Review #92 | /r/Bourbon Review #52 -Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel 10yr
The Schtick: Another single barrel offering from Smooth Ambler’s sourced distillate line. Unfortunately, I don’t have a barrel number for this one.
Distiller: MGP/LDI (Indiana)
Bottler: Smooth Ambler (West Virginia)
ABV: 56.6% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Nose: The usual delicious bourbon suspects. Vanilla, cinnamon, molasses and clove.
Taste: A bit hot but there’s lots of delicious, thick vanilla. Followed by some cinnamon and clove. Really nice thick mouth feel. Coats nicely.
Finish: Long but a little hot. Not too bad though. Tons of vanilla on the out with a tiny bit of mint. This is funky to me.
Overall: I always ask myself “there’s so many SAOS offerings, can they all be worth it?” As I try more, I’m generally impressed.
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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 | Good, just fine.
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