tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty sweetness dominates the aroma with hints of caramel and dark smokey fruit. Flavor is sweet smoked malt with a little buttery caramel. This ale is a little thiner than what I was expecting. I do like the much heavier mouth feel of McEwans, but that does not make this bad, just makes it easy to drink a few more.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with ruby color. Large thick, beige frothy head with very good lacing. Aroma is smoky, roasted toffee and hops. WOW!! Very smooth and tasty with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is not as sweet as aroma suggests (which I like). Some alcohol flavor on the finish but otherwise, surprisingly delicious overall. Definitely an interesting ale.
sloth (2648) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium size rocky tan/white head. Clear, beautiful amber/red brew.Malty, fruity, baked bread nose. Med/full body, creamy mouthfeel. Not overly sweet. Grainy malt flavor, clean, faint roastiness with some smoke also. Finish is medium sweet. Well balanced brew.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma was a nice malt with a slight diacetyl. Nice amber brown color with great head retention. The flavor was malty, slightly smokey with a nice mild buttery flavor. Nice med body, a very good wee heavy that I will be drinking again. The nice thing with this version is that I can enjoy a few more since the alcohol is not too high for a wee heavy.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing to notible in the aroma. The flavor is a nice blend of caramel, coffee, and a mild leather. This is much more drinkable then most wee heavys that I have had.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow was this good. Copper colour nice frothy head that discipates kind of quickly but leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Good amounts of caramel but still kind of sweet and (rusty?). Very pleasent to drink with a somewhat bitter finish. Easily drinkable.
argo0 (12351) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper body with big tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, anise, currant/plum. Taste is quite sweet, caramel, light anise, finishing smoky. Medium body.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red/brown colour with a thick but diminishing off-white creamy head. Caramel, toffee, and slight alcohol aroma. Caramel and buttery flavour with a dry, tangy, astringent bitter finish. Medium bodied dry mouthfeel.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little smoked and caramel aroma. Dark brown color, small light brown head, fair lace. Sweet, full malts, bitter under tone, well balanced, firm body.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
earthy. I like the look of it, I like the feel of it. the malt/hops balance is definitely more on the malt side, though not unbalanced with notes of licorice and earth. good stuff.