BlackWarrior (220) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pours reddish brown with a foamy off-white head that lingers briefly. Aroma of raisins, malt, wheat bread, and faint herbs. Palate is a little thin, with average carbonation and short finish. The sweetness of molasses and maybe caramel defines most of the taste, but it tapers off quickly with a hint of hops in the finish. A good session ale. brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head sitting on top. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2011
S: Intensely sweet on the nose with a big time dark fruit character, possibly prunes and raisins. Some toffee, caramel, and brown sugar gives additional sweetness as does the hint of chocolate.
T: Sweet toffee and brown sugar are present all the way through. Some mild dark fruit notes and perhaps a hint of nuttiness and toasted bread.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: A little too sweet and not much else going on.
Dark red/brown in colour with firm off white head. Caramel aroma. Subitly sweetness of caramel in the flavour. Slight hopmouthfeel.Wicked!!! adavis234 (289) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber brown with thin white head and litle carbonation. BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Aroma is a bit of caramel malts with notes of nuts and apple and an overall sweetness. Some caramel malts up front and then a sweet hoppy finish, but none of the flavor lingers long. Decent but could be a lot more with better execution.
Bottle. Pours a ruby red brown color. Smells of fruit, apples and berries. More like an irish red or amber ale them a brown. Not as malty. Nixe session beer, but nothing memorable
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2011
Decent, tasty ale. Slightly caramelly, some dry roasted nuts, and a nice bready note. A good session ale, though a little strong at 5.3% FROTHINGSLOSH (8176) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and produced some lacing. The aroma was sour, tangy and lightly fruity with a faint caramel note. The flavor was toasted caramel, tangy and vague fruits and a bit of nut. The finish was long with caramel, nut and citrus. Medium body and a bit smooth. Decent. Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2011
The aroma of roasted nuts, poured into a dark caramel color with minimal head. You can definitely taste the bitter in this beer. Fizzy & carbonation texture. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Brown-red color with foamy white head. Sugary sweet bready aroma. Tastes much like it smells...Doughy, caramel, toasted malt and just a tad nutty. Very low hops. This is good but could be excellent with some more bitterness...seems unbalanced to me. I’ve read that they’ve officially discontinued Pete’s as of a few days ago so I’m glad I was able to taste it before it’s gone forever. I’ve also read that Pete’s Wicked Ale was much better back in the day before the Pete sold out...Supposedly the recipe was much hoppier. Would have loved to taste the original. spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Notes from 01/14/2011
Ar: Predominantly caramel malt. A bit of herbal hops.
Ap: Slightly opaque, amber pour with 3/4" head that recedes quickly. No lace.
T:Quite a bit of caramel malt up front, sweet for this style. The finish has lightly resinous hops, and is somewhat refreshing.
P: Way over-carbonated for my liking.
O: Not bad. My scores did get knocked down a bit as I was drinking it, as the sweetness kind of took over.