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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Scotch Ale. Rich & malt driven. Part Highlands. Part Hill Country

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio. This was the 2009 version. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt with some alcohol. The flavor is caramel, dark cherries, brown sugar and a little of alcohol. I remember this beer being more boozy so I think the year of aging helped mellow the beer out, which is good in my opinion. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Tap at Flying Saucer Addison TX. Light brown and clear. Very malty and sweet. A bit overcarbonated and light palate. Not the best effort from Real Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at Freetail. Copper to amber in color, clear, and has a decent beige colored head. The smell is sweet, cotton candy, little chlorine, celery, and burnt sugar. The taste is very sweet, burnt sugar, caramel, and fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - 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 (5780) - 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 (2835) - 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 (6838) - .....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 (4042) - 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.

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