harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: unk, vintage 2011
A: dark ruddy copper with little head formation and only a target formation of foam. No lace.
S: bread pudding smell with caramelized sugars and some bread and cinnamon. Has a slightly aged smell to it.
T: Sweet with the slightest bitter and sharp edge to it. Iíve come to find a nice, subtle alcoholic blade in a Wee Heavy goes a long way to help harden the beer. This is no slouch. Some honey notes and rye bread flavors.
M: Medium on heavy with low carb and a semi dry finish. Nothing special, but suited for the style.
O: Decent beer. I would drink again in a heartbeat. Great for the season (or maybe a little colder).
Serving type: bottle
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a nice sized light tan head that slowly dissipates. The nose is malt. Very creamy texture, the taste is very malty with some caramel sweetness. A touch of hops on the finish gives this brew a very balance taste profile. Very satisfying brew. Try it with nuts or smoke cheese.
douglas88 (7795) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a clear dark amber color with small white head. A sweet fruity big malty nose. A sweet dry dusty, caramel, sweet. Mellow. Berries.
MikeJslc (770) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper, clear, beige head. Aroma is hugely malty eith caramel, toffee, bread crusts, raisins, nutty notes, a little toast. Flavor is similar, with toffee, toasty notes, raisins. Nice malty wee heavy.
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Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Dark mahogany color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Toasted malt, fruit and hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of dark fruit, earthy malt and hops. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not terrible but i can only compare it to the barrel aged version thar is far superior. Caramelly and somewhat vanilla-y but the finish is a bit untamed. Bitter and somewhat earthy.
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle in trade from michaelinwa. Nice aroma on this one - malty caramel and dark fruits? nice thicker palata. slight warming alcohol at end of taste (with hops). For me it just didnít quite all come together - parts better than whole
umich03jm (3100) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a cloudy darkish amber color with a small head that fades quickly. Aromas is a bit faint, caramel malt, toasted malt, grassy/earthy hops, and a hint of nuts. Taste is solid, nice caramel flavor and a moderate hoppiness, which is a tad unusual for this style but I think it helps. Finish is a bit off, leaves a metallic taste. Overall, an ok scotch ale.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of the bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a thin head. Smell is strong of roasted malts. Taste is roasted but a little thin and watery.
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of my go-to, local, winter beers. Itís amber in color with a minimal tan head. The aroma is faint and leaves a little to be desired; medium hop scent and slightly oakey. The flavor starts out a little sweet as it hits your tongue, then a scotch flavor takes over the top of the tongue. It finishes slightly bitter and even a little bit sour.
This beer is definitely in the scotch-ale category. Itís warms the throat as it goes down. Itís very cozy and comforting. Itís by no means the best beer Iíve had all year but I would place it my top 5 in the $7ish / 6 pack, winter beer category.