akoeninger (714) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with slightly smoky or burnt malt aroma. Heavy caramel, herbal hops, peat, vanilla. A little harsh in the finish, would have preferred a little more roundness to it. Some booze. Still quite good.
muzzlehatch (4903) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, consumed at cellar temp in a Maudite snifter. Much as I love Scotch ales you’d think I’d have a proper thistle, but I don’t, ugly and too damn tough to clean! Anyway, it pours a very dark brown to black - black walnut perhaps - nearly opaque, with a smallish but fully lasting ring of pale tan foam and a wisp of cover...very proper aroma for the style, lightly smoky and peaty but more dominated by a caramel-molasses texture, a bit of vanilla, chocolate-covered cherries; a cold winter’s night delight I’m thinking...not quite as entrancing on the tongue, being a little too balanced towards the burnt and bitter and a little light on the sweetness to my taste, but still quite enjoyable and very drinkable...mouthfeel is fairly smooth, faintly oily, quite full, and with moderate or slightly low carbonation that is just evident enough to keep the liquid from feeling syrupy. All in all I’m fairly pleased.
JPDIPSO (5866) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Willie Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - 7.5%. Dark brown with a hint of ruby when held to the light. Small, dense, light tan head. Toffee and toasted malts, along with a bit of raw grain. Hints of alcohol. Heavy, somewhat oily feel. Light sweet start, that leads to toasted malts, dark caramel and a touch of hebal hops. Some feel of alcohol, warming to light burning feel on the tongue and throat. Finish and linger have some nice malt undertones. Seems stronger than the 7.5%. Wish this hid the alcohol a wee bit more. Some nice attributes. Decent Wee Heavy, just a little too rough at points.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at One Barrel, pours a clear dark reddish brown with a light tan head, the aroma is sweet with lots of caramel and dark malt, a little smoke too, the flavor is sweet through out with a malty finish, pretty one note but still drinkable.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at One Barrel. Copper with a thin tan head that fades into a layer of pond scum. Aroma is sweet yet faint with toffee and some mild peated notes underneath. Taste of toffee, sweet malt and fruit.