Marauder (Born From Wood Series) | Great South Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
16.26%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour a cola like brown color with a small off white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is weak. Some brown bread notes with hints of raisin. No bourbon aroma which is very odd.

The taste is sweet. Sweet brown bread/pumpernickel malt with caramel. Nice bourbon sweetness. Some hints of char and roast but not a lot there. Slight raisin flavor. Kind of disappoints, needs more depth.

The feel is moderate with softish carbonation. Sweet on the palate hangs on the cloying edge. It's on the edge but does drink well.

I wanted to like this beer more but I think it missed its mark. Not enough depth or barrel flavor. Both base beer and barrel both lacking. That said not a bad brew, no off flavors.

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3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle 2015 version purchased at the brewery last weekend

Pours near black, dark mocha head, leaves nice fine sheeting.

Just some moderate dark malts on the nose.

Loads of rich maple malts, caramel, vanilla and some light bourbon all picked up. Alcohol on the over present side, making this one officially "hot'...maybe some more time in the bottle might help this bash...moderately impressed but no home run here

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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

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

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this mouthful of an ale at TJ Finelys in Bayshore, NY last night and I was excited to learn that it was based on a friend's homebrew plans. While I had tasted this on cask previously and liked it, I was waiting to see if it was going to full production.

The tap version captured an unusual element of layers within the beer that I have rarely tasted. Maybe it was akin to the cream in a filled donut that struck me as new for the beer as the bourbon barrel influence was very prominent on top of a very good ale.

The aroma of bourbon coupled with the taste confirmed the abv was well above the mentioned 7%.

The taste was very pleasant and malty. It left me with the idea that the hops were merely waived over the top of the mashing vat.

I didn't think I would normally take more than two in any sitting. Okay, I had three...but it was its first arrival and we were having a great time too.

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Marauder (Born From Wood Series) from Great South Bay Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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