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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
90
outstanding

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 01-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

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3.32/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of dahlen22
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
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!!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.09/5  rDev 0%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22 from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.