Schell Snowstorm (2011 - Wee Heavy Traditional Scotch Ale)

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Schells Wee Heavy pours a deep, rich mahogany color. It smells slightly sweet with hints of dark fruit. The brew has a smooth, velvety mouth-feel. The malty backbone procudes notes of brown sugar. The presence of hop bitterness is very subtle. The clean alcohol flavor balances the malty sweetness of the beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Clear copper with a slowly dissipating medium tan topper. Aroma of black licorice, toffee, sweat socks and pale malt. Taste of licorice, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Amber with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint with some light toffee notes. The flavor is more of the same with some toffee, yeast and cocoa. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9575) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear red but fairly ruby like, thin off white head, aroma brought notes of slight smoke, caramel, toffee, hints of slight fruit,nutty and earthy notes come out as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate and fruits, hints of slight nuttiness, touch of biscuit, hints of yeast. Not bad,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Deep brown with a light khaki head. Nose of toffee and leather. There is also some sweet raw dough. The taste is iced tea and toffee. A fairly sweet finish with dough notes. Decent, but too sweet and a little too much abc gum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
not a bad tasting brew yall! quite a good find on this Iowa trip! much better than others that I picked up that were local.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (5112) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle purchased at Sicilianos in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a small ivory very fizzy head that mostly diminished, spotty amounts of lacing, transparent body, very fizzy and fast-rising carbonation, and a copper hue. The aroma is malty, some caramel, dark fruits, hints of toffee, and butter. The flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, buttery, dark fruits and a semi-dry short finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this is a light-medium bodied Scotch Ale. Overall, this is a very easy drinking beer and the 7%ABV is well hidden. For me, it is just an okay beer for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Thanks to dougofthefuture for sending this bottle as an extra. Served in a De Garre snifter. Pours a deep copper with some reddish higlights. Faint off-white head with light spotty lacing. The nose carries some caramel and light fruity character plus some diacetyl. Flavor has a toffee-butter character along with some caramel. Medium body and light carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1506) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle, this drink had a clear dark red-bronze pour and made a off-white head that was almost one finger in height, there was mild effervescence in the glass, this beer left small spots of lacing when I swirled the glass, there was no sediment in the bottle, malty on the nose, aromas of toasted malt, dark candy and caramel, a little dark fruit and faint chocolate, hint of earth and peat, mild candy and malt sweetness, the flavors were toasted and some roasted malt, caramel, dark hard candy, bread and malt sweetness, very little to no bitterness after the finish, mouth feel was around medium but there was too much carbonation? It did not feel right on the palate, the drink had a pop feel to it, not as chewy as I prefer, ok aroma but sort of dull on flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Not rocking my world. Had it after having a New Belgium Snow Day, and though those are different styles, this comparison highlighted the relatively indifferent body, the lack of multidimensional flavors (which are usually so ripe for the picking in a Scottish ale) and the somewhat blah appearance. Just not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5058) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Dark brownish red color with a small head. Strong biscuit and caramel aroma. Strong, grainy flavor. Biscuity. Slight wet dog at first, but seems to dissipate. Moderate bitterness.

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