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Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22 - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22

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BA SCORE
89
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 01-14-2013)
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-25-2014 04:07:15 | More by yancot
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-12-2014 01:06:02 | More by andrenaline
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

07-04-2014 18:32:42 | More by Cramshawbar
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-30-2014 13:22:40 | More by NightINgale
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $14 or so

Appearance - Clear light brown colour with a small size frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, peat, wood

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and vanilla. There is also some burnt notes, wood, and an earthy/peaty flavour.

Overall - Lots of scotch type flavour going on, and overall a very interesting beer. A good beer to share or drink over a couple of night due to the format. Worth a try once, especially if you like scotch.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 00:53:24 | More by spinrsx
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 21:28:53 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

06-29-2014 21:15:55 | More by Sammy
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2014 13:37:31 | More by GoHabsGo
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

05-05-2014 19:52:06 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-04-2014 22:23:01 | More by Zimm
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled August 2011. Best before 2022. Bottle no. 01384/12000.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and herb aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, herb, and Scotch flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice Scotch barrel aging that comes through slightly better in the taste in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 19:01:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-12-2014 15:52:12 | More by mendvicdog
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-06-2014 11:23:30 | More by KAF
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-29-2014 18:12:39 | More by JohnSnowNW
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2014 14:25:10 | More by polishkaz
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-31-2013 07:52:04 | More by leitmotif
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-30-2013 20:06:57 | More by Ciocanelu
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dahlen22

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was a pleasant surprise. At $15 for a 22ounce bomber, it certainly did not come cheap. Pours with very little head, but in an oval glass, there is continual carbonation. Golden color, tastes were sweet sherry, scotchy, some woody notes, figs, and vanilla. Super easy drinking at 11 percent, but a sipper to be savored and enjoyed. Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 21:30:09 | More by dahlen22
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2013 01:30:47 | More by kmos27
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dcmchew

Romania

4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this with friends, so just some scribbled notes and grades. Also, maybe a bit after too much "tasting".

no. 06977 of 12000 bottles; sweet ripe dark fruit (raisin, figs, plums); slight cherry from the barrel; honey, caramel; also nice woody, oaky and smoky notes, with a nice clear whisky; spices (some vanilla) are floral and somewhat strong, the bitterness is mild; a really complex beer

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 20:24:15 | More by dcmchew
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Deep golden color with thin head.

Smell: Milder than expected. Mostly fruity with some barrel notes.

Taste: Hard to express my feelings on this. At first I just found it cloyingly sweet, with strong notes of overripe fruits. However, once I got used to the sweetness, I began to notice the Scotch characteristics, from the light smoke to the oak to the sherry notes. Light notes of heather toward the finish.

Feel: Medium bodied (I expected fuller), moderately low carbonation. A little Barleywine-like. I wish it was drier on the finish but I became accustomed to it.

Overall: A shock to the system due to the sweetness, but truly a unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:37:11 | More by bsp77
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-13-2013 23:01:19 | More by ROGUE16
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is quite a strong beer in that it gives a firm punch of flavor coated with whiskey tones and a mild sense of vanilla (very mild). It's a bit one-dimensional really. There isn't much room for any other character to show through, though I do get some nice slightly noticeable heather ale character. Very smooth feel. A real sipper. I wouldn't mind it toned down a good bit and more of the subtleties showing through, but it works well.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 05:43:14 | More by RblWthACoz
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Tyler1tiger

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-10-2013 04:10:17 | More by Tyler1tiger
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-02-2013 12:36:27 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22 from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.