thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Dallas Gingerman) Pours a decent looking dark red color, almost no head, and no lacing on the glass. Smell is a little molasses, toffee, roastiness, and some other unidentifiable sweet smell. Taste is way too bitter/burnt and the sweetness was there to "balance" it but it wasnít balanced at all. It was really just gross. The roast was like burnt toast and I didnít enjoy this one at all. I paid for it, but I drank only about 20% before the waitress took it away at my request. Carbonation was a little light, could use more creaminess, but overall solid.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gingerman Fort Worth. Lighter than other Wee Heavies Iíve had. Less malty, sweet. Good, but not up to par.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
so are you chinese or japanese? .. . pours a dark mahoganey .. . has a big beutiful head .. . very light cognac/molasses in the nose .. . easy drinking but honestly muddled and wrong turn-ish .. . needs more backbone .. . kinda disappointing.. . get offa my propatee! .. scoob dub was there!
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 5/23/2009 (Draft at Flying Saucer, Houston,TX):
Pours a darkish brown colored body, amber murky in color. With an average white colored head. Has an alcoholy sweet aroma, fruity like strawberries. Sweet taste, like strawberries. Not a lingering sweetness. Not sickly sweet.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2010 Pint from tap at Uncle Billyís on May 27, 2009. †Dense head, see-through amber color... I had a feeling this was a wee heavy. †Serious malt aroma. †You can tell alot of sugars went into this bad boy. †This was a very well flavored recipe. †Very enjoyable to drink, and very easy going down. †Not harsh, over-sweet, sticky, or uncomfortably heavy. †In fact, I think my pint went down in a matter of minutes. †Not bad for such a malty beer. †Pretty darned good. †Good going, Real Ale! †Ingredients: Iíd guess raisins, brown sugar, lots of malt (special roast maybe), and more hops than usual for a wee heavy. †I honestly had no idea the ABV was 9. †I would have guessed 8, maybe.
Second review at Freetail Brewing Co. Funny... Looks totally different from the last pint I had. Must have been the lighting. This one looks dark amber and very cloudy/dense with a small head. †Not see through at all... Sweet and a little tart, with just the right amount of hops to balance the beer out.
Cavie (3553) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear ruby-orange with a light head. Sweet notes detected on the nose. Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than water but less creamy than the typical wee heavy. Taste is sweet with a bite. Caramel is very present and fits it well. Caramel dries out and lingers on the finish. Quite good, if diverging from the style.
ilovedarkbeer (2149) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish copper caramelized color with a small to medium sized off white soapy head. Nose is wood, earth, caramel, and a bit of smoke. Taste is caramel, grapes, grape seeds, and sweet brown sugar. Moderate mouthfeel, and lasting finish. Not bad.
Tejas (825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beer and sweet. A bit much for my taste but thatís just me. Usually scotch ales arenít as strong. Despite the 9%, alcohol is hidden well. Smooth as itís going down. A bit buttery.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Pours with an ever so slightly hazed amber with a faded khaki, creamy head. Aroma of caramel, peat, alcohol, bread and light fruit esters. Taste is plums, prunes, caramel, alcohol, smoke, raisins and sherry. Strong bitterness for the style. Creamy and silky mouthfeel with light bubbles.
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with a thin cream head. Nose is heavy with malts, caramel, peat and light fruits. Very nice on the palate with a creamy peat flavor that finishes with a slightly sweet note.