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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Menagerie #3 - Its a real big, rich scotch ale, 2/3 of which have been in bourbon barrels for 6 months.

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kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Growler, courtesy of beachbum25. Thanks, Jim! I thought I’d neglected to rate this, but I just realized I’d forgotten to transcribe some notes from this notebook. Pours a murky, orange-tinged brown; thin, fine-bubbled light-tan head with light retention and lacing. Some moderate acetone notes, lots of red fruits, along with some candied maltiness and vibrant vanilla; a bit muddle, and maybe some hints of acetaldehyde in there as well (light). Medium-full body; relaxed CO2; reasonably well-kept alcohol. Lots of rounded vanilla notes, candied maltiness, and some oxidative qualities (hard caramel); less acetone than the nose, but still hints of higher alcohols; a bit messy. Medium finish of caramel, candied malts, and some toastiness.

wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 20, 2010
nice brew, cloudy pour, good bit of bourbon throughout. overall pretty tasty.

joet (2678) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bready acetaldehyde tangy citrus, lots of vanilla, aromatic alcohols, lots of apple flavors. An interesting experiment.

beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2010
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury, Md-Brownish, off orange pour w/a minimal tan head & great lacing. Boozy/bread dough aroma. Flavors of dark fruit/plum, bread dough, raisens, roasted malt, & vanilla w/heavy woody/earthy overtones. The Bourbon Barrel aging really comes thru in a perfect blend, it inhances the flavor, it doesn’t overwelm it. Really warms you up, great after dinner sipper. Boozy, alcohol is evedent, but it’s not harsh, it’s smooth & creamy at the same time. I REALLY liked this one!

BeerandBlues2 (14403) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap. Pours hazy and cloudy brown with an average, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, dates, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, dates, brown sugar, vanilla, and bourbon. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a medium sweet finish.

scottw86 (1180) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Poured a hazy brown with a silky off-white head. Aroma of scotch and cream with cotton candy. Taste is very creamy with lots of scotch and butterscotch. Overall a little too sweet but very flavorful and drinkable.

arone12 (937) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pours a dark orange color that borders on a brownish haze. Thin off white head on this beer. Smells a bit creamy with a bit of a veggy smell in there. Taste is of irish cream with some subtle earthy rooty tastes. I think I get some butterscotch candy in there but not sure. Not bad. First scottish ale I have had.

scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Draft - Baltimore Beer Week Opening Tap Party - 50% of this was aged in Heaven Hill barrels and blended with it’s counterpart in stainless steel. Hazed dark amber, thick off white creamy head (great lacing). Intense aromas of vanilla-coconut, bourbon, and wood over a soft undercurrent of candied plum and fig througout. Flavors are very well balanced and integrated as sweet dark fruits ride warming waves of bourbon, coconut, wood, and swirls of vanilla bean custard. Full bodied and very smooth, soft carbonation, semi-sweet malt and booze finish. A fantastic sipper as this one easily got my best for the evening...

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