yespr (29437) - 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.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Fermentoren - Thanks to Bonke&SÝren. Clear red/brown - white head. Roasted. Fruity. Ok hoppy. Toffee. Caramel. Resin. High sweetness. High malty. Ok hoppy. Peppery. Nutty. Brown sugar. A bit old.
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Sunshine Challenge-thin lt tan-dk amber. A-med malt-peat. T-med malt-peat, some earthy hops.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malt with dates and plums with light earthy hops and a light peat character. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness, light smoke/peat and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, fruittiness and wood. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, fruittiness and light wood with a smoothy lingeing fruity malty finish.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep caramel colored pour, off white head. Aroma has a hint of peat but is dominated by way too much malt. I felt like I was eating some spent grain when I drank this. Overpowering in my opinion.
BMan1113VR (7773) - 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 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)
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, 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.