yespr (28651) - 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.
bu11zeye (11740) - 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 (10726) - 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 (9159) - 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.
Ratman197 (8487) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - 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.
daknole (8005) - 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 (7694) - 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 (7034) - Riverslime, 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.
bb (6481) - 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.