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
ē body- high body, low carbonation
ē aroma- Brown Sugar, Molasses
ē flavor- Caramelized malt, raison, slight roast
ē finish- Creamy, sweet, rich, warming
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Enjoyed a 1 Pint 9.4 Fl Oz. bottle of this w/ CurtisMcArthur in Nashville, TN. Poured from the Grey/Yellow colored bottle w/ ships and a castle on it into a 12oz Jackie Oís Snifter Glass. Has no freshness/bottle date on the
Aroma- Has an excellent caramel and malty aroma. Tons of sweetness and a small amount of the peaty characteristic Iím always looking for in this. Awesome! Canít get any better.
Appearance- Pours a less then .5 finger head. Has a caramel/dark brown colored body. Leaves light suds behind.
Flavor- Very sweet, caramel notes from the beginning with the perfect scotch ale background. Very rich and malty. Light bitterness at the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied but thin, High Carbonation, Malty, Sweet, and a light amount of strong alcohol.
Overall Impression- The BEST wee heavy beer Iíve had yet! The richness and caramel character was great with the peaty ending. I HIGHLY recommend picking this up, at any cost. Iíll be enjoying this very soon again.
zoucrew102 (283) - - 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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mfrato (94) - - 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
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
taster tray at Dry Dock on 11/19/11. deep ruby pour with a small off white head. sweet dark fruit nose. med to full body with a deep caramel malt base with raisin, figs and plums. great finish with lots of dark fruit notes and caramel malts. solid beer.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft) clear very deep/rich caramel color, not much head. Nose of caramel, light scotch characteristics, brown sugar, toasted coconut. Taste of toasted coconut, caramel, light in general, super rich and delicious, the low ratings are a shock. Excellent, sweet palate finish, medium body and carbonation. Linger of cinnamon. Legit beer.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the ever ebullient Matt. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, almost floral on the nose. Caramel and candied malt. Sweet malt, smooth toffee. Easy drinking, sweet and tasty. Iíd like a touch more smoke, but this was still a very solid beer.
Ratman197 (8487) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, cocoa and light fruittines. Palate was medium bodied and smoth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
GarrettB (844) - La Jolla, 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 Dockís 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 itís 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 beerís flavor. The aftertaste features a boozy burn, with a ladle full of the chocolate covered raspberry flavor taming some of the ethanolís 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 doesnít have a proper clan tartan.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not sure if this is the right listing as my bomber shows 9.5% ABV.
Pours dark brown in the glass but shows through a deep clear copper when held up to light. Thereís a huge creamy beige head that settles in as a thick cap.
Aroma is really malty, extremely sweet with lots of caramel malts and molasses. I do get some sweet dark fruits with raisins and plums and a little rum and smoke.
The taste is also all about the malts, sugary sweet with smoke in the background. The rum-soaked plums are there but also a more toasty bread character than the aroma suggested.
The mouthfeel is crazy smooth with strong carbonation and just sticks on the palate after each sip.
This is probably not in the upper echelon of scotch ales but itís really drinkable and definitely on the sweeter side of the style. Good stuff.