mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours an alluring mahogany and the nose is straight up boozy.
That is rather pronounced in the flavor, as well, and there is no attempt to mask the 8.2% ABV. Sweet malt, caramel, vanilla, and whiskey come through. Not much hops character at all, just like this style should be.
I really like what Hoppin’ Frog has done here. Big flavors, true to the style, a very high quality beer. I have had four beers from Hoppin’ Frog, and all have been very good to great.
SirRaf (16) - - AUG 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really beautiful close to red color in my cup. Caramel, cereal, innapreciate nearly 30 IBUS, fuuuuull body with soft carbonation and a long finish.
Surely it would fit perfect with a great piece of meat...but the lamb just went running
DalzAle (1843) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stfun (Thanks Josh!) Clear amber pour, little carbonation and a rich sweet caramel/cherry aroma. Flavor is nice and malts, plums, wood and fnishes with a very distinct scotch aftertaste. Really nice beer, and I’m not even much of scotch ale drinker.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle.
A: Pours a deep ruby red with light beige lacing that dissipates in about 5 minutes.
S: Lusciously sweet caramel with ripe red fruits.
T: Sweet with a strong malty backbone, followed by a fruity finish and distinctively scotch aftertaste.
M: Despite the fact that the head disappeared, the beer retained its carbonation at an almost perfect level, and it is quite light bodied for the style.
D: Goes down quite nicely and the bomber was not too difficult to finish.
mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better Wee Heavies I've had. Malty sweetness throughout and afterwards, but not excessively so. A hint of caramel as well. Quite syrupy in mouthfeel, but without the negatives I sometimes associate with that. ABV is low for the style, but not too low. A very good beer.
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jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel-copper with modest, creamy, orange-beige head, some legs / Sweet, winey, somewhat thin nose of caramel, cider, baking spice, oak? / Full body, sweet, syrupy but very smooth & creamy, with excellent balance and heat evidence but really just adding a little winey character / Rich but mellow flavors of caramel, orange peel, apple cider, milk chocolate, toffee, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, smoke / A real easy drinker, milkshake-like, for such a big beer.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Dark red color with a thick bubbly head. Slight spotty lacing left behind. Aroma is malty and somewhat scotchy but nothing too over the top, which I was hoping for. The flavor is somewhat sweet and a little boozy. You can definitely taste some of the caramel in there on the back end. Much better then I thought it was gonna be.
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured golden red with tanish head. Very smooth tasting beer. Malty slightly hoppy, hints of roasted nuts. Slightly sweet for the amount of alcohol. Will buy again.
tyler_durden (114) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Harvest. It pours dark with a good beige head on top. Very malty with nut and scotch-like hints. Good bitterness. Great beer.
sagmarium (65) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavor is bready and sweet. A little spice from the rye in the finish, along with a fair amount of drying alcohol. Caramel, brown sugar, and some dark fruit in the aroma.