kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, caramel sweetness, a touch of bourbon that blooms and takes over the caramel
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness, well balanced bourbon character, touch of wood, light bitterness, hint of wood tartness comes out upon reaching room temperature, a bowl of hot chili brings out more of the bourbon and vanilla sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Thanks go out to a couple of wonderful Pennsylvian BA for this one Dim and Deuane (hey D&D I stopped there for coffee this morning). I poured my bottle into my Sam Addams Pint glass and watched as it produced a good two fingers worth of tan head that settled to a nice lace. The body was black in color with some nice reddish/brown highlights.
The first whiff I got was of peat followed by some bourbon and malts. This brew has a really nice nose true to it style but more pronounced do to the barrel ageing.
The flavors are close to the nose sweet malts are the first thing that I notice. The woodiness and earthiness are some of the best I have sampled in a scotch style. They help bring the malts into check and keep this brew from being too sweet. The body is medium and smooth with ample carbonation to keep it interesting.
This brew is going down amazingly well. I can tell as I continue to finish the bottle that this one may contain some alcohol but not from the nose or taste. It’s more like the flushness in my cheeks LOL
A great brew I would seek it out and I am glad I have one to age a bit.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
750ml bottle. thanks to kan for sharing. pours red off white head. nose of peat, smoke, malty. flavor is peaty, smokey, caramel. fizzy mouth feel. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Pours a light brown with a minimal head. Nicely balanced aroma of hop and malt. Bourbony and sweet flavor of a BA scotch ale, but not much complexity here. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle at pauls. Pours a dark brune body with a 1/8 inch tan head. Sweet malty body with over ripe fruit notes of pear, citrus, and banana. LIght bourbon and oak to round this one out.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Very mellow and subdued oakiness with a hint of bourbon. A great example of barrel aging as it wasnt like I was drinking bourbon with a splash of beer. Could use a little more time to round out the flavor profile. Its very refreshing to see beer put in a barrel that doesnt have a through the roof gravity. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with ruby-hued edges and a smallish, fizzy, off-white head.
Smell: Boozy, bourbon-basted nose with notes of peat, caramel malts, wood, dark brown sugar, vanilla beans.
Taste: Earthy, peat-smoked maltiness with a sweetish taste of dark brown sugar. Light fruitiness. Heavy, bourbon barrel influence, with all the usual accompanying tastes. Absent of hop character and bitterness. Dry, lightly nutty finish with a last kick of alcoholic bourbon.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation, though a bit on the fizzy side.
Drinkability: Recommended. A solid barrel-aged brew from the fine folks at Stoudt’s. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
750ml bottle from eepiestpours a dark caramel brown with a thin light brown head...
aroma of caramlized malt, dark fruit, peat and bourbon characteristics....
flavors of dark fruit, more fruit than expected, with light woodiness and a sweet aftertaste. little to no bourbon flavors.
good carbonation but not enough barrel.
7/4/7/4/14 ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
From a 750ml bottle - Pours a brown coca-cola color with small caramel colored head. Slightly below average carbonation. Smells of sweet bourbon and no much else. First sip is smooth and mellow the scotch dominating but still balanced with a nice malt backbone. Oak and vanilla notes are also presence. Very nice and drinkable. Carbonation is enhanced thanks to the bottle conditioning. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Thanks to Justin for opening this up while I was out. Pours out a slightly reddish hued brown with a small to moderate tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, peat, and some sweet malt notes in there too. Taste is complex and well balanced, bourbon, oak, vanilla, earthy peat and some sticky toffee/caramel notes here and there, slightly alcoholic on the finish. Very solid brew