Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Thanks to ross for this one. Pours ruby red with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, bread, lots of spices. Tastes of sweet malt, and spicy with some minor warming alcohol on the finish. Not peaty enough. anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty yeasty aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty yeasty, caramel flavor with hints of dark fruits. Warming dry malty finish. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Medium amber. Chewy-smooth with moderate carbonation. Nice level of sweetness ... chewy caramel and hard candy. Other elements of peat and earth. Aromas carried the tasty flavors to new heights. Balanced bitterness. Hidden yet warming alcohol. Slight hint of smoke in the background; nice and low level. Very tasty beer. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours amber with patchy off-white fizzy head. Aroma is caramel malt (cookie) and brown sugar, pineapple, yeast (dough), butterscotch and nuts. Heavy acidity and bitterness, caramel and brown sugar, maple, earthy yeast and malt flavor, alcohol is noticeable at the end. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry palate. luckygirl (1222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottled. Wee sweet, way pretty. Beer is clear, medium amber colored with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, moderate-to-heavy notes of caramel; Hoppy with trace chamomile, honeysuckle, alfalfa, notes; Yeasty with a trace note of dough; Faintest trace of cognac.<P>
The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter, moderately acidic with an long, moderately warm, lightly sweet, lightly-to-moderately bitter finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2006
12oz. bottle. Malty, sweet aroma of toffee and dark fruits, notably plum, cherry and red grape, along with a roasty, earthy quality, semi-sweet chocolate, faintly spicy hops and a gentle alcohol presence in the background. Deep, dark mahogany in color with a fairly slight, light tan head. Flavor profile features a powerful and sweet malt character first and foremost, richly sugary and toffeeish, also seeing some peppery alcohol, strong and fairly decadent fruits and a light-moderate amount of floral, spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and warming with a full body. Plenty here to enjoy. Thanks, ross! footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle from Frumptydumpty. Deep amber brew that had a very nice aroma creeping up from the glass. Lots of caramel,fruit and even some funky peat notes from this baby. Man,it looks great and smells better but it was really syrupy. Wee Heavy became Way Syrupy. Still not a bad brew but sweet. rayg1 (597) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Yet another excellent beer by this brewery. This one pours a darker brown and with a nice little caramel head. Smells very distinctly of earth, smoke and alcohol. I like this style alot so I may rate this higher than others. Tastes very powerfully of some woody smoke and caramel to back it up fading out with the hop presence. Freaking right on beer. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle at acertain’s gathering.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2006
This one was a wonderful surprise. It pours a caramel brown, with a fanatstic aroma: peaty, nutty, boozy aroma, some bourbon and hints of smoke. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, the flavor echoing (but not quite matching) the aroma, with addition of considerable caramel backbone. This is a powerful scotch ale with a warm mouthfeel that makes the 8% quite apparent, but that’s not really a drawback. It works very well here.
Clear, copper mahogany body topped by a small beige head that leaves some sheets of lacing. Aroma features toasty malts, lots of malty caramel and toffee, a whisky note, and some floral hops. Medium bodied with appropriately restrained carbonation. Taste is nicely complex, with lots of caramel, fruity red apple and cherry, a whisky presence, and solid hop bittering. Finishes with a wood smoke aftertaste. Very well executed by this little North Carolina brewery. A very pleasant cool weather sipper.