lesag002 (5) - - OCT 23, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best bourbon ale I've ever had. Granted I haven't had many, but the bourbon overtones in this are clear, and a perfect compliment to the rest of the recipe. Maybe there're using a better barrel source than others, barrels that had really good bourbon in them.
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revtork (11) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 A beautiful Scotch with the right combination of malt and raisin, bolstered by a strong bourbon presence on the back of the palate.
RRG991981 (9) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rich malty and sweet, smooth as silk, an exceptional beer. The bourbon barrel aging really brings a caramel flavor forward.
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mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 Central Waters has an impressive lineup of different beers and this one is my favorite. Very smooth and slightly sweet taste. Not really like any other scotch ales but it’s probably the best I’ve had. Smooth, Dark and potent. I also recommend the CW Loch Ness Scotch Ale.
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark mahogany with big, foamy, tan head, decent legs / Rich nose of caramel, dark fruit, tobacco, coconut, bourbon, chocolate . . . / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet, excellent balance, lightly bitter / Flavors of chocolate, caramel, date, raisin, coconut, bourbon barrel / Monsterous for a scotch ale. A beauty.
Bulk_Carrier (5021) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a thistle, the appearance was a dark brown close to black in color with a thin off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Filmy lace graces the sides nicely.
The aroma takes on big sweet malty cues of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, milk chocolate, smoke, peat, vanilla, dry woodiness all coming together eloquently and so smooth.
The flavor melds all of those previously mentioned aromas in sweet dry fashion leading with the vanilla, wood and peat. Subtle woody to earthy to peaty aftertaste. Herbal/peaty and vanilla to woody sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a pure peaty stickiness as it should be and without any cloying-ness. Low carbonation with an exceptional herbal/peaty smoothness rolling over my tongue.
Overall, scotch ale, damn straight! Barrel aged, well damn well it is! Perfect for a cold winter’s night in Vermont.
zebra (2019) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @ local option. scotch and bourbon, what a combo. creamy vanilla. darkly fruity. thought this might be the Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Aged Slainte Scotch Ale http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/182143/ but alexi said the keg collar didn’t say Slainte.
DocLock (10458) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Capone’s, Pours thick and turbid dark brown toward mahogany with minimal tan head. Nose is a great beer/spirit hybrid mix of oaky bourbon, earthy dusty malts, molasses, vanilla, tannins. Tastes of huge oak, bourbon, molasses, earthy caramel, with a rich finish and well hidden alcohol. This one is delicious.
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brewery. Seems more thick and rich this year. Poured medium dark with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel and bourbon. Rich malty caramel taste. Good touch of oak and bourbon. Never really enjoyed this one until this glass.
spatenfan (61) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Wow, what w well balanced Scotch ale. Absolutely delicious.