Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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It is hard to believe it has been 10 years, since we first released Scotty Karate Scotch Ale!!! What better way to celebrate the decade than to release a Bourbon Barrel Aged edition of this mighty fine Scotch Ale!!!

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3.4
smroush (300) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2017
Aromas of bourbon with some roasted malt - cereal and molasses. Hops are light to medium resin aroma. Color is dark brown with a spare off-white Head. Taste is fairly sweet, probably more from the alcohol than the malt. Moderate bitterness. Some vanilla and wood flavors. Body is medium to full; alcohol is prominent; finish is medium to long. Overall the flavor is too dominated by the bourbon and the malt flavors seem a bit indistinct or muddy, though the slight spice and wood add some interest.

3.6
Speko (481) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2017
Tap @ Tørst om visit in June. Pours chestnut with no head. Aroma of melasses, barrel, burbon. Taste is molasses, wood, rye, alcohol is noticable. It's like rum, heavy in the barrel but without the alcohol notes. Medium body and flat carbonation.

3.7
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a dark and semi-hazy brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind a film top and thin white ring. Aroma of roasted nuts, caramel, some light bourbon and vanilla. Taste is full bodied, flavors of rich caramel and vanilla with a touch of bourbon and toffee. Finish is semi-sweet with a caramel and vanilla aftertaste.

3.9
ryanfolty (2606) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2017
August 18, 2017 - bottle from Discount. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma was sweet, caramel, spice and bourbon. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had some woody flavor.

3.4
phranq (250) - - AUG 10, 2017
Aroma is sweet caramel malts from a deep purple pour. Taste is sweet malt that gives way to a less than likeable finish.

3.8
RRistow12 (944) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Tasted from draft. Pours a ruby brown with white head. Aroma is very nutty with some bourbon. Taste is heavily sweet. Lots of toffee, caramel, bourbon along with nuts. Great tasting but gets a little too sweet after drinking several ounces. Overall very solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Chudwick (3369) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2017
12oz 2016 vintage bottle - nose is bourbon, rock candy, toffee, grass, and vanilla. Sip is a punch in the mouth that mellows out once you grt used to it. Sweet. Strong. Flat. Never had this fresh and so I have no clue if the slightly aged version I’m drinking is an improvement or not. Complex but the body is off.

4
arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Brown with red hues. Nose of dark fruit, mild roast, and some bourbon/oak. Flavor follows. Easy drink. A touch of diacetyl.

3.7
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2017
12oz bottle from Discount in Waukesha. Brown pour with a beige head leaving little lacing. Aroma has barrel, fruit, sweet malts, light peat. Barrel led. Taste is of sweet malts, fruit, vanilla. Medium to full bodied, the carbonation is soft. There is some alcohol presence, and the blend is solid. Finishes sweetly. And long. As ever, the best scotch ales are barrel aged -- this is a solid example. 13.8

3.8
chinchill (5320) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2017
On tap in Chattanooga. Clear, dark copper body with good clarity and a weak bone colored head. Mildly bitter. Rich n fairly complex flavor with a hefty but not overpowering contribution from the bourbon barrels. Medium - full body south medium - light carbonation. Lingering aftertaste of roasted grains, nuts, whisky and toffee.


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