Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Muddy brown, small tan head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is similar. Pretty plain. boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Draught @ Willimantic Brewery: Served in a snifter. There was no head or lacing with this one. It was a ruby tinged brown color. The aroma was a bit lighter than expected. Some caramel sweetness, and maybe some oak. The taste is very good. Very smooth. Some sweet citrus, dark fruits and some caramel and smokiness. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
500 ml bottle shared by Jarpo- thanks, Jason! Pours a hazy amber color with an eggshell ring for a head. Aroma of caramel malts, dried fruits, woody and earthy notes- fairly simple but it works. Same with the flavor, which hits the same notes. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel with a little bit of grit. Nice, simple Scotch ale. jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Hazy copper with no head. Aroma of malty sweetness. Smooth and very tasty. This is light for the style but I like that. Very good beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/19/2011. Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a tulip.
My pour is a light hazy hazelnut bronze color with a rocky off-white head. Not much retention or lace.
The aroma is full of toffee, bready malt, peat, earthy spices, and some booze.
The flavor has a sharpness up front, with the malt having a toffee bite. More mellow roasted malt, earthy spices, and a bit of peat lead into a lightly boozy finish.
This has a full, sweet body. The sticky sweetness softens as the sip progresses, but it is sweet through. The carbonation is on the light side. A fair amount of sweetness residue stays on the tongue after each sip.
Wet Willy is obviously higher on the ABV than the average Scotch Ale; this is full, boozy, and enjoyable. Not one of the styles I really get into, but I enjoyed my glass.
Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Poured amber/brown color. Aroma is intense alcohol, sweetness, hay, and leather? Taste is very earthy rich and malty with a huge alcohol presence and near cloying sweetness. Unpleasant. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Rich malty scotch ale, dense and rich. Actually tasty but not very drinkable cleverlobo (331) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle; cloudy orange with small beige head; aroma-wood, oak, caramel, sweet; taste-heavy sweetness, medium bitterness, warming alcohol feel, full body, sticky, average carbonation. Complex aroma, too sweet chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
bottle... really light scotch, medium bright brown with a bit of orange, light tan head... generic malt almost wort like aroma, not bad but plain... the taste is equally boring, alcohol is well hidden but i’m unimpressed alexsdad06 (10821) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2011
500 ml bottle thanks to cletus. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has sweet caramel malts, some ripe fruit and some boozy alcohol. The flavor has the sweet caramel/toffee and ripe plums, but is again a bit too boozy. I keep getting some hops in the flavor mid palate to the finish which creates some bitterness. This was definitely different than most Scotch ales I’ve had. Worth trying.