dwarner5030 (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
One of the best scotch ale I have ever had. Rich flavors of scotch and oak. A must try if you are fond of scotch ale. AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Wow, wish I had more of this beer on hand but also pretty glad I gave my extras away so I could spread the love. Pours reddish brown with a finger of white head. Aromas are caramel, booze, peat, and just a tiny bit of wood. Flavors are boozy barrel, smoke and caramel and some wet forest floor-like notes. The palate is quite nice with limited carbonation so the thickness of this beer really comes through; it coats the tongue nicely and has a definite warmth. Overall this is a really good beer. It reminds me more of a Barleywine than a Scotch Ale though this is a barrel aged version of a Scotch ale and the only in the form I have tried. Regardless this is killer! brnandersen (4033) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Sample from tap, CBC 2013. Hazy, dark, ruby colour with a small, creamy, tan head. Fruity aroma with whisky, vanilla, oak, rich caramel and chocolate malts. A light hint of smoke. Taste ís sweet. Full body with a slick, oily mouthfeel and a lively carbonation. Finishes bitter with sweet, vinous malt and a hint of alcohol. Very rich and full-bodied. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
355 ml bottle from my secret santa. Thank you joeneugs. Pours amberish chestnut brown with a thin brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and malty with biscuits, bourbon, charred wood, roasted nuts, vanilla fudge, alcohol, coconut, hay, caramel and hints of peat, sundried sugary fruits and pencil shavings. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with biscuits, caramel, fresh oak, vnilla fudge, cookie dough, coconut, bourbon, raisins, roasted nuts, charred wood, lemon zest and hints of resin, pine needles, peat and Islay whisky. Mouthfeel is rich, round, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with biscuits, hay, resinous wood, roasted coconut, vanilla fudge, bourbon, raisins, fresh oak and hints of peat. A great rich sipper… hopmelt (197) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Pours deep red, one finger off white this foamy head light lacing. Huge bready, doughy, caramel, toffee malt aroma up front, vanilla, bourbon and slight oak, slight fruity yeast ester. Taste is bready doughy malt and bourbon up front, slight alcohol and toffee mid mouth, bourbon, vanilla and oak at the slightly dry finish. Low carbonation, medium full body, alcohol heat. Overall excellent for the style, very big beer, perfect balance, an extremely complex beer.
Ktwse (5261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Pours dark amber with low white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel malt, oak barrel, vanilla. Taste is booze and muscovado sweet, smooth and balanced. Body is full and creamy with low carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kryon (3775) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours dark amber with low off white head
Aromas of butterscotch, bourbon,
Great taste of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, low med ending
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Nose is caramel, figs, dates, dark sugars. Taste is fantastic: caramel, raidins, figs, muscovado sugars, toffee. Sublime!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AndyW68 (1583) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel sweet, grainy and bourbon. Taste follows nose, but adds a bitter finish. papercartel (14) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
Nice dark red pour from the bottle. No head but chewy mouth feel. Deep Carmel/bourbon aroma and taste. Toffee sweet taste. Nice beer.