SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared at Anchorage Apr ’15 Tasting: Poured coppery brown with bubbles. Aroma is plastic. Taste is better with sweet malts.
djd07 (7960) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a copper with small beige head. Aroma is caramel and dark fruits. Thin mouth with off malt flavor and odd finish. No
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
What a waste. Poured with no head. In the mouth it is cloyingly sweet with malt. This brewery has tried very hard to be more then what it is and this is a perfect example of not living up to their own hype. Thin in the mouth with no backbone. Almost flat.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very thin head on dirty brown amber. Funny aroma smells like i just fertilized the lawn. Very thick. Dirty woody. If you think peat you will taste some. Dirty building aftertaste. Glad I didn’t buy 10.
dlihcsnatas (570) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick redish brown brew with a nice head that holds on. Smells of burgandy wine and butterscotch. Taste is toffee with hints of caramel and coffee. Thick on the tongue. Drank this while a cold front was coming through (temp dropped to 70) but this was thicker than I thought it would be and wish I had saved it for a colder day. Still very good but the price tag makes it a one time buy for me.
sjohnny (465) - - JUN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big malt lots of fruity sweetness. Pours thick opaque caramel brown with a little bit of red. Thick lasting light tan head. Lighter bodied than expected. Watery mouthfeel. Candy sweet, malty. Really nice flavor right up to the end when things get not so great with a chemical or kerosene finish.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a liquor store in Temple. Muddy brown pour with a small head. Aroma is a little smoke, toasted grain, and caramel. Taste is lots of caramel, maybe some moss, chocolate, and a little heat. Nice finish.
dls13dls (60) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber to glass. Nice woody oaky taste off the bat. Smooth mouth feel. Dark malts
See through amber color. Caramel. Thin tan head. Good brew from the great "Country" of Texas! :-) Shiners Great Grandfather.. Lol
Cavie (4101) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a foamy head. Aroma is big time caramel malt, syrup, light smoke and sweet grains. Flavor is very sweet with more fat caramel notes, toffee. Light butterscotch. Easy mouthfeel. Nice.
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drjay44 (3244) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thin poorly retained, ivory head, over a clear, light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is light coffee, cocoa tones from the roasted malt melanoidins, hints of dried fruit including plum, fig, minimal hops....taste is sweet to start, with moderate dried fruits including fig, date, mild coffee from the roasted malts, leading to a light hop, roasted malt bitterness......mouth feel, body light of medium, sticky, slightly astringent, mild alcohol warmth, carbonation low with minimal acid. This is a poor attempt at a Scotch "Wee Heavy". It lacks the depth of malt complexity usually found in the style. Further there are some harsh bitter tones, not from hops on the finish. Also it has a very light body. A rework of the malt bill seems appropriate, and I wonder about the choice of yeast. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6