Review #312. Smooth Ambler Old Scout 11yr Single Barrel Bourbon #3064

Whiskey Network Review #312 | /r/Bourbon Review #177 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 11yr Single Barrel Bourbon, 99.4pf | 49.7% ABV

Barrel: 3064

Bottled: 5/3/2016 by Sarah

Age: 11yr

ABV: 49.7% ABV | 99.4 pf

Distilled: Indiana (MGPi)

Bottled: Maxwelton, WV (Smooth Ambler)


Nose: Caramel, toffee, shortbread and muffins. Faint bananas foster

Taste: Medium, good coating. No real heat. Sweet corn, toffee, light fruitiness, cinnamon, clove, allspice

Finish: Medium, slight prickle of heat. Great flavor, lots of vanilla, toffee, faint bananas foster and cream.

Overall: I’m giving this a Rank 7 – much better than some barrels I’ve had and definitely on-par with some picks I’ve had lately also.

Rank: 7

Decoded:
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | This is a good, solid daily.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10| Perfect | Perfect

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