jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bourbon nose with heavy hints of molasses and brown sugar. The taste follows the nose but with more alcohol. Very burning on the tongue. Long finish. kambei70 (1082) - - DEC 2, 2014
2014 bottle. A mucky brown color with some orange highlights and very little off-white head. The aroma is very grainy with some plum and prunes. The alcohol comes through on the nose, as well as a little bourbon. The taste is pretty much like the nose with quit a bit of residual sweetness. Maybe it's my predilection for Sprechers Root Beer but I get a hint of that as well. Some yeast ones as well. Has a fairly thin, well carbonated mouthfeel with a little sting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AWISLguy (3170) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from Rays in Tosa. Hazy brown pour with no head. Aroma has butterscotch bourbon with some peat, later some berry. Taste is heavy sweet malt, butterscotch, vanilla and light fruit. Lowly carbonated, medium bodied, with alcohol. Finishes bourbon-y, sweet malty. Perhaps a bit old? For a bourbon scotch ale, a good example - perhaps a bit bourbon-y. 13.8 jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a hazy dark copper with a small light tan head with little lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, vanilla, some dark fruit and bourbon. Taste of caramel with prominent vanilla, some toasted malt and moderate dark fruit. A little smoke and good amount of warming bourbon. Finishes with some vanilla/caramel malt and that warming alcohol. Light/ medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation. Clean and prominent flavors with a nice taste. alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
1 liter flip top bottle from backlog notes. Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, dark fruit, and some oak character as expected, but also has a tart sour character like something has gone wrong, I wanted to like this.
matthewjk (1102) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 Hmmm.... interesting brew from a brewer not know for their heavy stuff. This wee heavy is not great, but it does pack a nice balanced punch. Considering this thing weighs in at 11%, it is dangerous. serving size: 22oz bottle. Re-rate::: 4.27.15 Damn thing is a killer and I love it. djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rey. Pours a cloudy amber with beige head. The aroma is oak and peat. Medium mouthfeel with sweet raisin, caramel, oak. Very good.
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a hazy deep copper color with a modest off-white head. Aroma has a light caramel malt nose but is quickly followed up by a musty dark fruitiness and a modest amount of vanilla and light bourbon imparted from the barrel aging. Flavor starts off with a smokey, caramel note first which quick transitions to a bourbon and vanilla character. Finish is slightly hot with alcohol creeping in. Body is modest with sharp alcohol bite and a bit of tongue puckering from the high alcohol. Overall an okay beer. The bourbon in this bottle is drowning out a lot the scotch ale flavors you would normally find. ads135 (4717) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a medium body and thin head. A very nice, malty brew. Sweet with some vanilla and oak. nearbeer (5453) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2014
650 ml. Pours clear copper-brown with a lasting thin film of cream. Smells of chocolate, raisin and vanilla. Taste is earthy chocolate, lightly tart berry, vanilla and red wine. Finish has some toasted oak and peat that help to provide balance. Medium body has a mostly smooth, low-medium carbonation. A little boozy, but not overly so.