Jszetela (9) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
I am surprised the ratings for their beer are so low. The beer was smoky with clear caramel malt shining and balancing nicely. Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Scotch Ales are a style I tend to enjoy, so I really did enjoy this one. Nice and bitter with some definitive malt flavors thrown in as well. Not too over the top but definitely true to the style. blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, breads notes, and a light earthy bitterness. Smooth, balanced, and drinkable. hayduke (5548) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Trade from Strykzone. Poured a dark cranberry color with and off white head. Nose is caramel malts, with dark ripe fruits. Medium plus in body and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is ripe fruit, some toffee, floral hops. Finish is bitter sweet. Decent for the style. ryanfolty (2574) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
July 29, 2014 - on tap at Extra Virgin. Light brown pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet malt and dark fruit.
itsapurdy (4) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
This is a great beer for a cooler day. I had it first in the middle of summer, and it was a little heavy for the weather. It is a wonderful ale, with a nice kick. tillmac62 (740) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Slightly cloudy amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Normal head volume, retention and lacing.
Light nose of dark fruit (raisin, plum), molasses and caramel.
Medium bodied with a texture that has creamy aspects. Richly carbonated with effervescence from the middle on.
The flavor profile is reasonably intense (but lacks the punch of the World Class Wee Heavies), a bit complex and reasonably balanced. Blended dark fruits lead, but are a bit subdued for the style. Prune over caramel constitutes the middle as a nice effervescence takes hold. As these fade towards the finish, an herbal bitterness is prominent. The finish is a lingering herbal flavor with notes of caramel. Decent, but far from outstanding Finhead (1770) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Cloudy, brown pour with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has plum and light wood. It has a medium body that is just a touch too fizzy. The taste is mildly roasted with a little smokey warmth in the finish. ben4321 (6535) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13
dwyerpg (6214) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Aroma: The nose is toffee/caramel, some bready malts, earth/pine, and nuts
Appearance: It pours a reddish-amber color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is not as sweet as this style normally is, with a decent hop component
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth feel and drinks pretty easily
This one is an interesting example of the style. It seemed more balanced than others, which was a welcome differentiation.
This reminded me more of a vienna than a wee heavy, as it was reddish-brown in color and fairly strong in the caramel/toffee flavors. Certainly doesn’t have any of the super malty/peatiness you’d expect of a wee heavy. Also seems to stick to the tongue. A significant hop finish. Strange brew.