badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2011
Reddish brown with small head. Aroma of burnt sugar, alcohol, maple syrup and danish. Some resinous hops. Flavor is highly resinous and caramelized. Too sweet and the body is slightly viscous in a syrupy kind of way that makes this difficult to finish. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from Whispering Willows Liquor: Poured a dense dark brown color with a thick topping of head which left behind a trail of lacing down my glass. In the aroma, my nose is able to pick up the thick base of syrupy caramel like malts with a slight hint of alcohol in the background. The flavor is rich and intensely sweet with upfront caramelized malts that come across as sticky and syrup like, but balanced in such harmony with the Sammy signature hops that it becomes a well put together Wee Heavy. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
[bottle] Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma is grainy, caramel, light smokiness, not much alcohol. Flavor is pretty nice - rich, light cheese, caramel, light smokiness. Overall, pretty good quality stuff. I would drink this again. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
A nice hint of iodine & peat in the aroma. The body is sweet and not as peaty as the aroma. Thanks Mike. topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours nearly black with a tan head. Aroma is peaty smoke and caramel. Flavor is sweet and toasty malt, wood, smoke, and earth.
RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a Stem Glass at 42°. Color is a deep dark amber with good carbonation and a small tight tan head. Aroma of malt with a touch of alcohol then a little smoke that gives a Band-Aid like scent. Its bold medium body gives a smooth rich mouth feel. Flavor is rich with chocolate, smoke and radian then an even bitterness. After taste is dry for such a rich brew with the smoke hanging on the end. Overall its another good brew from there Imperial Series, its easy drinking and it seems to cover the alcohol well. hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
*Disclaimer-I have a cold.*I had it in my head that this was a stout. I got a very happy surprise when it poured an opaque mahogany color with a sweet molasses aroma. Taste starts like a scotch ale; then there is an overwhelming molasses taste with hints of chocolate and coffee malts. No noticeable bitterness at all. Full bodied, sticky texture, with a sweet, lasting finish. The more I drink IPA’s the less I like this style, but still a very good beer. DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours a dark rubyish brown with a light brown head. Some malty spice in the nose. Lots of malt and what tastes a bit like peat on the tongue. Warms inside the mouth and grows richer and more complex as it warms. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
Poured up on tap at Papago’s in Phoenix with deep mahogany body with garnet edges and decent looking tan head. The mild aroma is sweet with chocolate and molasses as well as dark fruity esters. Near the end of the draw it gets a bit peaty. The taste is bold with prunes, figs and caramel covered raisins. It then moves into some dark roasted malt notes as well as a moderate level of peaty smoke, a sliver of chocolate and then a sense of booze into the finish. Nice stuff. thornecb (5918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours deep mahogany-tinged black into a thistle. Pancake batter head wtih excellent retention leaves spider lacing as it recedes. Sweet caramel and peat aromas. Sweet licorice upfront turning to soy before the lasting slick smoke finish.