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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/30/2011: New England Wet Willy Scotch Ale... Aroma: Sharp alcohol and prominent toffee malt. Appearance: Hazy orange color with a small beige crown. Flavor: Tons of maltiness, but not a lot of the expected caramelization coming through; plenty of nice alcohol venting, but becomes somewhat fusel at times; decent resin and citrus in the finish (maybe even slightly medicinal), but probably too much bitterness and hops for my Scotch Ale preference. Palate: Full-bodied; thick and sticky. Overall: Im stoked that they did this the traditional way using "a single Scottish pale malt and naturally caramelized in the kettle with a three hour rolling boil." However, their interpretation of a Scotch Ale doesnt fit with my preference of sweeter, maltier, and more caramelized to smoky rather than hoppy and bitter. That being said, this is a good beer as a Barley Wine (or similar), but not what I want for a Scotch Ale.

500 mL shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #103 for this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle at my buddys ba tasting. Caramel with just a hint of orange citrus. Pretty boozy. Not sure why this is a scotch ale. Whatever, drinkable and enjoyable but nothing super special.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bugsizzy (67) - USA - JUN 22, 2013
A great beer...just a nice chewy beer with nice notes of whiskey and toffee...really well balanced for me...the alcohol flavor did not overwhelm at all and I was surprised to find out later its 10.50%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2013
1/2 litre bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin head. Aroma a competition between musty and sweet with strong toffee and whiskey. Flavor sweet and complex on the front end, strong alcohol, sticky resin, mellowing predictably to a soft aftertaste. Body medium with little carbonation. Overall, a really nice representation of the scotch ale type.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10359) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 20, 2013
Bottle( thanks to Rian!): Cloudy, amber coloured, small persistent off-white head, sweet caramelly-vinous nose, vanilla and wood undereneath; sweet flavour, full bodied; alcohol-burn and wood in the the sweet fruity and caramelly finish. Srong and sweet, but still likeable

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slubgob (317) - West Hartford, USA - APR 19, 2013
Tap into sniffer. Hazy orange red. Sweet nose. High alcohol clout I never like in the mouth, hard to get by and hard to taste anything through. Sticky finish. Not my thing maybe if you like barley wine youd appreciate this more than I do

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13752) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2013
16oz bottle. Small off-white head atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light peat, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, light peat, wood. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2756) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small tan ring. Deep rich nose with Caramel, rich fruit. Taste is caramel, tart fruit, wood, whisky, vanilla. Ends with some booze heat and crispness. Fairly mild carbonation and medium bodied. The alcohol burn hurts this otherwise tasty brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SanfordBrewer (1528) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Hazy orange with a creamy beige head. Full body is syrupy from unfermented sugars, yet has the thin character of high alcohol.

Aroma: orange/tangerine zest, rubbery smokey phenols, rich pale malt.

Taste: rich sweet malt, lots of alcohol warmth, brown or roasted malt, and a bit of herbal bitterness.

Alcohol is fairly hot, and phenols dominate the pleasant pale malt character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Richmond 19th. Medium amber, slight head. Caramel aroma. Flavor is surprisingly rich caramel. Little else. Balancing bitterness. Not particularly Scottish, but not bad.


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