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Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Dark Burgundy in color. Aged in a bourbon barrel for 6 months, this wonderfully large version of a Scotch ale would be understated as a 120 Shilling Ale.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7705) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Sample at Kuhnhenn on 12/11/16. Listed as a braggot vs. a Scotch ale. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and honey. Malty and caramelly flavor with a sweet honey finish.

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
The aroma, this may sound silly, smells like when you walk into Founders Brewing, a bright red robust roast malt with a hint of sweet prune, and some bitter oak on the end. Appears clear dark ruby red, light caramel foam. Tastes like toffee and caramel had a drunkin threeway with a date, very sweet and warm. Feels a little oily, but generally light. Overall, toffee, toffee, toffee - very nice barrell aging flavor.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tap. Dark brown. Nice tan bubbles. Nose of malt mash -- sort of like walking into a brewery. Smooth. Mellow bourbon sweetness followed by smooth chocolate malt character. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1589) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with a white head. Has a caramel, bread, and fruit aroma. Flavor is similar, with some sweet bourbon and vanilla notes. Quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle @ home ... trade from Fullobs... thx my friend...vintage 2012... It pours dark brown with a small tan head.... dark fruits, nuts, liquor, bourbon, fruity, punch, caramel and oak.... very nice

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
htzpah (105) - - APR 4, 2014
On tap. Weak head, aromas of bacon, ham, deli meat. deep red color. Taste is fruity, punch, aftertaste that lingers is one if crisp apple, and cherry. Best Scottish Ale Ive tasted hutherto.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle thanks to Crajun. Poured a beautiful deep amber into a snifter. Huge nose of candy, dark fruit, caramel & booze. Big malt forward flavor, the peat is subtle but the boozy sugars are quite present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5440) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2012 12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours deep ruby/brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee and cereal from the malts, some bourbon and oak, slightly roasted malts, hints of vanilla and spices, and some light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of it all. Smooth, thicker texture.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Truly tasty. The aroma was sweet with oak and bourbon. Dark burgundy as the description suggests with a thin head. Smooth and velvety with good weight. The carbonation was appropriate. Great blend of strong flavors with sweet burnt malts, woody and bourbon. The bitterness was not high but just enough. Great after-dinner drink. Alcohol was well hidden. A must try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Tap: Deep ruby & mahogany tones all around with a super small spattering of gray & khaki-tinted bubbles sifting along the top. Aroma packed with fruity esters, grapes, dates, plums, red apple skins, & mild back-end anise. Hidden underneath is a solid helping of toasty toffee, mild nuts, & a hint of peppery phenol, likely from the yeast. Taste hits with sweet malt & brash yeast up front; toffee, licorice, plums, lightly vinous grape skins, faint molasses... Finish is more yeast heavy with white pepper, spicy & fruit esters, & mild phenol. Lots of sticky toffee & a hint of nuttiness in the finish. Reminds me of a Scotch ale that uses Belgian yeast. Solid.


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