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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This brew has a recipe change every year. You never know what it may be, youll just have to wait and see. It will always be a nice winter treat coming in above 8.5% ABV and never spiced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours a blackish brown with a tiny tan head. Smells of Knob Creek Bourbon, coffee, roasted malts, raisins, and dark bitersweet chocolate. Tastes of dark fruit, molasses, coffee, chocolate, and of course bourbon. Thick oily mouthfeel that goes down nice and smooth. Great beer, really goes down without a hint that it might be at 9% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with alanC - Thanks Alan - Pours dark brown with a little tan head that settles to a ring and laces well. Aroma is of bourbon, dark, fruits, some chocolate, caramel, and peat.. Flavor is caramel, raisin, plum, bourbon, a bit of vanilla, and some more of that peat. Smooth and easy sipping on the palate. Mine said 9% alcohol on the bottle.. Youll have trouble finding any of that... Full bodied. Very nice brew. This was great!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Bottled. Pours dark brown with no head. Fantastic Aroma! I smell whiskey, Brandy, dark fruits, malt and sweetness. Caramel flavors with notes of raisins and plums. This ones more aout the malt, as it should be. Very little carbonation. Finishes quickly. Damn, Rodger, this rocks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Almost jet black color with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is peat with burnt caramel. Taste is strong with a lot of maltiness and a thick consistency.The alcohol stops it from being too sweet. A nice beer to have one of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
This is a scottish strong ale from 03. Big malt nose with no perceptible hop notes. Brandy and scoth whisky malt characters with wonderful plums and berries hints. alcohol is hidden with a long finish of wood and lightly smoked notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours a robust dark brown with a thin, whispy off-white head. Aroma is a wonderful blend of sweet butterscotch and lots of smoky peat. Actually reminds me of Bells Batch 5000. Body starts thick and sweet with a nice peat presence and sticky, nutty caramel finish. Hides its alcohol magnificently. A very nice Scotch ale. Thanks to DarkElf!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, licorice, and caramel. Flavor of malt, some fruit, and mild hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Moderate brown color, some clinging head. Good malty bit, full of caramel, vanilla, a bit of alcohol. Rich but somewhat thin, creamy; has a simple finish. Better than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1459) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Beer pours a nice enough mahogeny color with a minimal tan colored head. Aroma is sweet malty with some alcohol. Flavor is likewise sweet malt with a light smokiness. Beer is a bit thin in the mouth. As scotch ales go it is mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2005
mahogany colored, head is thin off-white, mostly dissipating. aroma is sweet, strongly malty, moderate alcohol. hops are barely perceptible. flavor is sweet and malty, very lightly hopped. pretty good archetypal scotch ale if you ask me.

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