Berkshire Julios Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed for Julio's Liquors in Westborough, Massachusetts. Aged in four different barrels for eight months and blended.

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MartinT (9961) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Vanilla-like bourbon notes overtake the light caramel malts, while red fruit and alcohol warmth aim for complexity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the nearly translucent mahogany.
-The long wooden barrel character is a tad abrasive if you’re not into that sort of thing.
-The soft carbonation makes for some serious sipping, as the flavors are intense.
-I would have preferred a few more residual sugars to try and balance out the bourbon barrel presence which, right now, is too brash for me.


Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours deep brown with a reddish hue and a small beige head. Nose of apple, bourbon, and a little like peat malt? Flavor also held tons of green apples, bourbon and oak. Medium-heavy finish, a touch of booze on the palate.

craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Pours a dark teak color with a small beige head. Aroma is heavy with booze, bourbon, malt, and some sticky caramel and syrup. Flavor is really solid- lots of liquor, caramel, toffee, and oak. Very solid brew.

Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2009
syrupy amber pour, sweet malt and chewiness. caramel and dark sugars. Some toasted tofee malt. Some boozy bourbon as well . Flavor is booze, very hot, wood, bourbon, and sweet caramel malt abounds. really quite good.

jcwattsrugger (12471) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
@dmacs UFC100 Gathering-I got as bonus in trade with mcox90, thanks–22oz bomber–pours a thin tan head and copper color. Aroma is bourbon, medium malt-caramel. Taste is bourbon, medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-cherry, alcohol, hops bite. Too much alcohol, too hot.

egajdzis (6626) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Poured a lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, toasted malts, and oxidized sherry. Taste of caramel malts, toast, light smoke, toffee, vanilla, and a dry, oaky finish.

JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
Bomber shared by goldtwins. Deep brow beer. The aroma is sweet and malty. Loads of chewy caramel and a bit of toast and sweet malt as well. There is only a kiss of bourbon and a light vineous character. Sweet and sticky with a soft bourbon character. There is a bit of toasted malt and heavy caramelly character. Lightly boozy with a touch of light woodiness. Some nice components, but I’m not sure this actually works for me.

notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bomber shared by goldtwins? - cloudy purple pour - slightly tart, tannic, oaky aroma - light hints of bourbon and red wine - the flavor has a light acidity, vanilla, mild tannins, loads of toasted oak, coconut - odd, but quite tasty.

Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours clear deep copper with thin off white head. The aroma is musty dank dark fruitiness with prunes, figs, dates and raisins to go along with a sense of black pepper. Behind those notes is a solid oakiness. The taste is smooth and thin with moderate oak notes mixing with bourbon, sweet dark grapes, cherries, raisins and plums. I get a mild tart berry note mixing in there too.

alobar (3833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Very nice beer! Nice dark brown color with amber highlights. Aroma of malt, caramel, malt, and a touch of wood. On the palate, very smooth with caramel, malts with a touch of bourbon.

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