bhensonb (15352) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Poured dark reddish brown with tan bubbles. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Rather cola flavor. Extremely smooth. Sweet finish. Scotch? Sure. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Draft at Bisto BA Fest, this was aged in a Glengoyne Scotch barrel. Very pleasant sweet / peaty scotch aroma which reminded me of some of the BA Brewdog beers. Flavor is sweet, with vanilla and soft cherry. Very delicious beer and my favorite of the day. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Sampled at the Denver rare beer tasting at Wynkoop. Nice dark brown. Very malty and sweet and whisky nose. Taste comes off very full malts and a nice whisky background. Smooth and would make a nice winter warmer. Very good beer. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2009
POurs amber. Nose is vanilla, soft oak, sweet caramel and roasted grain. Flavor was fairly thin, nice fresh wood, vanilla, some fruity notes, roasted grain, mild booze. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Draft sample at The Denver Rare Beer Tasting event during GABF week on 9/25/09. pours a deep amber with a tan head... lots of sweet malt and a touch of vanilla on the nose... medium body... some whiskey notes come through on the finish... overall I was expecting more from this one... left me a bit empty.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Cask at Blind Tiger. Deep brown pour with a nice creamy thin tan head. The nose is impressive with loads of soft oaky vanillla character. A little bit of light fruit and a fairly vineous sweetness. Lovely balance with the sweet, light fruity malts integrating nicely with the herbal/spicy oak components. A little hint of bittersweet cocoa and a touch of lingering spice on the back that gives it a nice lingering finish. The oak makes a huge contribution in terms of flavour, but yet the beer doesn’t clobber the other components. Really subtle, and very well-crafted beer. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Cask at the Blind Tiger. This one wins my Beer of the Month — August 2009 award. First off, the pour on this was marvelous, especially from a cask, with a wonderful, billowing head and perfect carbonation and lacing all around. The aroma combines a late autumn nuttiness with fresh, sweet spring flowers, while remaining refreshingly dry and never too sweet. Pillowy, chalky body, with a nutty, mild malt flavor sprinkled with a perfect amount of oak barrel and vanilla. The flavors have meshed wonderfully in the aging process and the barrel lent wonderful complexity without ever becoming overbearing. Excellent. theisti (4142) - Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Draft at Uber Tavern, Seattle, Washington. Big thanks to Sierra Nevada rep Doug Willson who got this keg for Uber, and shared a pint with us. Pour is amber brown with a smallish off white head. Aroma of the whisky, nicely blended with the biscuit caramel Scotchiness of a traditional Scotch Ale. Taste reflects the nose quite nicely, with some added vanilla sweetness to the wood barrel flavors. The barrel aging nicely enhanced this beer, and really complemented beautifully. Super nice, a great effort from SN! after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Draft at Uber. Crystal clear but nearly opaque due to coloration. Gorgeous mahogany hue with ultra-dense, creamy tan head and rock-solid sheets of lace. Nice nutty, woody, bourbony nose. Light and un-bubbly carb on a medium, appealing body. Big wood, vanilla, bourbon mid-palate with a light oaky finish. t4h2c0 (96) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Whiskey barrel version on tap at Uber Tavern 3/20/08. Poured dark amber with slight whiskey nose, good scotch ale but I thought it was a little weak, the whiskey/bourbon was not heavily present in the nose, in the up front taste, or the after tatse. Pretty hoppy I thought for a scotch ale. Pretty thick but still went down easily. Good beer but needs more time in barrel to make the whiskey notes more up front.