goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar. Poured a clear amber color with a ruby hue and minimal head. Big bourbon and vanilla aroma. sugary sweet. There was a hint of cooked egg whites. I donít even know why I thought that. The flavor was sweet and malty with bourbon, caramel, vanilla and sugar.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
had a sample of this last night. beautiful swing top bottle with aged label and tags. pours clear brown with no head at all. nose was awesome bourbon , oak, earthen, tobacco, malty sweet, huge. flavors or much more mild then i expected from the nose. more malty sweet toffee, tobacco flavors, subtle whiskey, no real alcohol feel at all. quite good.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a swing top 1 liter bottle with the words, " Brewmaster Limited Release" on the front label, a small amount of info on the right side of label, sampled at cellar temperature in a chalice.
Opened with a loud pop, made a good appearance, poured a clear deeply red hued amber with a foamy beige head that settled into a a thin creamy lacing, good carbonation for a Wee Heavy.
Had a rich Wee Heavy nose, smoky peat and slightly pork meaty, caramelized, toffee, molasses and a oak woodiness.
A crisp, textured on the tongue and smooth full bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability.
Delicious tasting, smokey peat, meaty, caramel and toffee, dark ripe fruits, caramelized brown sugar, vanilla barrel flavor, tea-like hops and a roasty, molasses sweet, smoky, caramelized malty finish.
One of the best Wee Heavy/Scotch Ales I have tried, well worth seeking out and trying before it is gone.
twindadplus2 (569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 liter bottle from discount liquor (God bless Discount liquor!). Nice mahogany color with a nice (if rather small) half inch, light tan head. Aroma is woody, smoky malt and a whiff of bourbon. Flavor is a wonderfully complex mix of smoky malt, earthy hops, sweet bourbon and a dry alcohol finish. Finish gradually fades into a nice lingering smokey aftertaste. Smooth, medium body with a nice level of carbonation. Looking forward to more of these from Sprecher.