Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Rock Art Brewery

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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
3.55 | pDev: 15.77%
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Kevin67, cheers Kevin!

Pours an effervescent mahogany/chestnut with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Bourbon all over the nose, a little bit of fig & raisin as well

T: Figs, plums, a little booze, some leafy hops up front. Dryness, figs, leafy hops as this warms, plus raisins, slight oakyness & vanilla as well, faint brown sugar notes as well. Finishes oaky, dry with raisins & figs, slight burning booze

MF: Kind of light in body, firm carbonation, slightly warming

The Scotch part of this is fairly muddled & the barrel side is kind of rough. Still thrilled to try this though

Sep 30, 2015
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Nice Scotch notes in the smell, little bit of wood, vanilla bourbon. Extremely carbonated , malty, light scotch ale taste. This is pretty refreshing for a scotch.

Sep 29, 2014
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jjboesen from Maryland

3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A recent foray into the Green Mountain State provided the opportunity to stop by this unassuming brewer (See Reveiw). This 9% wee lass opens with a massive froth that filled a third of my tulip glass; a timely subsiding left a flimsy head atop a tar black body that resembled a glass of oil. Inside, along the glass wall, there is a mighty torrent of white pinpoint bubbles rushing towards the top.

The nose is a subtle waft of bourbon mash and molasses; upon the initial sip, there are hints of sherry, vanilla and malt that cede territory to a smoked charcoal finish.

Minimal mouthfeel borders on silk and booze. A potent quaff from one of New England's hidden gems. During the aforementioned trip, I bought a case of this elixir. G'night wid ya laddie!

Aug 01, 2014
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ColdWaffles from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft into goblit.

Appearance: Mostly black with a solid inch of head. 4/5

Scent: Sweet malts and more sweet malts. 3.5/5

Taste: Dried dark fruit and bitter dark roast coffee. Not as sweet as I am used to for the style. 3.5/5

Mouth: A little thinner than I am used to for the style. A little over carbonated too. 3/5

It's not bad, but not a serious recommender. If it is a decent value, (it was $2.5 at Watkins Drinkery in Philadelphia on Happy Hour a month or so ago, these are my notes) go for it. 3.5/5

May 03, 2014
Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 40 ratings