radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a dark orange, light copper color with a small white head. Aroma was sweet, caramel and toffee malts. Flavor was some toffee, caramel, touch of alcohol. Not usually a huge fan of Scotch ale, but I found this one was pretty enjoyable and well balanced, no harsh malt character here.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a lighter brown with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, toast and grass. Falvor was similar, semi sweet and watery, malty with small hop balance.
drfabulous (3953) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Michelle. Nice pour. Tan head. Creamy. Light caramel taste to a fairly moderately sweet beer.
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12, Listed at 8% & 20 IBUs on the menu
Aroma: The nose is mostly caramel and toffee malts with a little bit of booze
Appearance: This one pours a clear caramel color with a foamy beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: It has the same malt profile as the nose, and it rather malty, a little sweet, and a hint boozy
Palate: The body is medium (leaning light), it has a little bit of heat, a lightly dry finish
Though this one was not an absolute winner, it did have some pretty solid components to it, and made for a solid Wee Heavy. I could certainly see drinking it again.
obguthr (3782) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barley nose with caramel highlights, hints of peat and cranberries. Crystal clear copper, thick yellow head, fair retention. Peat and elderberry flavor, evident, but not in your face. Dried leaves are ever present. Boozy, but light to medium body. Wonderful choice for an autumn beer
sonnycheeba (3507) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler pour. Pours clear ruby/brown with thin, fizzy beige head; shirt retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, figs, dates, light grassy hops, and some sugar. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2234) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/3/2013. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with caramel and dark fruit. Bitter flavors at first with caramel and fruit showing through. The finish have some sweetness to it.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deeper brown color with reddish edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, earthy, smoke, and peat. Tastes of roast, peat, smoke, caramel, brown sugary sweetness, and earthy. Medium sweet
ROGUE (2096) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at State Line. Pours a deep rich mahogany color with a one finger light cream head, with heavy lace and light retention. Aroma has notes of caramel and toffee with a little bit of dark fruit presence. The taste follows with more of the caramel and toffee flavors. The dark fruits come out more in the finish along with some hop bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation, slightly creamy.
snoworsummer (2091) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
With Tim. Brought back in a growler from the brewery. Sweet, malty, and good. Delicious even when uncarbonated.