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Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 132   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tap at Barcade.. Pour is a clear red/brown. Aroma is whisky, candied dark fruit, caramel. Taste is sweet whiskey, malt, woos, leather, dark fruit. A tad boozy but really easy to drink. A nice scotch ale.


3.2
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2017
From notes. On draft at an “unofficial” company outing to the Clinton Township Taproom on August 08. The pour is a darker ruby brown color with a thicker tan head and a couple spots of lace as it vanishes. The aroma is strong and sweet. There is a bit of booze in this one and the malts and caramel some through pretty sweet. There is a light metallic note to this one the back end, but it’s not off-putting. A decent dark fruitiness exists, but it’s not overpowering. The flavor is much of the same. The good caramel and roasted malts work well with a light fruitiness and the hint of metallic malt returns on the back end. The mouth feel is more of a light-medium body with a softer carbonation and a lingering malty sweet finish. This is an interesting beer. 6 4 6 3 13

3.7
JaBier (8156) - 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
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
The aroma, this may sound silly, smells like when you walk into Founder’s 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
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
chucklemation (1747) - 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
KingCecil (2086) - 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
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 I’ve tasted hutherto.

3.8
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
jkwood04 (5463) - 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
kevinator (2597) - 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.


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