jsquire (3721) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep reddish amber color out of the bottle with a short creamy beige head. Lots of the bourbon barrel in the nose with some smokey grains and caramel candy. This drinks as a big, boozy beer with lots of caramel sweetness, ripe fruit, smokey peat and burnt sugar. Some buttered burnt toast and a bit of butterscotch. Really quite an interesting brew.
lightbias (285) - USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been waiting to try this, but not waiting long. Thatís a good thing. I have bottles Iíve waited on for a year, and I know thatís not long to some of you out there, but itís like putting ice cream in front of a child and then saying "no...you canít have it!í This has only been in the vicinity of my taster for a month. Iím drinking it NOW. Yay me!
The beer is opened and the malty fluid pours into a tulip as requested by the brewer. The aroma is dark caramel, peat smoke and wood; the scents melding warmly above the glass. The dark, ruby-amber beer is topped with a finger of khaki foam that thins to a deep ring at the glass and forms a sheet across the surface. A deep inhalation draws the brew to life, and as I bring the glass to drink, the heady sweetness causes my eyes to close. Surely the lack of one sense will allow me to better experience the depth of the others! I tip the glass to pull the brew over my tongue and find a dry bite at the tip of it, though not from the heat of the beer. This isnít boozy, in fact, quite the opposite; Iím experiencing the sweetness of malt and burnt sugar tempered with bourbon...very nice! The cool brew is sticky on my lips, a luscious liquid exhibiting intoxicating aromas. Iíve come to love this style because of the thick, sultry way it warms, the way it slips over your tongue and down your throat before you realize that it was even there, and then itís gone, and you want more! The Wulver Iím experiencing is savage in sweetness, but this is tamed by the age, by the bourbon accents. The finish is long on it because of that stickiness, but the flavor is consistent, so I donít mind. This is a really nice beer. I should have bought two. Maybe three. If it was local, Iíd always have a bottle on hand. No doubt.
RRistow12 (413) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with white head. Incredible robust aroma of caramel, bourbon, toffee, butterscotch, roasted nuts. Taste is very complex. Moderate to heavily sweet with minimal bitterness. Flavors of bourbon, caramel, toffee, figs, nuts, butterscotch, maple syrup, dark fruits. Definitely one of the best scotch ales.
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chucklemation (731) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a light white foam head. Aroma is lots of bourbon and some caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel and bourbon, with a creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel. This is very good.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somewhere between a 2 and 4oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015ís Saturday night session. Poured a cloudy dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was nutty, caramel, chocolate, roasted, toasted. Lots of smooth caramel, vanilla and butterscotch. Delicious.
GenDV138 (3212) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2-4 oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015ís Saturday night session. Dark brownish color. Aromas of caramel, bourbon, caramel. Tastes of same with some light booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Great stuff.
ineedbeer (1162) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Aroma is quite nice with a lot of caramel and toffee. Light chocolate notes with a moderate nuttiness. Some moderate raisin and fig notes with a light oak and medium light bourbon note. Hints of the alcohol. Some toasted bread.
Pours a fairly clear burnt Amber brown with a small, moderately thick, tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edge where it lingers.
Flavor is moderately sweet with a lot of caramel and lighter toffee notes. Lighter chocolate and a hint of roast. Medium raisin, light fig and prune. Medium toasted bread with some light nuttiness. Light oak and medium light bourbon notes with a hint of alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Honestly, it feels a bit thin.
Overall, a really nice aroma and flavor. Less bourbon and oak than I was expecting. Fairly well attenuated which is nice, but not quite thick enough (I know this is contradictory). The malt presence is nice and complex.
partchapol (65) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma ok, best for all other, color come with dark red brown, thin crown, close your eyes and you see its barrel when taste
AWISLguy (1695) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from Scotch Ale tasting for St. Patricks Day. Reddish brown pour with no head. Aroma has faint whiskey, light brown sugar. Taste is sugary with toffee and whiskey. Later on re-review, fuller body than most with solid components. A bit surprisingly this was the winner of the competition, beating Alesmithís Wee Heavy, Founders DBast, and others, and all agreed a very solid choice.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Raisin/dried cherry, caramel malt and alcohol aroma. Dark chestnut brown with small but long lasting light tan head. Very sweet vanilla, raisin, caramel, biscuit malt, and bourbon flavor. Nice balance and body. A bit on the sweet side but still very nice - will let the rest age for a while.