Wet Willy Scotch Ale - New England Brewing Co.
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3.86/5 rDev -1.8%
500ml bottle poured into an unlabeled snifter 5/30/2014.
A- Dark brown amber body. Clear. One finger white head with short retention time. Not much lacing.
S- Tons of toffee, glazed caramel, brown sugar. Sweet but a beautiful smelling nose with a nice complexity.
F- Lot of toffee and molasses. A component reminds me of tapioca, like what is used in bubble tea. A hint of holiday spices. Even a bit of glazed donut frosting. Very sweet and one of the first scotch ales that I've found to be more than just a simple toffee bomb.
M- Medium bodied, even slightly syrupy, low in carbonation but about par for the style. Sweet, sweet finish that is unfortunately taken down quite a bit by a strong, boozy fusel flavour that leaves a hot finish as it goes down. I'm just not a fan of that type of booziness. Certainly a sipper.
O- Very interesting and quite sweet scotch ale that I actually find myself enjoying despite its heavy fusel character.
05-31-2014 04:17:03 | More by Stevedore
3.89/5 rDev -1%
16.9 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a murky, cloudy orange with a short white head. It's very dense. Lacing minimal.
Aroma: The smell is complex and fairly unique. Lots of dark fruit, figs, dates, raisins, and sweetness. There's also toffee, burnt sugar, and a fair amount of booze. I also smell a note of apricot.
Taste: The taste follows the nose and is similarly complex and challenging. It's sweet, right up to the very edge of cloying, but doesn't cross it. The dark fruits dominate for me. Definitely a sipper.
Mouthfeel: It has a nice, thick body and a fairly smooth finish considering the high alcohol.
Overall: I enjoyed this. The high alcohol and complex flavors make it a bit of a challenge on the palate, but it a good way, for sure. Put they keys away and give it a try.
04-27-2014 11:45:14 | More by illpass78
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from the bottle (no date) into a tulip...
A - A dark orange look with a small head that dissipates immediately and no lace, meh
S - Difficult for me to pull any aroma out of this. I get some muted caramel and maybe some dark fruits but that is about it
T - Really shines here... Toffee, molasses, candy and raisins stand out big time. Pretty complex
M - Great body, silky smooth and a heavy booze presence
O - This beer is a bit of a monster. The 10% wacks you in the face. Definitely a sipper. The taste and mouthfeel are outstanding. Reminds me of an alcoholic fruit roll up. Good stuff.
02-24-2014 23:48:32 | More by rjp217
Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.