yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood long beach. I liked it. It’s a nice malfunctioning smokey beer
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
andyhwcinc (1812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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, it’s 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 it’s subservient. I do enjoy it though, complex with a lot going on but I can’t pick many items apart.
richiesd (31) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 isn’t 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)