Silver City Fat Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel

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87
80
style
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged for several months in a Heaven Hills Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Fat Scotch Ale takes on a very distinct and pleasingly warm bourbon character. A vanilla-like oak note adds a mellow richness as well.

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3.6
slowrunner77 (12997) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Dark brown. Big nose of bourbon, vanilla oak...a little peat and dark fruity malt. Has faults where the regular and okaed versions did not. A touch overbarreled with juuust a hint of astringency. Still ok, but lowerst rated of the three by a couple points.

3.4
robforbes (2269) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown with a wispy tan head that dissipates rapidly, and almost no lacing. Smell of peat, bourbon, and burnt toffee. Taste is strong, thick, peat, bourbon, and malts. Ends strong and a little tangy.

2.8
WABeerFiend (426) - - JUN 14, 2016
2015 vintage. Poured today. A: Caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla. A: Hazy dark red body. Thin off-white head, recedes to a ring. T: Cola and peanut brittle. P: It’s too bubbly and oddly crisp. Thin. O: There’s not much to it. It tastes good, but it’s not something I’d buy again.

3.6
luttonm (6842) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle at Liquid Sunshine. Brown, soapy head. Vaguely apple vanilla, astringent. Floral, deep caramel, butterscotch. Nice, tasty.

3.7
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Dark copper, nearly black, deep brownish hues, moderate to large foamy beige head, fairly nice

lacing.   Big peaty nose, but followed by a strong Bourbon presense, graham cracker and vanilla.   Similar

on the tongue.   Barrel aging dominates over the base.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit fairly

slick.   Finishes with more of a Bourbon flair than it does a Scotch Ale.   Enjoyable, especially if you

like Bourbon.   Clean, with an underlying Scotch Ale that is very soft.   Enjoyable for sure.


3.9
Capa (3499) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Near black with ruby highlights. Thin creamy yet initially fuzzy head. Very dark fruit forward, light vanilla, malt. The dark fruit is intense and enjoyable. Very nice brew.

3.4
Ferris (16712) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft - Sweet boozy whisky notes with some chocolate. Deep jet dark brown with. A small brown head. Tons of booze and bourbon notes. Too much bourbon sweetness for me.

3.7
Bacterial (3060) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Prufrockstar - thanks Chris! Dark amber brown pour with a nice tan head. Really awesome nose on this one, bourbon toffee vanilla and, of course, malty sugar goodness. Taste is nice, containing the flavors I was smelling, but somehow watered down - thinner than the nose would let on.

3.8
mcberko (19177) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of Prufrockstar (thanks Chris), pours a dark mahogany with a tiny beige head. Aroma brings out smoke, bourbon and wood upfront, with caramel malt and dark fruits. Flavour is complex, with loads of bourbon, wood, and light smoke, with caramel malt in the back. Finishes with bourbon and a mild alcohol tingle. Not too sweet, but definitely a slow sipper. Excellent stuff.

4.2
jsnicholas (690) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 Bottle (22oz): 2013 Vintage but bought 7/2014. Mahogany color, pretty clear. Very smooth. Sweet, bourbon, sticky. If in the mood for that, this one is great. I like this better than the "woody".
Update : (2014 vintage): Just as good as before. Great desert beer.


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