Local's Stash Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Local's Stash Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch AleLocal's Stash Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
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3.73/5
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6 Ratings
Local's Stash Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch AleLocal's Stash Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 01-26-2016

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
pDev:
9.92%
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear reddish brown in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a collar of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bourbon from the barrel aging are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is mostly dominated by flavors of bourbon from the barrel aging.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This is a really nice beer to sip if you like bourbon. It's a little light in body considering its strength, but it manages to hide its alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of kojevergas
2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ the brewery.

Pretty standard fare for the intended style. Some gooey malty sweetness, a hint of bourbon warmth. No vanilla, coconut, or oak.

Drinkable for its ABV.

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Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilbur
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Bottled on Jan 25, 2017.
A: Pours a clear cola brown with essentially no head.
S: Hints of bourbon, raisin, and caramel malt. Not as much as I was expecting.
T: Sweet caramel malt, raisin, cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, and hints of tobacco and chocolate.
M: Very smooth. Supple feel. Many layers of sweetness (fruit, dark notes, malt). Lingers and matures a bit on the palate too. Medium body with ABV very well hidden.
D: This one started slow, but turned it around the further I got into it. A nice brew, but not as good as some of the others in this series. Wish it had more depth and heft...and more impact from the barrel-aging.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The cage on the 750 was a pain. I had to bend it back and forth and break it. Bottled April 5th 2016.

Pours a super dark brown, almost black. A 1" head of foam at the most after a vigorous pour. Retention is okay.

The smell is malty, fruity, has nice Bourbon notes and a hint of smoke.

The taste agrees with my palate. Nothing overdone. Smooth tasty malt and Bourbon with light smoke and some dark fruits.

Lightish carbonation in a medium bodied Scotch Ale.

Far from being my favourite style, this one pleases in all ways except the price. +$22 a bottle.

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Local's Stash Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 6 ratings