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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (617) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Muddy brown, small tan head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is similar. Pretty plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1808) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1670) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Rich malty scotch ale, dense and rich. Actually tasty but not very drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cleverlobo (309) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2012
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

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