Bourbon Barrel Aged Naughty Scot
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Scottish Ale
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3.53 | pDev: 0%
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
Notes: Scottish 90 Shilling Ale aged for 6 months in a Jack Daniels whiskey barrel.
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spointon from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this one on 10/29/2008 at the Rock Bottom in Orland Park.

A= This ale poured a cloudy, murky medium brown color with a super creamy light tan head. The head dropped quickly but easily renewed with just a slight swirl.

S= The smell of this beer was completely dominated by the bourbon. Some oakiness found its way through at times, as did the faintest of malt aromas. As the beer warmed, some light vanilla presented itself too. Mainly though, this was like smelling a shot of bourbon.

T= Taste was much like the smell - dominated by bourbon. I did find some malt sweetness that was likely coming from the beer, but it was the same sort of malt sweetness found in whiskey, so it was hard to distinguish from the huge bourbon character. The finish was full of a warming alcohol.

MF= Probably the high point of this beer. The feel was super creamy and silky smooth. The carbonation was soft and perfect.

D= I found this to be too big. Not that I don't like a big beer, but this simply had too much bourbon taste in it to decipher whether the beer was any good or not.

Oct 30, 2008
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)
This beer was a 90 /- aged in Woodford reserved Bourbon barrels for 6 months.
A- This beer has a warm opaque nutty brown body with a spongy thick ring of yellowish-white head. This beer is too dense to see any sign of carbonation.

S- This beer has a big woody bourbon smell followed by a softer sweet dark malt smell. As this beer warms the smell of oak and soft vanilla from the wood gets stronger covering the beer even more.

T- The big taste of bourbon and sweet wood has notes of raisins. There are notes of graham cracker to the soft toasted malt sweetness. The soft note of darker toasted malt with a big boozy fusel alcohol that finished each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slippery texture and a soft alcohol heat in the finish.

D- This beer is all about the barrel. It tastes like a beer with twice the alcohol but there is not enough malt flavor to support it. If you like Bourbon neat then this is the beer for you.

Oct 08, 2007
Bourbon Barrel Aged Naughty Scot from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 2 ratings