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RATINGS: 1997   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a clear dark amber with a sparse tan head that laces great. Smells boozy, definitely taste the bourbon. Woodsy flavor. I’m not getting a lot of hop flavor. Malty with a strong bourbon backbone. Nice.


4.5
DandyWolfFloyd (1266) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2018
Aroma - bourbon, oak, caramelized sugar, fig or raisin, honey and spice. Appearance - the body is black and the head is beige. The head is originally very large 2+" and settles slowly. Good lacing. Taste - has rich caramel malt. The malt is complex. Their is a mix of carmalized sugars, raisins, oak, alcohol, bourbon, sweet biscuit, honey, sassafras. Not too much in the way of hops. Well balanced. Not too sweet. Palate - the body is full, texture is slick, carbonation is average to lively, the finish is rich and boozy and a little sweet. Length is moderate in length.

4.1
strowlands8 (278) - 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 (10) - - JAN 19, 2018
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 (134) - 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.


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