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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This Barrel-Aged version of our Scotch-Style ale is matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to add layers of complexity to its rich, malty flavor profile. Notes of vanilla, oak and bourbon from the barrels combine with the beer’s profile of caramel and toffee to make this an utterly unique beer that we think you’ll love. Enjoy it now or let it mature in the bottle for years to come.

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4.6
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
Vintage 2012, gracieuseté de Yannick. Merci l’ami! Clairement le meilleur scotch ale que j’ai bu de ma vie. L’équilibre est parfait: ni trop sucrée, ni trop sirupeuse, ni trop alcoolisée. Toute en finesse, le bourbon n’est pas trop agressif, même au contraire. Ce dernier a je crois aminci cette bière dont la base est plutôt lourde pour moi. Effervescence parfaite et rondeur impeccable. Saveurs de fruits noirs, de caramel, de douce mélasse. Longue en bouche sans jamais écoeurer, un grand coup de coeur pour moi que cette bière qui a déjà 5 ans.

4.2
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours a dark brown off white lacing and some floaties. The aroma is heavy vanilla, caramel, heavy bourbon and toffee

4.2
ABUSEDGOAT (2902) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Dark brown color, large head, average to below average lace/retention. Aroma is creamy with notes of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, light vanilla. Full bodied, the barrel changes this beer more than a lot of others. It loses any touch of smoke but gets a sweeter choco-caramel thing going with an extremely drinkable vanilla creamy mouthfeel. Unlike a lot of other bourbon barrel beers, it doesn’t have any harshness and the alcohol is completely hidden. A treat, albeit an expensive one.

4.2
Bule (2310) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2016
750ml bottle of 2015 release. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Delicious brown sugar and toffee aroma. Intense bourbon at the start. But blows off with some time to breathe. A little hot.

3.8
nuplastikk (6512) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Massive barrel aroma. Unfiltered brown amber caramel color. Foamy oily spiral head. Massive chewy caramel bourbon candy notes. Luscious. Viscous. Boozy, but really well done.

4
ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown, red-hued body with a small beige head. Nose is creamy caramel, vanilla, biscuits, nuts and hints of wood, red fruits and muscovado sugars. Taste is dark sugars, caramel, cream and hints of alcohol, raisins and nuts. Full body, high to medium carbonation. Very smooth, creamy and elegant smooth ale. Highly integrated and fine-tuned, with the creamy sweet tones complimenting the alcohol and barrel tones.

4.2
gregwilsonstl (2708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2016
Strong bourbon aroma. Oak. Like a toned down bourbon. Oak. Not boozy. Im generally not a fan of bourbon beers, but this is so smooth. Vanilla. Thx for the trade Malster85! Shared w Tony watching Blues playoffs.

4.4
Benzai (16923) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Bottle [2013] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus to celebrate the fact that the cast which has been on my left leg since March 4th (55 days ago) was removed today.. Thank god for that. I know I have a long way to go as far as full recovery goes, but I’m so happy that the cast is gone. Also, thanks to all RB friends who have wished me well during this period. It was and still is really really appreciated. -- [Rating] Nice deep dark red-brown color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, nice bourbon. Taste malts, again firm bourbon, sweet, dark fruits, raisins, some alcohol, caramel and brown candy sugar. Full body, slow drinker, average to moderate carbonation. Heavy, full and a very very nice beer. Lovely.

4.3
DutchDrebus (6327) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Bottle @ benzai. Dark brown colour with no head. Smells sweet, cloyingly sweet, plums, malts, alcohol. Tastes appelstroop, sweet, toffee.. Amazingly deep. Kinda hits ypu like a hammer though. Feel like I need a nap after every two sips. Full body, soft carbo.

4
tmrmwel (2314) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours hazy, dark maroon, with a creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with bread, toffee and heather, as well as cocoa and leather. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts with bread, cocoa, leather and wood, as well vanilla and muscovado. Lingering sweet malty finish. Very drinkable, and nicely balanced.


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