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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This is the same beer that used to be known as "Wee Heavy Scotch Ale".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2009
750 ml corked caged bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is brown, cordovan, ruby, with a firm one inch off white head. Nice pretty lacing. Aroma of toffee sweetness, smokey peat following close behind. A bit mild, but well integrated. Taste is straw hay caramel toffee, followed by the earthy smokey peatiness which lingers beautifullly. Nice balance of flavors. Palate is medium, decently carbonated, slow finish with nutty peaty lingering. Nice one, thanks Eugene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2009
750 shared by bf2k. Pours a nutty brown with dirty white head. The nose is rich chewy toffee. Again with the toffee and some light smoke. Full body. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Big thanks to Daknole for this one. I think my bottle mentioned 8.5% ABV. Rating number 30. Pours with a huge khaki head over a deep amber colored body. Great retention from the head really a beautiful beer. Aroma of sarsaparilla, earth, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, persimmons, candied fruits and light scotch (without really noticeable peat). Taste is malty with burnt toffee, chocolate, earthy, prune, alcohol, biscuit, fresh pumpernickel bread, and vanilla torte. Very well crafted. Syrupy mouthfeel and medium carbonation; a very nice beer! Prime candidate for barrel aging in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
750ml bottle @Noogfest High5 Thanks unclejedi & purplehat–pours an off white ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is medium malt-earthy, caramel. Taste is medium malt-earthy/peat, caramel, secondary metallic hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Sampled at Nigfest High 5. The body was hazy medium brown. Smells of sweet leather and pears. The taste was more of the pears and leather. A little sweet and good for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle shared at DLD 2009: Coppery brown hues with a small lasting white head and fair lace. The aroma has notes of heather and grassy hops, caramel and crystal malts, some peat moss, earthy yeast esters and a hint of wood. The taste is sweet and a tad cloy, also there is a noticeable diacetyl flaw here, full blown butterscotch candy. Some fig and apricot fruit undertones come around towards the end. The note of peat and iodine upon the finish can not rescue the palate. Soft mouth feel and a tad sticky, medicinal as well. Disappointing for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2009
750 Ml bottle-trade w/notalush-cloudy amber/copper color w/a moderate white head & good lacing. Deep malt aroma. Classic Scotch Ale, molasses, toffee, a little cane sugar, some peat, some spices, a little wheat...this was quite good. Full mouthfeel, long malt finish. Thanks Brandon!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Deep brown beer. Aroma is quite sweet and chewy. Light molasses and a bit of toast. Some caramel and a touch of chewy maltiness. Lightly sticky with a mix of brown and medium crystal malts. Meh... it’s actually pretty boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
750ml via trade. Shared with bartzilla. Pours orangish brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet with peatted malt. Taste is sweet and malty and has too much peated malt for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2009
On tap at Barcade. Deadish pour, very malty, unfermented wheaty, nutty aroma. Whole grains and cocoa. No peat at all, not very sweet. Pretty muddy, generic tasting, more like an ASA than a scotch all. Decent anyway though, if not a bit dull.

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