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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich, malty ale has been aged to perfection in our barrel house. Subtle and smooth, this is a decadent display of patience and process. Join us in a toast to good health. Slainte!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (6146) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2017
On tap at El Bait Shop. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, vanilla, bourbon and a hint of toasted oak. Similar flavor, adding medium to heavy sweetness with a rich, lingering finish. Full body with a smooth, creamy feel. One of the best Scotch ales I have ever had, the barrel aging adds some nice complexities.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1655) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours deep brown, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, toffee, sugar sweetness. Flavor is bourbon, caramel, bit of roasted malt, toffee, dark fruit. Really nice. Not as good as backwoods bastard but next best barrel aged scotch ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (5718) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks to Prufrockstar! Darkest red-amber pour, thin ring off-white foam. Leathery rich body, deep raisin and grape skin. Barrel is well behind and a welcome rounding note. Lovely rich balance, dried dark fruits. Smooth alc hit. Nice barrel depth. Lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2017
Dark brown color. Dark brown color. Very Sweet malty nose with tons of bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit in the nose. The carbonation is a bit too strong, which takes away from the mouth feel totally. Tons of bourbon in the mouth with lots of molasses and brown sugar. Good but depth isn’t world class. Good stuff

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6310) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2016
It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has nuttiness, smooth rich malt, vanilla, toffee, milk caramel and marshmallows. The Atoma is a thing of beauty. It has a thick rich body with light carbonation. The taste has super rich caramel, nuts, heavy toast, some sweetness and good amount of barrel notes with vanilla, oak and wood grain. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1758) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Il faut aimer le style, et beaucoup. Ça tombe bien, je l’aime particulièrement suite à un faste repas de pattes de porc enrobées de leur barde de couenne, tel le veut la tradition familiale Lévesque lorsque arrive le réveillon de Noël. Liquide sombre et profond aux reflets brunâtres à peine perceptibles et ce, même dans la lumière. Arômes très sucrés de mélasse, de sucre d’orge, de malts suintant le bourbon. C’est chaud, c’est Noël. Quwlques notes épicées qui se conjuguent correctement à l’alcool. Une chance que c’est Noël car je me vois mal arriver avec un 6 pack de cette bière lors d’un BBQ de la Saint-Jean. Goût de caramel et d’un bourbon flambé. Beaucoup de corps alors soutenu par une effervescence très agréable. Palalet évolutif passant dune attaque douce à une finale alcoolisée et astringente. Plaisante à petites doses.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle. Brown with one finger head. Sweet brown sugar and caramel with a hint of smoke. Medium bourbon, surprisingly smooth. Quite well done.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CardsFan25 (95) - - DEC 10, 2016
Bought this on an excellent recommendation by Mari’s 6 Pac N Mor staff. Dark brown pour with a finger of tan of head. Very faint aromas of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and oak. The flavors are the same but stronger and well balanced with a slight bourbon finish. Not quite Backwoods Bastard but it’s far cheaper too. Would definitely buy a case.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1386) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark brown color with a small beige head that settles slowly to a thin film below. Some nice streaks of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, burnt sugar, bourbon, and dark fruits with lighter hints of chocolate, nuts, yeast, and peat smoke. Really nice and complex aroma. The flavor follows with big notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, toasted oak, and dark fruit with hints of peat smoke, chocolate and toasted nuts. Medium to full bodied with subtle carbonation that leads to a lengthy caramel, toffee, and a bourbon oak finish. Really well balanced scotch ale with the barrel adding ample depth and complexity. Smooth tasting and decadent beer. Tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
A superb scotch ale. Rich and thick. The bourbon barrel aging complements the thick, malty character. Nicely sweet and alcoholic.


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