PorterPounder (6221) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Market - 500 ml bottle. Murky dark orange pour, slight white head. Rich, engrossing aroma. pick up hints of burnt vegetables, smoked meat and toffee. Flavor is bold, lots of rich toffee, dates, raisins, rum soaked bread pudding - quite the bellywarmer - probably not the best beer to have in this 90°+ weather. Mouthfeel is thick and warming. ABV is definitely felt.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle. Poured cloudy light-medium toffee brown with a short, but easily-resuscitated beige head. The aroma picked up honey and darker fruity sugars upfront, quite well amplified by alcohol.. touches of drawn caramel and peat too.. almost like malt likka crossed with Scotch ale. The flavor found similar stuff.. tangy smoke and peppery alcohol upfront, with warm honey and lesser fruity maltage on the middle.. lots of boozy honey and corn-like malts on the finish, joined by a pinch of vanilla. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. fairly spicy and hot.. overall messy, but with some decent factors, and it warms up the belly.
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasting on 8/20/11. deep copper pour with a thin white head. caramel nose with light fruits. medium sweet body with dark fruits throughout. sweet finish with dark fruits and apple notes.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, downright murky brew, tannish-brown in color, and with no real head formation beyond a small smattering of suds. Not the most attractive-looking beer around, particularly for a scotch ale.
Smell: An immediate sniff of ethanol followed by an earthy, yeasty uncleanness, a drizzle of cane sugar syrup, and hint of green peppercorns. Somewhat troubling, really. We will probably never know just what mischief that Wet Willy was up to.
Taste: Willy jumps to a high level of sweetness and already the alcohol content is quite apparent, even hot. Flavor of simple syrup dumped on bread crumbs and crushed graham crackers. Curious taste of raw wood. Slight spicy phenolics underneath. Clotted yeast. Drying, alcohol heated finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Yeesh. Just an odd, odd brew, though not ever in an enjoyable sense and certainly nothing I would ever identify as a scotch ale.
JoePeesie (917) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep drown, with a fizzy off white head that fades fast. Nose of booze and malts. Above average based on the few I have tried.
Tmoney99 (11911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of Cletus, pours honey-orange w/ clingy off-white head, aroma is dried frutis w light esters, malty sweet / some dried fruit on finish and light bitterness throughout, boozy finish, surprisingly light-bodied, interessting
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, toffee, vinous notes, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, sherry and light oak with a smooth toffee finish.
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Cletus. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head. Nose/taste of caramel, ripe dark fruit, toffee, vanilla and tons of alcohol. Crunchy nuts soaked in alcohol mouth feel. Medium body.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Brown color pour with no head, small floating sediment. Aroma is slightly boozy with hints of oak and cherry. Flavor has hints of butterscotch, caramel, sweet malt and slight booze. This one is really blowing my mind. What a great beer!!