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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Make sure your kilt is cinched up tight! Surprisingly smooth wonderful malt flavor, Strong Scotch style coming in at a hefty 8.5%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
2011 Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Festival. Clear dark amber color/ ivory head. Sweet spicy toffee, caramel, mild smoke aromas. medium bodied. Sweet toffee butter, spicy caramel flavors with an easy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle: Deep ruby hued amber, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing. Sweet and sweaty biscuity nose, some sugary fig/date like presense as well. Strong sweet biscuity start, a touch caramel/toffee, with candied fig/dates. No real peat, smoke, or campfire. Very malty, sweet, and biscuity. Needs more body and something to counteract the strong sweetness. I will say if this is 8.5%, its well hidden. Needs more traditional stuff, smoke, peat, charred wood, and campfire. Can be difficult to finish a bomber by onces self.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (11219) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at freetail release. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bread and grain, slightly sweet with hint of toast. Flavor starts full of bread with sweet grains and toffee, mellows in the finish. Minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A sweet caramel nose. A smooth easygoing flavor with caramel, light butter, light smoke. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8350) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Pours a deep tan .. medium head, medium lacing .. . strange smell, light toffee and caramel .. . not that enjoyable and muddled .. . whatever ... its all over mr grainger!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - JAN 25, 2013
Amber, clear, off white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt, some caramel, a little buttery note. Flavor is crystal malt sweet with some grainy dryness in finish, and again a buttery note. A little on the light side for a wee heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (5934) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2014
I poured this into a thistle. The appearance was a ruddy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that simmers down to a nice level coating over top of the body. There is some decent lacing clinging finely to the sides of the glass. The smell, holy caramel malty scotch, wow. This could be overbearing to some, but not too bad to me. Its just not that well balanced. The taste is super sweet through the caramel malts. There is a long caramel aftertaste leading into a dry caramel finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation is barely there - its almost too smooth and creamy to be true. Overall, not a bad Wee Heavy/Scotch ale, but its not exactly balanced as I didnt get any peatiness in this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (7456) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Mike
Appearance: Clear copper with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of butter, caramel and toasted malts
Tasted off

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SetauketBrewer (71) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Caramel and bread on the nose, negligible hops. Nice brown color. Deep caramel flavor, nice sweetness to it. Lacks a little depth but generally good flavor.

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