madvike (2383) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours deep mahogany with a thin foamy tan head. Nose is big sweet peaty malt, toffee and wood, booze-soaked chocolate cake. Damn...haven’t been loving big beers lately, but I have to admit that smells pretty good. The taste brings it too, the same deep, rich malt flavors exist, with some dark fruit and a bit of smokiness mingling in, especially on the finish. Everything is mixing together well--it’s not disjointed at all. Smooth in flavor and body, it finishes with sweet fruitiness and some cocoa. Holy balls, this is good stuff.
jebert (440) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a smallish tan head. Nose is caramel and molasses. Very creamy on the palate. Taste is chockful of chocolate, molasses, caramel and a hint of smokiness. Finishes creamy and a little dry- leaving a very pleasant aftertaste. An excellent beer, best served alone to really enjoy all the flavors.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
About a 1/2 inch thick head of fine and dense bubbles. Aroma of sweet fruit, some peat but not much smokyness at all. Maybe a bit of raisin also or dried apples. Color is a very dark crimson brown. Wow, now the smoked malts and peat come out in the flavor. Considerable malt and a bit on the sweet side with more dark fruit and spices (spiced plums). This seems like a cross bread between a dopplebock and a scotch ale. Finishes sweet and oily. A decent scotch ale.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark amber with some red highlights, scant foam with banana, caramel aroma, flavor is pitted fruit, bananas, candy caramel , sweet finish
beerme31 (433) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice malty aroma, caramel, licorice, toffee. Poured a dark brown/grey color. Fairly sweet malty taste, medium-heavy body, hides the high alcohol well. Sold scotch ale well-representing the style.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle ’12 Vintage 6/1/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-39° in Stem Glass-Pours a dark brown with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of candy apple, roasted malt, and sweetness. Taste of the same with more sweetness along with some smoke and dried fruit. This full bodied brew is well balanced and hides the ABV very well. Great brew.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at AZ Wine. Pours a dark amber hue with a trim beige head. Smells of fruit cake and sugar cookies. Cherries, balsa wood, and caramel on the palate. The sweet malts had their way with this.
dmac (3528) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Scott. Poured a super dark brown body with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of wet camp firewood, metal, earth, peat, green peppers. Fuller bodied with stronger carbonation and an acidic feel. Flavor is a tad better than the aroma, notes of wet smoke, wet raisins, mud, peat. Not bad but there is a touch of sweetness that I’m not used to in my Scotch ales.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Pours a slick, glossy mahogany with an aroma of saliva-on-the-nose peat. Flavor is peaty plumb and caramel. Slick on the palate. Meh.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2012. 12oz bottle. Deep mahogany, thin white head. Sweet malt aroma, nice toasted character, light smoke, some bubblegum. Loads of alcohol in the nose, whoa. Taste is loaded with dark malt sugar. Dominated by dark fruit. A huge Wee Heavy for sure! Finishes like a Quad, loads of burn. Overall a good substitute for a Belgian Strong. Betters as it warms...(3344)