swoopjones (4903) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Buffalo Brew Fest. crimson pour. malt heavy, fuller mouthfeel. Touch of earthy peatiness. sticky, toffee, caramel maltiness. Decent wee heavy
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reminded me more of a vienna than a wee heavy, as it was reddish-brown in color and fairly strong in the caramel/toffee flavors. Certainly doesn’t have any of the super malty/peatiness you’d expect of a wee heavy. Also seems to stick to the tongue. A significant hop finish. Strange brew.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13
Aroma: The nose is toffee/caramel, some bready malts, earth/pine, and nuts
Appearance: It pours a reddish-amber color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is not as sweet as this style normally is, with a decent hop component
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth feel and drinks pretty easily
This one is an interesting example of the style. It seemed more balanced than others, which was a welcome differentiation.
Holtguy (90) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber purchased for $6.79 on sale. This beer looked like a scotch ale, but flavor was off balance. A little too bready and is missing the smoky, malty spiciness of the great American Scotch ales. This one’s easy drinking, though. I gave it a fairly low score, but I took a few points off for the relatively high price.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, breads notes, and a light earthy bitterness. Smooth, balanced, and drinkable.
zickbeer_ye (186) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty nutty aroma with veggie tomato notes slight grapiness. Tan creamy head reddish amber body. Malty metallic kinda tase little earthyness but very thin. Smooth but really thin.
Truebrew69 (17) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scotch Ales are a style I tend to enjoy, so I really did enjoy this one. Nice and bitter with some definitive malt flavors thrown in as well. Not too over the top but definitely true to the style.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, nuts, raisin, earthy hops. The taste is dark fruits, toffee, earthy hops. Dry, medium bodied, thin, off balance. A disappointment.
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Clear whiskey looking. Malty with a bit of harshness. Soft floral hops. Light drinking.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bombers from Capone’s and Wegman’s. Pours turbid ruby reddish with minimal off-white head. Nose is earthy nut browny, caramel malt. Tastes metallic, earthy, pretty bad actually. Finishes medium in palate heft with some earthy metallic notes. The first miss from these excellent brewers.