John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft sample Hunahpu Day 2015. Toasted malts, peaty scotch flavors, some smoke, vanilla, oak. Excellent.
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Bottle, 2012 release, 12/5/2012. Pours deep brown, thin beige head, sudsy lacing and boozy legs. Aroma is a bit rough dark bready malts, sweet chocolate molasses, vanilla, big woody bourbon and booze. Taste is nutty, sweet caramel, roasted chocolate, bit of hoppiness, coconut, smooth bourbon character. Full, chewy body. Pretty nice, could be nicer with a bit more age for this vintage. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Damn. This is good. Real good. Very sweet, though. Like a dessert, but not overly sweet that you can’t easily drink an entire bottle on your own. The bourbon barrel aging almost adds a more caramel maltiness to the already malty scotch ale. A lot of toffee, caramel, brown sugar and milk chocolate on top of a malt bomb. There’s a little oak and the bourbon is sweet and accentuates everything. This is amazingly good and easy to drink. This would be on my Top Ten list for beers to drink for the rest of my life. bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
750ml wax dipped shared by scrizzz. Sweet maple syurpiness, with almond brown sugar and a oh so faint touch of smoke. Flat and creamy. Sweet dark prune with a good amount of nuttiness as well as leather. Caramel oxidation, prune, walnut, vanilla and kind of boozy. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Bachelor party scotch ale tasting. 750 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass alongside the base. Pours deep chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant. The nose has big bourbon and toasted oak, along with loads of molasses, brown sugar, toasted malts, herbs and subtle earthy hops. The flavour is similar to the base but with roasty notes and bourbon. It is moderately sweet with toasted malts, caramel, and molasses, along with raisins and a subtle dose of hops. The finish is long with bourbon barrel, toasty and malty notes, along with subtle hops. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture. Overall, this is an amazing scotch ale with beautiful malts perfectly complemented with elegant bourbon notes. 2013-07-25
llcooldave (1218) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours black in the glass thin soapy head. Straight up alcohol notes and dried fruit, plums and raisins. More alcohol flavors and some smoky scotch peaty notes. Overall, good but a bit strong. Thanks to Ericandersnavynavy for the trade! brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Sampled at Noog 5. Cloudy brown pour with a minimal head. Slightly smokey aroma with peat, and a touch of malt sweetness. Over all it is a fairly mild smelling brew. The flavor is full of peat malt. There is cola with a touch of wood bourbon barrel that imparts a creamy note more than anything. A touch of vanilla also, like you might find in root beer. Full creamy mouth feel. radarsock (1203) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Second base beer from MW. Shared amongst friends. Drank on a 9°F evening. Fuck going outside! 751 mL bottle containing dark-blackish cordovan with a fluffy beige head, half a finger in length. Head shrinks to nothing when left alone for more than 20+ minutes. Smells wonderfully of vanilla beans, thyme, bourbon heat, caramel, stingy hops, Ancho chili peppers, pottery clay and cigar smoke. Neat. Tastes malty and spicy showcasing notes of under-ripe clementine, tobacco, figs, steak grease and bar nuts by mid-palate. I let it warm up a bit for 15 minutes, and the results are as follows: fresh nuttiness circling pear skins, leather, cranberries, darkened topsoil, brandy and overripe figs. A tippling alcohol warmth is discovered almost immediately. Vanilla wafers, Edinburgh yeast and noble hops by swallow. Incredibly complex and devious. Likes for its ABV to creep up on you. Did I mention this Scotch Ale is undeniably sticky? No? Well now I don’t have to. There is, as is often the case, a shitload of bourbon in the throat. Needless to say, A LOT better than the primordial example. My only veritable complaint is that the bourbon may be too strong. However, I did give this darling a "4" which speaks volumes about the beer itself. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2009 bottle shared by duffmansw. #51 of 246 released. Murky brown pour with thin boobly head. Aroma is really interesting with sweet molasses and toast. Taste is pretty sweet with some chocolate and mild bourbon. Pretty tasty! knickskicks (1162) - - SEP 13, 2014
Dark pour, thin brown head. Nose is chocolate and bourbon. Taste is smooth bourbon, chocolate, toffee, caramel, a touch of tart barrel on the finish, dlight dry construction paper. Creamy medium mouthfeel.