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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%
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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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3.9
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bomber of 2013 Vintage. Dark reddish brown pour topped with a layer of tan foam. Notes of bourbon, caramelized sugars, dark fruits and charred oak in the aroma. Taste is caramel malt, vanilla and bourbon upfront along with some black cherry, toffee and molasses toward the end. Mouthfeel is a tad syrupy with low carbonation and a final shot of bourbon in the finish. Overall, a satisfying bourbon enhanced version of Fat Scotch.

3.7
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle, recently released but with "2013" on the label. Pours clear dark cola color with no head. Aroma: vanilla, dark fruit, cherry and caramel. Pretty similar to the Fat Woody aroma, but with more vanilla. Taste: vanilla sweetness, warming alcohol, practically no hop presence. Sweet (not that I expected any different), but nice all around. Palate: Medium-full body, average carbonation, oily texture. Overall: I’m a sucker for these Silver City scotch ales. Part of this is nostalgia, but also they’re just nice beers. This version doesn’t hugely alter the picture -- think, Fat Woody + vanilla -- but that’s fine by me. This is a great one for the hop-averse who like something sweet and boozy. Expect to finish this one pleasantly buzzed.

3.9
nealblind (1977) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Slightly translucent brown beer. Aroma of lactic & whiskey & caramel. Very smooth mouthfeel! Super malt flavor and woody caramels. A bit too sweet, but has a pleasant milky mouthfeel.

3.5
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Big huge bourbon nose, like lots of bourbon, caramel toffee dark brown bread and vanilla. Pours dark brown, off white head. Flavors of big bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel and toffee, wood notes, spicy alcohol. Smooth big sweet bodied beer. Lingering boozy alcohol. Lots of bourbon. Interesting.


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