17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gorgeous garnet color, clear, glowing, no head. Fruity aroma and fruity taste with some high alcohols, bit of honey sweetness, nice. at tap room
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. caramel/amber colored pour. fuller syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet scotch ale, very sweet maltiness, lighter peat & smoke than expected. Malt bomb, decent mouthfeel, slightly sticky. Ok
Experiment_Ale (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mat c&g tasting. Aroma is wood sweet musky moldy. Taste is barleywine, raw malt.
UncleKorm (787) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ a medium slowly fully diminishing beige head. Big vanilla and malty aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet with a light bitter finish. Tastes are vanilla, malt, and rum. Full bodied and very warm finish.
Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with near white head. Aroma of carmel, raisins, and booze. Taste of bready malts, scotch, dark fruit, and more alcohol. Good brew.
DaBearSox (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
• body- high body, low carbonation
• aroma- Brown Sugar, Molasses
• flavor- Caramelized malt, raison, slight roast
• finish- Creamy, sweet, rich, warming
GarrettB (1022) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 1st, 2012 - I love Wee Heavies. I adore Dry Dock. This should be a no brainer. Dry Dock’s Wee Heavy may not have been a brew that I had the pleasure of drinking fresh from the tap on site like the good old days in 2011, but it’s a damn fine beer out of the bottle too, capturing the essence of the Scottish flavors that the brewers seem to have been aiming for. Darker brown in complexion with dashes of red and a head that quickly flees into the beer, this wee heavy looks placid, calm and saturnine. Dark, ripe raspberries and chocolate decorate the aroma, which is deep and sweet, but also a tad bit "chemical." Any wafts of cleaning agents in the aroma are quickly forgiven as I savor the taste and heavy palate. Deep notes of raspberries lurk like crocodiles in murky water, and a deep, sweet and abiding maltiness lends its weight and substantive flavor to form the center of the beer’s flavor. The aftertaste features a boozy burn, with a ladle full of the chocolate covered raspberry flavor taming some of the ethanol’s sharpness. One notable absence is that peaty flavor that often appears in scotch ales. Tasty, boozy and filled with all the elegant sweetness of a jam, yes, but scottish enough to don the bottle in a kilt? No. As it warms, new flavor dimensions appear, including a lovely caramelized, baked sweet potato earthiness, but still no flavors plucked from the Highlands. Nonetheless, this is an exceptionally tasting beer, suffering only from a somewhat strange nose, and a pedigree that doesn’t have a proper clan tartan.
mfrato (103) - - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Great beer, whiskey aroma, malty middle with a smooth whiskey finish
zoucrew102 (509) - - JAN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very sweet caramel with a hint of peatiness. Pours dark brown with a decent head that dissipates quickly due to high carbonation. Tastes very sweet with sweet malt and caramel flavors. Excellent scotch ale!
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wilnatp (563) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Dry Dock on 1/14. Pour is dark. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, carmel. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness. Not my favorite style.