Goose Island Caber Toss Wee Heavy
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sessionable, medium bodied scotch ale with a rounded malt backbone that pours a dark golden color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_511 (157) - - DEC 10, 2012
Very nice beer. Alcohol and apple aroma. Amber gold color. Roasty raisin flavor. Medium light body, creamy, with some alcohol warmth. Light for a scotch ale, but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Had on tap at their place on Clybourn in Chicago. Golden amber with little head. Earthy with caramel and toffee. Some vanilla. Decent but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 On tap at goose island clybourn... Pours a transparent orange cider hue with a thin wispy white head... Aroma of toasted grain, with a sweeter honey middle, and a very standard scotch ale type of consistency... Flavors have some banana, sweet start and mid-palate then converts to your standard scotch ale. Carbonation is alive with a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Tap Clybourn (sample): Coppery amber hue with a small frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, bread, apricot, honey, hay, alcohol and some mineral water. The taste is pretty much malt forward but never cloy, some light fruitiness and earthy tones. The mouth feel is surprisingly smooth and thinner than expected and that is a good thing, a touch minerally and warming. A nice brew but I would hardly call it sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Some toffee and caramel with a backing breadiness. Light bitterness and moderate sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sherm1016 (1272) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2011
On cask at the clybourn brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a soft white head. Aroma is very mild, but a little malty. Creamy on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty. A little plain for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Sampled at Clybourn. Red orange in color with no head. Light candied malt aroma. medium slick body. Malty red fruit sweet. Alcohol. A bit medicinal. Not too great but ok. 7/3/7/3/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep amber orange hue, firm glow with a gentle haze. A small frothy offwhite head dies to a loose ring, laces small. Aromas are sticky sweet and toasty, caramel and toffee, biscuits, kiss of red fruit. Faint peat falls behind with rich toastiness, bready and biscuity, kiss of vanilla. Some red fruit, gentle sweetness grows. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of thickness with toffee, toast, and caramel. A faint peat, but largely more sticky, some vanilla, cool sweet toffee, toast, and gentle dryness into the backend. Some red fruit in the middle is cherry, berry, and some toastiness. Backend and finish is a bit sticky, toasty, and sweet. Meh. Not my style, but an ok brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11610) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Sample at the Clybourn brewpub. The beer pours a clear golden color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and caramel. Medium body with flavors of smoked malt, caramel and mild hops. The finish is short with a burnt malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Tasted on 2/16/11 on draft at the Clybourn Brewpub. Pours clear golden with just a bit of red tint, with a thin and even white head that leaves thin and smooth lace. The nose is mostly grassy with bread and caramel malt, and just a hint of bitterness. The flavor is caramel and bread malt, light fruitiness, and lightly grassy hops. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a medium malty finish.

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