BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 I had this beer on-tap at the brewery, and thought it a rather mild-mannered Scotch ale that was extremely enjoyable.
This beer poured a dark brownish red in the glass, that was more gold-colored when light shone through it. It had pretty good head formation.
Aroma was of caramel malt and uncomplicated. Flavor was more complex, with caramel flavors melding with toffee notes and a more subtle peatiness in the background.
Mouthfeel was unremarkable, but I found this beer exceedingly drinkable for the style. KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Sampled from LtJudge growler. Dark color. Smell of roasted coffee and very malty. Tastes sweet and maltly. Can’t taste a lot of hops but a good bitterness that makes this beer taste very good. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Sampled from LtJudges growler. Strong sweet malt and smoked peat aroma,brown amber color, great complex malt emphasised taste, with overtones of honey,molasses and brown sugar,slight slickness on the tongue afterwards. Enjoyed this right after a hugely hoppy brew,which made the malt emphasis of this Scottish even tastier. I agree,this should be bottled LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Sampled from a growler.Pours a dark brownish amber with a small head.Has a wonderful malty/earthy aroma.Flavor of roasted coffee/caramel malts with a earthy undertone and a slight bitter finish.Man this stuff is WONDERFUL! 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
"2005 Peated Wee Heavy". Pours to a rich mahogany body with a thin white head. Lacing doesn’t want to stick. The flavor is a very smooth peat. Nice and not over done. Powdered sugar covered funnel cake as well. The is not generally a favorite style, but this sucker’s great! Nice background malts (whatever they are). Really damn good. The aroma is lightly peaty white bread and is nicely malty. The palate is lively, creamy, sharp and velvety. This beer brings new life into Scotch Ales! OMG. This stuff is EXCELLENT! Bottle it!
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Sampled from a growler. Smoked peat along with caramel/toffee malts and a bit of a basement/earthy thing going on. My only complaint was that there was a wierd burnt plastic aroma when first opened that i believe had something to do with the growler. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Growler poured a hazed reddish/copper, headless and mostly flat due to its travels. Strong root beer aroma with peaty/smoked undertones and cherry... overall a little stale. Solid & syrupily fruited flavor (a bit on the sugary side) striking me as cherry cola. I estimate the ABV to be around 5.5%. If it’s higher than that it’s well-hidden.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
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As soon as frankenkitty said, "Root beer," I couldn’t help but smell the pop with every swig. But there’s much more than that here. The nose has a solid smoked peat aroma over toffee and light citric hop scents. Now, the growler that frankenkitty and I were drinking from had been filled on Friday, then liberally sampled from by El_Borracho and RAYBOY01 over the weekend, and finally eagerly consumed by us on Tuesday, yet it retained a robust smokey, toffee/caramel flavor despite its flattening out. Undoubtedly I will raise my rating a couple of points should I ever get the fortunate opportunity to drink this fine ale fresh.RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2006
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UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 Peaty, smoky, caramel, toffee, crystallised sugar, and a very prominent citrus-type hopping. El_Borracho sent you a growler, so just shut up, Cornfield! I really enjoyed the rather strong peatiness apparent throughout. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2006
2005 Peated Wee Heavy. Dark copper body, fairly thick creamy light tan head.
Peaty malt aroma.
Sweet peaty taste…. I’d say a very good, balanced blend of smokey wood and caramelly sweet malt. A great drink.