davey101 (617) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage, 500ml bottle into a NEBCO flute glass served at cellar temperature.
A - Pours a clear dark red color with a bit of sediment. Initial pour yields a two finger off white head which doesnít stick around for too long. Settles into a thin cap and edging. Moderate amount of lacing and retention.
S - Toffee, caramelized malts and dark fruits, and vanilla rich butterscotch. A bit of an alcohol tingle on the end.
T - Loads of rich caramel and toffee. Light notes of vanilla and butterscotch, Not super complex or full of flavors, but its very rich and tasty. A touch of alcohol warmth but its very faint and only helps with the flavor profile. Finish is of sweet butterscotch candy.
M - Creamy and medium bodied with silky carbonation. Slightly dry finish with only a lingering buttery rich candy flavor. Very smooth with no alcohol heat.
O - This beer is excellent, and with nearly a year on it its drinking so well. Canít wait to try a fresh bottle in a few weeks. One of the more enjoyable scotch ales Iíve had.
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I sort of unintentionally aged this bottle about a year. Brownish-amber with a thin head. Thereís a lot of candied mixed fruit in the aroma; figs, raisin, cranberry, and dates. Caramel and boozey notes round out the scent. This is smooth and warming going down with a gentle whiskey-like alcohol burn. The flavors consist of cherry twizzlers, toffee, wood, and the dried mixed fruit noted in the aroma. This is a good sipper.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Muddy brown, small tan head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is similar. Pretty plain.
boto (1808) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Willimantic Brewery: Served in a snifter. There was no head or lacing with this one. It was a ruby tinged brown color. The aroma was a bit lighter than expected. Some caramel sweetness, and maybe some oak. The taste is very good. Very smooth. Some sweet citrus, dark fruits and some caramel and smokiness.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared by Jarpo- thanks, Jason! Pours a hazy amber color with an eggshell ring for a head. Aroma of caramel malts, dried fruits, woody and earthy notes- fairly simple but it works. Same with the flavor, which hits the same notes. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel with a little bit of grit. Nice, simple Scotch ale.
jcartamdg (1670) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper with no head. Aroma of malty sweetness. Smooth and very tasty. This is light for the style but I like that. Very good beer!
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KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 11/19/2011. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip.
My pour is a light hazy hazelnut bronze color with a rocky off-white head. Not much retention or lace.
The aroma is full of toffee, bready malt, peat, earthy spices, and some booze.
The flavor has a sharpness up front, with the malt having a toffee bite. More mellow roasted malt, earthy spices, and a bit of peat lead into a lightly boozy finish.
This has a full, sweet body. The sticky sweetness softens as the sip progresses, but it is sweet through. The carbonation is on the light side. A fair amount of sweetness residue stays on the tongue after each sip.
Wet Willy is obviously higher on the ABV than the average Scotch Ale; this is full, boozy, and enjoyable. Not one of the styles I really get into, but I enjoyed my glass.
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured amber/brown color. Aroma is intense alcohol, sweetness, hay, and leather? Taste is very earthy rich and malty with a huge alcohol presence and near cloying sweetness. Unpleasant.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich malty scotch ale, dense and rich. Actually tasty but not very drinkable
cleverlobo (309) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; cloudy orange with small beige head; aroma-wood, oak, caramel, sweet; taste-heavy sweetness, medium bitterness, warming alcohol feel, full body, sticky, average carbonation. Complex aroma, too sweet