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RATINGS: 1995   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kftoone (9) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2012
one of my favorite Michigan brews. Taste like how it sounds. Rivaled only by Scotty Karate.


4.1
strowlands8 (277) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2018
Bottle about 3 years old. Caramel, dates, super sweet coffee. Smells great. Taste is the same a little too sweet. Little bit burnt/smoke flavour. Basically no carb. Really solid old/scotch ale/barley wine.

4.4
ptitlouis57 (7) - - JAN 19, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 Les notes de mes prédécesseurs sont suffisamment éloquentes, j’adhère à 200 %. Peut-être un poil sur le sucre, histoire de dire. Du très bon à mon goût. Et cette finale et la longueur en bouche ...

3.4
yerffoeg (83) - Dinant, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 Une bière brun-rouge, très élégante, avec une fine bouche. Elle dégage des arômes puissants de bourbon. Le goût lui-aussi fait penser à du bourbon : la première gorgée brule et réchauffe la gorge pour ensuite laisser un arrière goût fumé.

4.2
miki74 (139) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Degustada en botella de 35cl en Olut Sabadell,cervezote de founders envejecida en barricas de bourbon,espectacular.

3
Drperky76 (40) - - JAN 11, 2018
Pretty good beer for a cold winter’s night. Would not have wanted more than one though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
BenL8 (298) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2018
Pours deep ruby red with a big frothy head, rather good retention. Looks gorgeous. Aroma is already amazing, rich and complex, a lot of sweetness, malt and caramel. Don't think I've ever smelt more bourbon in a beer than with this one, very intense, yet really nice. Very fruity and loads of vanilla. Big body, smooth mouthfeel. Flavour is just as rich and complex as aroma suggests. Very malty and sweet, immense amounts of caramel but adequate for a scotch ale. Again fruity and loads of vanilla, bourbon dominates this beer in a very pleasant way. Finishes long and sweet. Wow, a lot of depth and really delicious. Definitely one of the best scotch ale I've had. Just brilliant.

4.5
julesxxl (130) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2018
(noir-boisé, nez alcool (porto-cherry) & réglisse, café-cacao-vanille, bouche liquoreuse, finale wet wood)

4.7
skylast (13) - Monmouthshire, WALES - JAN 7, 2018
From bottle. Caramel, earthy, butterscotch, black, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, smooth finish.

4.2
CurlyJoe (385) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 Clear medium brown, thick, creamy, persistent off white head. Sweet caramel, vanilla aroma. Heaps of caramel/toffee. Very sweet taste, once again lots of caramel and vanilla. Tinge of bitter, and even sour, but sweetness wins out. Scotch taste isn't too strong, as scotch ales often can be. Has obviously mellowed in the barrel. Really, really tasty, and easy to drink. Although sweetness would get a bit much after a few (that and the ABV, which is hidden!). A real treat of a beer.

3.5
BaroneBirra (510) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 5, 2018
0.33 bottle from advent calendar. Dark mahogany, big tan head. Liquorous aroma, Porto and dried plums. Intense taste, sweet liquor, roasted and caramelised malts. Wood notes in the aftertaste, almost tart. Full body, sirupy texture, thin carbonation. Nice complexity, but not so pleasant to drink.


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