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Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big bastard of an award winning brew. Exceptionally smooth with rich maltiness and a touch of smoky peat character.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
GABF 07. Pours clear tawny with an average, creamy, light brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of maple syrup and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Stong peat aroma and flavour. Earthy malt and woodiness. Alcohol finish and some sweetness. Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
GCBF sample. Huge peaty imperial scotch IPA. Strong malt body. Hoppy and dark.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 7th, 2007. Good nose of scotch. Mild malt and a wood base. Above average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
22oz bottles acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka. Tasted side by side with the Barrel Aged version so notes will reflect the side by side tasting. Both versions poured a medium mahogany with a small sized off white head. The BA version was cloudy with the regular version being clear. They both had an earthy, peaty and caramel aroma (stronger in the BA) with the BA also possesing the expected aromas of vanilla, wood, and also a smokiness. The overall aromas of the regular were on the softer and subtle side. They both shared tastes of nuts, caramel, and earthiness. The BA also had wood, vanilla, smoke, and citrus. Overall the BA was more complex and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6231) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Poured a lightly hay, reddish brown color with a thin, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, peated malts, roast, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of more caramel malts, nuts, smoke, with citrus, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Thin mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a ruby red/brown with a medium light tan bubbly head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, lightly toasted malts and some vanilla. Flavor of caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar, light hop profile.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Draft, Uber Tavern. Brown with a nice off white head. Light caramel aroma, with light roasted malts. Taste is tabacco, caramel, smoke. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2007
22. Pours deep ebony, not quite opaque--you can see little bits of the other sides of the glass though the odd garnet highlight. Headless, laceless, carbless; not a lot of bunting on the balcony with this one. Big malt sugar nose--plummy, date-like, figgish, sharp pitted fruit tang. Still body on the attack, faintest hint of carb. Tobacco and leather flavors complement the fruit notes on the mid-palate. Sticky, molasses-y finish. Nice enough. Curious about the Fat Woody now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2007
On Tap at BrewPub. Pours out a Dark redish topped with a small off white head. Another one of there brews with a sweet malt aroma and tast. not bad.


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