phaleslu (7545) - 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 (2439) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 (2833) - 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 (4625) - Arizona, 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 (319) - 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
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle... really light scotch, medium bright brown with a bit of orange, light tan head... generic malt almost wort like aroma, not bad but plain... the taste is equally boring, alcohol is well hidden but i’m unimpressed
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle thanks to cletus. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has sweet caramel malts, some ripe fruit and some boozy alcohol. The flavor has the sweet caramel/toffee and ripe plums, but is again a bit too boozy. I keep getting some hops in the flavor mid palate to the finish which creates some bitterness. This was definitely different than most Scotch ales I’ve had. Worth trying.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/reddish color with a beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, breadiness, light alcohol notes, caramel, toffee and sugary notes. The flavor is again filled with dark fruits like raisins and prunes, sugary notes, almost brown sugar like, caramel, toffee, some alcohol and breadiness. The body is full with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall a pretty nice Scotch Ale, but a bit too much booze in there, and I would have liked a little peat too.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL Bottle. Rich, boozy aroma. Clean and malt-driven, in a distilled kind of way. As if this has been scotch-barrel aged, but not exactly. Flavors have that terse boil caramelization edge that keeps it seemingly dry. I think there’s more hop presence here, both as some fresh juicy aroma and flavor, brambly, but also as a slight dusty aged hop character that sets it off a little in the finish. The alcohol really shows and, honestly, I don’t think most Scotch Ales need to settle in at over 8 or 9 percent, so I find this heat particularly distracting. Good, but rough on the edges.