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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Full Malted Jacket is our take on a classic "wee heavy" Scotch Ale. Itís brewed with a base of Golden Promise malt, an heirloom variety from Scotland. Notable additions of light and dark British caramel malts with a smidgen of chocolate malt help add flavors of rich toffee. Full Malted Jacket endures an extended three hour boil to add a unique richness to this lusciously malty brew. Itís hopped just enough with British Goldings hops from East Kent to balance things out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown to deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and overripe fruity. Bitter, toasted and caramelish. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Poured clear, deep maroon/brown with low carbonation and weak head formation. Nose is cherry juice box. Taste is dry, salty, malt heavy. Small oatmeal and brown sugar. Decent enough. Richer, dense palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
I had this on tap at Beachwood long beach. I liked it. Itís a nice malfunctioning smokey beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Clear amber color with ivory foam. Big toasted toffee, peat, spicy, smoky sweet aromas. Medium body. Nice sweet spicy toffee, caramel flavors with earthy peat, smoke--very tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Enjoyed on tap as part of the Beachwood sampler at Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA. Appearance like red wine but with a thin white ring. Aroma is kind of crazy, itís non-apparent then starts to sting, and it smells like paint thinner. Taste is light, definitely tastes like a British ale, it has a candy like quality from the chocolate and caramel, but itís subservient. I do enjoy it though, complex with a lot going on but I canít pick many items apart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richiesd (31) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bruery Provisions Flight Nicely carbed. Dark amber. Can definitely detect heat on the nose. Alcohol overpowers the caramel notes. Heat definitely not as prevalent on the tongue. Quite a tasty wee heavy. Lightly sweet. Nice roasted malts. Very smooth. Enjoyable, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
(Growler, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, peat, roasted malt, and alcohol. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, and peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14530) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off-white head. Sweet and malty, rather substantial. Not terribly complex, but a nice nose. There is a bit of dark fruit character to it, maybe a hint of peat. The flavor is similarly simple, but enjoyable regardless. A solid flavor of caramel and toffee with a hint of earthy hops and peat. Sweet dark fruit notes are also there. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Caramel aroma. Caramel and plum flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and plum lingers with light earthiness. More caramel than toffee and expected a little more from it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Rating is from a growler (fermenter sample a week before was equally tasty, but is not used for this rating. Pours with a nearly completely clear deep ruby to brown body with a small, but lasting tan head. Aromas are huge with rich malt, melanoidins, caramel, light notes of dark fruit, esters, alcohol and light minerals, earthy and just a hint of a sweet smoke. Flavors are big and rich, huge caramelization. Somewhat assertively bitter for the style (although overall it isnít very bitter; it balances well here). Alcohol, yes, there is some, sort of a brandy character, especially as it warms. Dark fruits, raisins, dates, melanoidins, caramel. Smooth but you do get some of the alcohol hit. Warming on your digestive tract after a few minutes, mild carbonation, full bodied. Smooth, creamy, very tasty. This might be my new standard for big (but unadulterated Wee Heavies)

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