Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Rock Art Brewery

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From:
Rock Art Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV:
9%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 15.76%
Ratings:
41
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 23, 2021
Added:
Mar 15, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  7
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: None
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3.79 by Bitburger from Vermont on Oct 23, 2021
 
3.61 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Aug 25, 2020
 
3.56 by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2019
 
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Mar 17, 2019
 
4 by eddiefl from New York on Dec 30, 2018
 
3.5 by rspauldi from Texas on Jan 29, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by russpowell from Arkansas

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
 
3.73 by nickfl from Florida on Jan 25, 2015
 
3.75 by bobv from Vermont on Jan 14, 2015
 
3.01 by Rshersnow from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2014
 
3 by drummermattie02 from Texas on Dec 04, 2014
 
3.5 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 28, 2014
 
3.25 by Prop28WasBetter from Connecticut on Nov 27, 2014
 
3.5 by Kmlund from Massachusetts on Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

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
 
3.75 by BigRizz62 from Maryland on Sep 27, 2014
 
3.5 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts on Sep 27, 2014
 
3 by DelicateDelirium from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2014
 
4.2 by beer4colin from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jjboesen from Maryland

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
 
3.5 by BGsWo22 from Texas on Aug 01, 2014
 
3.75 by vdub191 from Rhode Island on Jul 28, 2014
 
2.75 by prisdefer from New York on Jul 19, 2014
 
3.25 by tabhill from New York on Jul 16, 2014
 
3.75 by Viperman1316 from Indiana on Jul 07, 2014
 
2.75 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Jul 07, 2014
 
2.75 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on Jul 05, 2014
 
3 by timotao from New York on Jul 04, 2014
 
1 by barneysdad from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2014
 
4.5 by complexnomenclature from New York on May 30, 2014
 
3.5 by jp312 from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2014
 
3.75 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2014
 
3.75 by patrick802 from Vermont on May 04, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by ColdWaffles from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.75 by berkshire413 from Massachusetts on May 02, 2014
 
3.75 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2014
 
4 by hoppymcgee from Maine on Apr 08, 2014
 
4 by dunix from Vermont on Mar 19, 2014
 
4 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont on Mar 16, 2014
 
3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Mar 15, 2014
Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 41 ratings