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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4080) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is ofgrain, fruit and candy(twizzlers?) Taste is very sweet, light caramel and toffee and dark toast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
(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 wasn’t balanced at all. It was really just gross. The roast was like burnt toast and I didn’t 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Gingerman Fort Worth. Lighter than other Wee Heavies I’ve had. Less malty, sweet. Good, but not up to par.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2010 Pint from tap at Uncle Billy’s 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: I’d 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3895) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (905) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Big beer and sweet. A bit much for my taste but that’s just me. Usually scotch ales aren’t as strong. Despite the 9%, alcohol is hidden well. Smooth as it’s going down. A bit buttery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
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.

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