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RATINGS: 1957   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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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3.9
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak. Taste is much of the same. Smooth, vanilla takes over at end. Nice beer.


3.9
ANZUShophunter (427) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2017
From bottle in tulip. Pours mahogany with one finger tan head, aroma of sweet malt ahead of the bourbon. Boozy, smooth and tasty

4.2
VDuquerroux (1650) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A sparkling beautiful dark brown mahogany beer with a big oily-look beige head ; medium retention ; ok lacing. Bourbon woody nose, bourbon, caramel, prune, roast, black chocolate. Medium round sweet, warming, light dry fresh bitter. Good body, elegant, syrupy texture, soft carbonation, sweet bourbon chocolate dry caramel finish. Overall, delicious :) Caramel character is usually not my favorite thing but the whole aromatic landscape is really good balanced.

4.2
commonshawn (1232) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Tap at brewery in grand rapids during glbtq. Plum color. Boozy nose. Dark fruit, raisin, sweet, quad feel. Good body. Slightly tart. Excellent.

4.2
rosskyle (689) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Served on tap at Founders. Plum color with a white head. Booze raisin cherry malt aroma. Cherry raisin plum chocolate flavor. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
hamilton_w (262) - - JUN 25, 2017
Oaked, caramel, coffee aroma, Dark brown color, small tan head. Light sweet and bitter, oaked, caramel, a little sour. Full body, dry finish.

4.4
aussiealchemist (40) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from Purvis at Brian’s house. Pours cloudy dark brown with red tinge thin cream head. Big aroma of vanilla oak, sweet caramel and dark cherries. Flavour is Christmas cake, oak, vanilla, prune etc and plenty of it. Taste is mainly sweet with some bitterness to balance. Palate is thick and creamy with big alcohol lift. Overall excellent for this style. A great sipper.

3.5
Ross1969 (7) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
Good.……………;tast like beer we like it a lot. Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj  via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
kapusil (1413) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2017
0.355l bottle thanks to Cristobal37. Vintage 2015. Hazy dark ruby body with an orangish light brown head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, raisins, wood, cloves and burnt sugar. Taste of toast, whiskey, raisins, chocolate, wood and a nice amount of floral hops. Great beer.

4.3
superspak (5514) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/22/2016. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and date; with lighter notes of chocolate, leather, tobacco, smoke, herbal, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and date; with lighter notes of chocolate, leather, tobacco, smoke, herbal, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, brown bread, leather, tobacco, light smoke, herbal, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 11.2%, with no barrel booziness. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged scotch ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.3
Cybion (186) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml. Pours dark reddish-brown, very cloudy, thin sheen of soapy light tan head, patchy lacing, no visible carb. Aroma is rich, sweet, malty; lots of sugary stuff; mollasses, fruitcake, cooked pineapple, dark toffee, salted caramel, vanilla, bourbon, little hint of oak, earth, really nice. Taste is sweet, malty, cakey, with dried fruits, muscavado sugar, candied orange, blood orange around the edges, dark chocolate, cinnamon, dark caramel malts, very rich. Hefty malty bitterness on the back end, dry, medicinal, bitter finish. Full body, thick texture, negligible carb. Everything I expected, definitely somewhat reminiscent of a highland or speyside malt!


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