HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a hazy reddish gold with a finger of fine bubble off white head. The scotch jumps right out at you in the aroma. Peaty smoke, also some caramel malt. The peat is also the first thing you get in the flavor. It hits you right off the bat. Then there is some malt sweetness in the middle. Long lingering peaty finish. Medium to full bodied. Alcohol isnít evident. Pretty easy drinking if you like Scotch. Appears to be bottle conditioned. If peaty Scotch whiskey is your thing, you will like this beer. Pretty one dimensional, but it worked for me.
Cuff_Links (40) - - MAY 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The smoke and peat were the best parts of the flavor, bold but not over the top. In general the linger was perhaps the best part. Would drink again, if I could find it. Limited beer.
Flyin_Fer (2) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this one with friends a couple nights ago. Been aging in my beer fridge.
This had the most barrel influence Iíve ever been able to discern in a beer. I am a Scotch fan (esp the peated variety) so to me it was very welcome. For a beer, it has an intense peat and Scotch nose.
Alcohol not overpowering given the ABV, I suspect the aging has helped there. I also did not pick up strong hops influence so for me another win for aging.
A great beer, especially if you like peated Scotches.
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Really looking forward to this one. Lighter is color than anticipated. Big whiff of smokey peat right off the bat. Definitely acccentuates the barrels, in a good way. Lots of peat in the flavor too. Bordering on overdone, but I donít think it was. Never had their Wee Heavy or whatever the base was, so itís hard to tell how much the barrels covered, but this was a damn good beer."
jkwood04 (4769) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of smokiness/peatiness, a lot of caramel and toffee and hints of chocolate from the malts, light oak and vanilla, hints of bitterness, light grains and some dough. Flavor the same. A pretty cool beer, but a little too much of the smokiness for my personal preference.
thecp015 (2) - USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy straw color, thin off-white head quickly disappears, save around the edge of the glass. Smells heavily of scotch - peat and smoke prevalent. Taste is very heavy smoke, a bit of peat, and strong alcohol finish. Overall, good brew, aged very well, but Iíll likely tire of it by the end of the 750ml bottle since Iím not sharing.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong peat and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong peat and smoke. Good.
Drake (10502) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big whiskey notes, earth, peat, wood, leather, toasty and nutty malts. The taste is pretty intense whiskey and smoke, leather, earth, sweet caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering spiciness from the smoke, slightly cloying malts, low carbonation. Interestng beer but I fear it may get tiresome quickly.
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Nose of sweet, light, honeyish malt, smoky, briny scotch, oak, and alcohol. Medium golden in color, with a lasting, uneven head, some sparse lacing as well. Flavor profile is strongly peaty, smoky, alcoholic and full of scotch barrel character from start to finish, which is not a negative connotation per se, but scotch is unmistakably the dominant character here. Some oak, light tannin and alcoholic warmth, with a smooth, gently acidic feel and a full body. Not like anything Iíve had to date.
M82 (401) - Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plenty of oaky banana char beneath smokey bacon and bright citrusy notes; warming, interesting, and enjoyable.
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by Jesterdeal-750 bottle-thin white-hazy gold. A-initially lemon, peat/scotch, med malt. Softens and sweetens as it warms. T-sweet med malt-caramel, scotch/peat, spice/earthy hops.