duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 Bottle, many thanks to OldGrowth. This was a very good scottish "wee heavy". I nice soft sweetness, well rounded mouthfeel. Light caramelly sweetness, is balanced by a lightly peaty, lightly roasty finish, and a nice soft alcohol warmth in the finish adds a little more length to the flavour.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via trade (thanks Ross!). Beer pours a clear brown color, small beige head. Lots of bubbles coming from bottom of my pilsner glass. Fruity, spicey alcohol laden aroma.
Malty scocth alcohol laden taste with some caramel and fig flavor. Nice finish. Well carbonated. The finish actually reminds me of a mixed scotch & coke. This one tastes just like the name indicates. It is Wee heavy and a scotch ale! Would like to drink this one again.,, but only 1 at a time ;)
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this in a trade from Ross. I finally decided to open one of the beers he sent me awhile back. poured a mahogany with a off white head, that left a small amount of lacing. aroma when I popped the cap I got a sweet malt aroma and got the same out of the glass, than along came some brown sugar, caramel, fruity, than some nice wiff of alcohol, as it warmed the alcohol got stronger. flavor dark fruits, plums, caramel, cherries, alcohol, nie dryness to this. a very good beer thanks again Ross
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Ross for this one. Dark brown pour going toward black. Aroma of heavy roasty malt, figgy fruit, brown sugar, some maple syrup, cacao. The flavor is caramel malty, figgy, dark fruity, with some brown sugar, almonds, molasses, cacao, and slight rauchy oaky barleywiney notes. Very complex aroma and taste, with a dense, complex, well balanced palate. Duck Rabbit is a brewer that has always impressed me, and this beer is an elite scotch ale. Find a friend in North Carolina, and get ya some today!
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Duck-Rabbit continues to improve - I had no idea this was high-alcohol until now, though I assumed it was from the mouthfeel and flavor. Deep brown color, very fruity aroma and flavor with some nice hop in there too. Quite good.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2007 Bottle courtesy of the Ross "ripper" Laughter. Pours deep dark translucent brown, with ruby highlights and a nice camel head. Rich malty aroma, almost barleywinish with some sweet sugary dark fruit notes, and a very tiny note of smoked peat. All kinds of flavors here...tobacco, plums, caramel, wood and a hint of smokiness. Not too heavy or sticky in texture, which is a nice touch to this. A little bit of alcohol in the bitter and malty finish. I even picked up some vinous notes somewhere along the way. This is real good. I’d love to see how this would cellar.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark blood red with a good head. Sort of like a very dark red wine in color. Rich malty aroma. Slight touch of toffee. Cherry, a bit of wood. Sweet tea.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, ruby red, almost brown. The tiny head fades quickly. The aroma is huge malt, coffee, plums, raisin. More plumb and raisin in the taste. Tastes like an english barleywine. No hop aroma, flavor, or bitterness to speak of...which is to style. Vinous finish, with an alcohol kick. Definately a sipper. Not my favorite style but I’ll give it high marks for a job well done.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Willblake at the last HW open house. Hazy reddish brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel and a bit of peat smoke. Sweet malty flavor of caramel, molasses, dark dried fruits and again just a hint of smoke. I have had two of their beer and have been impressed with both.
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin dense head. Light carbonation. Nice rich aroma that really reminds of greasy deep fried food like french fries and fish sticks. Some caramel and molasses along with some smokey malts. Color is an outstanding port mahagony brown. Frothy in the mouth which is unexpected. It is like it explodes into a frothy goodness the moment it hits the tongue. Great mellow smokey andf malty flavor. Good bit of peat, molasses and sweettness. Rich and creamy in the mouth. Finish is creamy and smooth with a noticable alcohol warming and kick. Slick and malty. A very good scotch ale and one that I wish I get my hands on more of. A great big thanks to Magjayran, my secret santa, for this one.