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Bourbon Barrel Scotchtown - Center of the Universe Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Scotchtown
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 17.74%


Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeastLU on 03-10-2013)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by yamar68:
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to cw577enfield for this one. Disclaimer: I'm not a big fan of Scotch ales.

Nice swampy red body with a very healthy looking pillow of creamy white head.

Strong but smooth caramelized dessert sugars, root beer, mellow bourbon, vanilla, metallic malt aromas, brown sugar, cream... definitely doesn't carry that overbearing Scotch ale aroma that I was anticipating.

Pleasant bourbon flavors, faint tobacco, lots of oaky vanilla. Alcohol presence is pretty well integrated. The earthy peat and malt flavors or more subdued which is something I can definitely appreciate.

I haven't had the base beer, but I was expecting a big malt bomb taken over the top via barrel aging. Not the case. It's fairly well balanced and approachable.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 04:13:34 | More by yamar68
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

04-18-2014 06:59:44 | More by Sanchezrox23
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NewJack85

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

04-04-2014 16:50:18 | More by NewJack85
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bcgeiman

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-29-2014 21:27:05 | More by bcgeiman
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-25-2014 01:46:07 | More by VeganUndead
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-20-2014 00:35:07 | More by Mattyb79
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had this one in my fridge for quite a while, bottle date shows February (2013 I'm sure).

A - Pours a deep amber with several fingers of caramel colored head. Appears quite oxidized. Good retention, half a finger lingers after 10+ minutes, huge thick lacing huge the side of the glass, huge.

S - Lots of dark roasty malts, sweet oak and booze, quite woody.

T - Sweet molasses, caramel, slight tart flavor. Nice vanilla bourbony hints, little boozyness but very tame.

M - relatively light bodied, very smooth, decent carbonation. Easy to drink, i dig it

O - Overall really nice sweet bourbony flavor, quite drinkable, alcohol is there but nicely subdued.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 00:02:57 | More by MacQ32
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mhaugo

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

12-05-2013 05:50:29 | More by mhaugo
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-26-2013 01:20:13 | More by ncaudle
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bhunt201

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-31-2013 15:12:59 | More by bhunt201
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on tap at the brewery.

A - typical scotch ale look.

S - great malt notes but the barrel really takes over.

T - Here is where this beer really dominates. Literally the most barrel flavor that I have ever tasted. It's delicious. The scotch ale doesn't over power any of the wood notes like a stout does. Unreal.

M - what I expected from the style.

O - one of the best scotch ales I've ever had, along with one of the best represented BA beers I've tasted.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 02:53:09 | More by BeastLU
Bourbon Barrel Scotchtown from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.