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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3072) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 Draft. This was originally <font color=red>"Kilt Kicker Wee Heavy"</font> when it won First Place at the 2000 Chicagoland Brewpub Shootout and 2nd at the 2001 edition. This is one of Todd Ashman's last brews as brewmaster, and I don't know if the name change reflects a different recipe. In any case... Head is a little off, just leaves a spittle of bubbles on one side like dish soap, but that's just cosmetic. Deep garnet color with red highlights. An undercurrent of brandy and some raisins. A bit sugary, which seems to overwhelm a slightly dry hop bitterness. Re-rated: Taste has settled much better after six weeks. Now there's a peat smokiness that wasn't apparent before, more like a Scottish Heavy, and it's less sugary. Wo\rth bumping up another point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Dark brown with a light tan head. Initial flavor is of harsh scotch and wood. Aroma is a very sweet scotch. Final flavor is a sweet cherry and caramel, butterscotch, and fruit. Throw in some raspberries and brown ale malts, add a chocolate finish, and this is one tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Very dark,brown. Milky,creamy,head. Lots of lace. Malty aroma,toffee,nuts,roasty,peat,and some chocolate. Very smooth,creamy,with a big body. Molasses,nuts,toffee,flavors with subtle earthy,peat.Finish is lightly acidic,very malty. Lingering,very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Chestnut hue with small but solid off-white head and fair lace. The aroma is roasted malts, peat and sea salts, sour apple, smoked wood, and nutty. Works well on the nose. Wow, the taste is just what I want from a scottish ale. It's malty and salty, a wood and smoked tone is added for your tasting pleasure. The fruit undertone gives complexity. The finish has a bitter and chalky nature, with a seaweed kick, nice. The mouthfeel is chewy and soft, but has some bite which I really didn't care for. This is worth the effort to make a trip to the brewery/restaurant. One of the better version of the genre found in the states. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2004
What a fantastic treat from a brewery I had just about given up for dead (so many of their beers are either unremarkable or remarkably sad). Although mild, the beauties of this Scottish Ale lie in Flossmoor's ability to pull of the infusion of peatiness in a way that's not overbearing (see most reviews of Adelscott for overbearing peatiness). This beer is quite thick and looks like a glass of Coke, and is sweet as befits the style. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Dark brown, cola color. Some reddish tints as well. Heavy sugar, caramel and malt nose. Medium bitterness in the taste with some faint hops in the finish. Overall it's quite thick, almost maple syrup tasting, but with a more bubbly mouthfeel. Heavy caramel and malt flavors, with that syrup sweetness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Draught: A nice dark red/brown chestnut colour, wonderful fruity malt aroma: Concorde grapes, grainy pears, and plums. Full flavour with loads of sweet chewy nuts, and tasty malts. Sweet bourbon-esk alcohol and cotton candy notes as well. Smooth, though bitter, finish. . . a solid session ale I'd say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Deep, hazy garnet with a thin, persistent head. A nice fruity, malty aroma. Toffee, chocolate, plum, raisin, slight roasting a light smoke charater. Fairly full mouthfeel, sort of chewy at times. The alcohol is present but not overpowering. Fairly fruity and sweet with a slight bitterness in the finish which attempted to balance. A decent Wee Heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Pours a dark brown with a thin coating of off-white head. Very sweet caramel and light peat malt aroma. Body is syrupy and sweet with some lightly smokey notes. Finishes sticky and bittersweet. A little too sweet and could use some more balance, but otherwise a pretty good Scottish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3663) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Dark color with little to no head. Sweet beer aroma, caramel-like scottish beer taste. Aftertaste is fairly dry but is still a tasty treat on a cool fall night.

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