CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a thin-lacing froth of tan head. Has a sweet toasty caramel malty nose with a touch of light fruits and mild peat. Starts with decent fullness and light carbonation with some toasted caramel sweetness and light fruity tartness before a drier earthy finish. Would be better without the tartness, but is still a good attempt at the style.
onceblind (7067) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark woodsy amber with a small foamy white head. Nose was peaty and darkly sweet with a bit of char and raisin. Flavor was a little boozy and woodsy, a little, with some gentle earthy peat and dark earthy sweetness. A touch of raisin too. Not shabby.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6630) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cherry, plum, sugar and prominent alcohol. The flavor was tangy and boozy with ripe dark fruits, sugar, more booze, banana, molasses and sherry. The finish was long tangy dark fruits and alcohol. Medium body. Exceptionally boozy but somehow with this one it worked. Interesting.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep mahogany, burnt caramel hues, thin sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Big bready nose, malty, biscuity, some dark pitted fruit (only minor).   Big peaty start, smokey, ashy, charred wood, much better on the tongue than the nose suggested.   Not a big example, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes sweet, peaty, lots of candied dark fruit, dates, figs, etc...   Nice beer, but could stand to have a more truthful aroma.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in my Iechyd Da snifter: Pours a ruby mahogany hue with fading fizzy head and no lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, moderate smoke, slight iodine, some aromatic chocolate malts along with a dollop of mineral water and leather. The taste is smoky sweet and meaty but compared to the Pipeworks Wee Heavy I had before it this seems tepid and weaker. Some boozy, medicinal and mineral elements as well to help complexity. The mouth feel is oily and medium bodied. Drinkable but lacks the richness to compete with the alcohol, colour me a wee bit disappointed.
vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown pour with slight tab head. Smoky, peat, woody aroma with scotch overtones. Finishes with vanilla, woody scotch, light cocoa and smoke tones. Nice scotch.
blutt59 (6502) - 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
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, light-moderate smoke, and a hint of fruit. It pours a dark amber that’s transparent when held to the light. It has a 1/2 finger khaki colored head. About a minute later it fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. Some minimal wispy lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with molasses, brown sugar, and light caramel. It finishes light-moderately fruity with some hints of chocolate and smoke. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, the aroma gave me high expectations, but I thought the flavor that followed was a little bit of a letdown. However, for a style that hadn’t been doing anything for me lately, I found this one of the better Scotch Ales that I’ve had in quite a while.
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a semi murky medium brown color with a lighter tan cover. Aroma was toffee, light roast, some caramel, figs, and smoke. Flavor was just the perfect amount of smoke for this style, a bit peaty, and rich dried dark fruits and chewy malts. Nice stuff.
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest.
The beer pours a medium brown with a tan head. The aroma is very nice and exactly what I want in a wee heavy. I get a lot of dark fruit and some peet malt, as well as some caramel and some alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. The alcohol and dark fruit notes are dominant, with the caramel and toffee malt and a little bit of smoke hiding in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.