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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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84
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheCrowsNest on 05-06-2013)
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Reviews by Neorebel:
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

Pitch black is topped with a thick cookie-dough colored head. Looks great! I love how the aroma has a lot of licorice in it as well as vanilla bean and strong bourbon. I am detecting a tart flavor initially, not unlike Merlot wine, with a pleasant, woody earthiness. Some dark fruits as well, such as figs. The finish is soft, and has very noticable hints of graham cracker pie crust. Overall, the only somewhat critical point I have is that it's a little boozy, but it's very interesting as far as the taste goes and it without a doubt every bit worth picking up if you see it.

08-15-2013 01:38:22 | More by Neorebel
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-27-2014 02:46:18 | More by SunDevilBeer
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-20-2013 21:53:52 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-20-2013 19:07:09 | More by ste5venla
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lowgear

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-11-2014 02:21:52 | More by lowgear
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-31-2013 15:11:43 | More by GRG1313
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.79/5  rDev +27.7%

From the corked caged 750 ml bottle no. 09960 cellar aged for two years and sampled on January 15, 2014. Serving at about 50 degrees.

The pour is wonderfully dark mahogany brown to near black with ruby red hues when held to the light. Opaque. Modest long-lasting soft, silky mocha head.

Where does one start on this amazing complex aroma? Should I list the esters alphabetically? Let's try by pungency. Baked, roasted chocolate malts, butterscotch, toffee, black licorice, fig and other dark fruits, red grapes, cherries, peat, earth, all capped off with a sprinkle of clove. The only reason I didn't give this a "5" is because for a Bourbon Barrel aged brew I didn't get a lot of Bourbon. But there is so much else going on I may have missed it.

Full bold body.

For an 11.8% ABV beer the alcohol is evident but not overly so. It is more in the background but that could be the tart and dry cherry, red grape and almost red wine-like finale. Loads of sweet dark malts express themselves first. But all of these many ingredients push themselves forward at the appropriate time to overtake the earlier sensations kind of like a battle of flavors in my mouth. Complex is an understatement.

Shipyard says this has an unlimited shelf life. Too bad I didn't have another to try in about 5 years because I expect it would still be fine.

01-15-2014 22:58:43 | More by puboflyons
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -20%

08-27-2013 18:39:03 | More by largadeer
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-16-2013 15:52:56 | More by claspada
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-03-2014 03:47:40 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%

750ml bottle obtained from the brewery for me by friends. Corked and caged. Thanks George and Candy!

Poured into DFH snifter, formed a 1/2" mocha head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head fizzes away promptly down to a spotty froth, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is sweet, peat, and booze.

Taste starts darkly sweet, chocolate and smoky peat in the middle, and bourbon notes and alcohol dominate the close. Lingering heat and bourbon, for sure. Mouthfeel is slickery smooth, and drinkability is very nice for the abv. I'd have this one again.

06-17-2013 00:25:43 | More by ppoitras
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-02-2014 13:33:57 | More by pisano
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-29-2013 23:38:52 | More by Basshooker
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.48/5  rDev +19.5%

Pours with medium viscosity; brown with a small tan head. Aromas of bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel, roast. Slightest hint of smoke flavors accompanied by great vanilla and oak notes; great toffee and toasted sugar. The alcohol is present but not overpowering and works well with the bourbon flavors/aromas.

A surprisingly great offering from Shipyard, seek this one out and enjoy it.

05-06-2013 15:06:19 | More by TheCrowsNest
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-12-2013 04:10:15 | More by Xandrose
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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

10-18-2013 07:13:43 | More by drewone
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pcarney8

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-21-2014 14:36:39 | More by pcarney8
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JJChrist

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-21-2014 21:52:03 | More by JJChrist
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-24-2014 04:27:16 | More by BarrelAgedG
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domanga

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-05-2013 02:00:34 | More by domanga
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

08-23-2013 02:16:24 | More by ryan1788a5
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bvermilion

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-11-2013 04:41:41 | More by bvermilion
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

On tap at Eureka Burger in Redlands, CA.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, port, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice barrel aged presence in the aroma and flavor.

06-20-2013 02:33:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

I was fortunate to find a bottle of this beer in Center Harbor, NH, this past summer. Bottle number 9452.

Very little head, very dark, full bourbon nose, taste was deep bourbon (almost, but not quite, dominating) could be more on the malt side, boozy presence, nice beer but a bit too big for Scottish ale which should be more malt forward

01-16-2014 16:03:43 | More by wisrarebeer
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Tele

California

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

A: 4.5 Dark brown almost black with a small tan head.

S: 4.5 Smells a lot if bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: 3.5 Taste doesn't quite match the aroma. Similar characteristics, but way toned down. Mostly just malt sweetness up front with some dark fruit and a bit of vanilla. The fruitless is kind if nice, but definitely dominates.

M: 3.5 Kind of thin and a bit too dry.

O: 3.75 If only the body and flavor matched the aroma and appearance. I had high hopes for this beer, but it turned out to be just okay. Not worth seeking out.

06-03-2014 23:48:56 | More by Tele
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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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