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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Inspired by the traditional Scotch Ales, has a deep, intense flavor from its dark roasted malts. The addition of peat smoked malt adds a unique flavor of the Highlands to this complex brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head that leaves a nice lacing on the cup. Lots of smoke and sweet malts on nose. Roasty/Smokey taste, sweet, very complex, the alcohol is definitely there but it does not overpowers the beer, way smother that I expected. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (241) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 4, 2013
Nicely ballanced. Good taste of the smoke with the sweetness of the alcohole. Good apperance in the glass

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7414) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
12 fl oz bottle at Pitchers Örebro, on May 24, 2013.
Clear dark red color, nice build up on the head, finishes big and tan. Sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, alcohol scent, makes my mouth water just by smelling it. Smoked, vinous, malty, sirup, sweet, chocolate, raisin taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth rich mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
A bit too young still, but it does promise greatness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Wee Heavy pours a beautiful clear brown that lies black-brown in the glass. There’s a nice off-white fizzy head that quickly dissapates to a thin film that displays moderate lacing. Lacing (along with flavor) increases as the beer warms. Don’t be afraid to let this warm up a bit. This is not a beer to enjoy ice cold. Caramel, toffee, molasses, sugar, fill the nose with a touch chocolate and honey. This is the kind of nose that makes me anxious to get it in my mouth! Sweet caramel, sugar, and candy is immediately overpowered by strong roasted malts. The finish is roasted malts and smoke that leaves a lingering after taste of malts, peat and molasses. This beer is bliss going in, and still manages to leave a wonderful impression on the palate. The 10% ABV is righteously masked, and pretty much not perceptible. There is low-medium carbonation and a medium tongue weight. Although, a little silky, this beer goes down pretty easy. Overall: this is a "kick ass" brew! Be careful, it combines high alcohol with high drinkability! The look, smell, and taste of this concoction is delightful. This has to be my favorite of the Imperial Series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
0,355 l bottle at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki. Almost black fark reddish brown color. Thick malt aroma with charred bread. Sweet and roasty flavor with charred bread crust, some rounded caramel, some toffee and some earthy heathery notes. Full body, smooth palate. Good rich maltiness. There’s something which I don’t like, perhaps it’s peat smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (341) - - MAY 24, 2013
Fruit and malt with a hint of peat aroma. Dark red almost black with a thick long lasting foamy tan head. Very sweet and smooth. Very little bitterness. Full bodied. Dark fruit, peat. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (1878) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with medium light brown head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit, raw sugar, apples, spices, caramel, moldy cheese and bread. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, bread, toffee and moldy cheese. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice and malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle: Poured a blackish brown with red edges. The head was creamy tan but dissipated fast. Aroma was sweet malts. Taste is a rich chocolate and sweet malts with a roasted finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1182) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Has a nice faint sweet malt aroma. Creamy body, nice taste of a bit molasses Had a bit of a rough aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
12 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, toffee, light roast and wood, smoky and nutty. Similar flavor, light herbs and hop oil, pretty damn sweet and malty overall. The alcohol is mostly hidden. Pretty full body, thick, chewy and creamy. Not too bad, a little too sweet for me, though.


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