jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle-pours copper with a tan head. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/caramel/molasses, some citrus? Taste is sweet medium malt-roasty/caramel/molasses, syrupy, some citrus/spice hops. Better at cellar temp.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Harpoon Tasting Room. Heavy copper, scotch ale looking. Rich alc, sour malt bite. Rich, but too fresh. Banana, chocolate. Not most refined.
GSH1976 (187) - Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper/amber color with little head. Aroma is sweet malt, dried fruits and caramel. Taste is very similar. The body is medium and the finish is slightly bitter and lingers for a little bit. The alcohol is evident but not overpowering. Overall this beer is nothing special.
mcmisko (349) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with no head. Smells like caramel malts and booze. Taste is sweet and alcoholic with caramel malts, grains and a little leather. Dry finish. Alcoholic after taste.
thornecb (4101) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep, clear mahogany into a thistle. Vanilla head with medium retention recedes to nothing leaving spot lacing. Caramel aromas. Sweet vanilla and toffee upfront turning to hot maple syrup in the lasting burn finish.
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown. SRM of. 20
Sweet and caramel like malts. Pineapple.
Hmm. This is big. Very bit malts. Dark fruits and old hops. Borderline barley wine in sweetness and body.
60/40 carbonation. Heavy body. 75/100. Needs age.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. Smells EXACTLY like a dopplebock. Flavor is lots of plum and dark rum and more dopplebock. I don’t get the smokey, or peaty, and it comes across as just a little booze. Good beer, but not a scotch ale to me.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet strong caramel aroma. Clear orange-red color with a medium tan head. Strong sweet flavor throughout with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Typical strong Harpoon alcohol.
TizzleJizzle (489) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of alcohol, malts. Poured a lame clear light amber with no head. Doesn’t taste like a wee heavy at all! Watery palate, hid the alcohol well.
vodka4blood (73) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let me just start by saying (gushing?) that this is an amazing beer, and a wonderful American specimen of the Scottish Wee Heavy style ("Scotch" beer always makes me think there might be a wee bit of whiskey in it). Not sure why others below me have rated it so low thus far, but I will echo the sentiment that I am excited to try one after its spent a year or 2 in my cellar....
Thank you, Harpoon Brewery!!