Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale is a 6.5% scotch ale from Two Rabbits Brewing Company, based in Omihachiman, in Shiga, Japan. It’s part of their limited lineup and can be found in both cans and on draught though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. As the name suggests, Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale is brewed using a scotch ale as a base, and is then conditioned in bourbon barrels.
Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 6.0%
- Style : Scotch ale
- Hops : Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
- IBU : 20
- Availability : Limited
- On Sale : From January 2022
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 600 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Bourbon whisky aroma with vanilla and oak. Slight chocolate and caramel aroma. No noticeable booziness.
- Notable Tastes : Warming bourbon flavour with more vanilla and oak. Chocolate and caramel flavour with warm alcohol heat.
Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale : Aroma & Taste
Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale poured out a ruby brown colour with a medium amount of off-white tan head that faded to a few bubbles around the side of the glass. Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale, like the Two Rabbits Smoked Scotch Ale, had lots of aroma going on, but it was so well-balanced it was hard not just to sit and sniff on the beer. The bourbon scotch came through first and brought along with it some vanilla and oak notes. The base beer hadn’t been forgotten though and it came with a chocolate and caramel malty aroma to the beer, though there wasn’t any noticeable booziness in the nose.
The body was very smooth from start to finish, and the bourbon scotch flavour was warming and balanced. Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale had more of the vanilla and oak notes present, and once again, the base scotch ale still managed to come through with some more of the chocolate and caramel flavour. The best thing about the body of the beer compared to the nose, was the warming sensation with just a smidgen of alcohol heat. The bourbon flavour lingered for the longest in the aftertaste.
Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale : The Bottom Line
What are you waiting for? Go buy it! And if Two Rabbits are reading? Then brew it again!
Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale : Where To Buy?
Two Rabbits Bourbon Scotch Ale can be bought online at the following places: