Barrel Aged Scotch Ale | Wormtown Brewery

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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is Charles II Scotch Ale aged for 2 months in Jack Daniels barrels.

Added by rudzud on 05-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of FluffyMcTingle
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Creamy 1 finger head sticky lacing, hazy dark black and tan color.

Nose light bourbon and light oak, malts, dark malts, light molasses, light toasted malts.

Taste lots of dark malts, toasty, light syrupy, very light smoke, brown sugar, molasses, touch of booze, touch of earthy hops, some bourbon, nice toasted oak, some dark fruit, touch of a roasted cocoa like malt. Finishes a bit sweet, lingering malts, light molasses,

Mouth is a bit heavier decent carb, but somehow still feels like its lighter than it should be.

Overall not the best barrel aged beer from Wormtown, but not bad, a nice base beer but just didn't pick up much from the barrels. At least the barrels did knock the herbal hops down quite a bit I think.

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Photo of rudzud
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This offering, which is 25 IBU, was aged 2 months in Jack Daniels Bourbon Barrels.

A - Poured into a slender a deep chestbut brown with a creamy one finger white head that leaves nice slide lacing. A step down though from the original.

S - Roasted/carmel malts and light bourbon notes. Super mild compared to other barrel aged Wormtown offerings.

T - Roasted malts give way to very light bourbon/oak qualities as well as some odd chocolate notes. Its nice, but not nearly as good as the original.

M - Low carbonation here, but oddlythis comes across as somewhat watery and thin feeling.

O - Just doesnt work for me really. The bourbon in this is far too light and something occured in the barrel aging that gave this scotch ale some chocolate qualities. Charles II was a better scotch ale for me.

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Barrel Aged Scotch Ale from Wormtown Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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