Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hearty malty aroma, dark, not much head retention but nice lacing. Sweet caramel, dark chocolate/coffee flavors. Hops restrained. Finish slightly bitter and toasty.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice malty scotch.
dark brown with a thin head, big smoky malt nose.
the malts dominate tgis beer but there is a god hop presence too.
very smooth for a "big" beer.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malty aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, molasses, and underlying dried fruits. Clear red-brown color with good head retention. The flavor is a blend of malts - caramel, toffee, graininess, and a slight smokiness. These flavors are wonderfully balanced and compliment each other perfectly, with the overall balance on the sweet side. The mouthfeel is medium-full, just right for a Scotch Ale. Definitely an exellent example of the style.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby color with a big beige head. Heavy lacing. Smoke and fruit aroma. Flavor is sweet, smokey, fruit, caramel. Finish is smokey and bitter.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet, malty beer but not overbearing. Can't wait for the next one.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown with thick foamy head that clings well. First smell was alcohol as I opened the bottle then malt. This Ale is super malty and full bodied. Flavor is sweet and malty, I hardly notice any hops and is only slightly bitter if at all. Nice Scottish Ale with every classic attribute of the style.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Wee Heavy pours out a rich, medium red. Average sized creamy head, lasted a fair time. Nice clear body. The first scent I picked up from it was must - it smelled a bit old, and the taste confirmed it. It has a nice light malty flavour, seems a bit toasted to me. Good finish, very easy going down. I'd give it higher points if it didn't have that slight musky flavour and smell, and my bottle also tasted a little soured.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite OK. Slight caramelly aroma, slight hint of smokiness. Palate is quite sweet, but a balanced sweetness. Malty, raisiny, peaty, caramelly, a bit peppery towards the finish. Probably one of the better Scottish ales i've had (behind Traquair House Ale).
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Rather than describe in detail, I'll say it's quite caramely and smokey. Catch it before it turns porky.
Ernest (5910) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a light note of plum, hint of smoke. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy and velvety texture, lively carbonation. Outstanding mouthfeel and a pleasant flavor balance make this enjoyable to drink, but the aroma is pretty light and uninteresting.