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AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 1427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This Scottish-inspired deep mahogany-colored ale showcases a rich, malty flavor profile of caramel and toffee offset by hints of roast and subtle smoke. The complex malty sweetness includes notes of dark fruit balanced by a subdued hop bitterness. Wee Heavy is incredibly nuanced and in a class of its own in terms of balance and sophistication. It ages very well and will keep improving for years to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (519) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2016
This beer is markedly better warm so do not drink it chilled otherwise the taste of alcohol is overwhelming. Pours a dark brown, aroma of brownies, hops (floral/citrus), booze. Taste is similar sometimes tastes exactly like a brownie, other times like a boozy prune-like barleywine. Hops for balance, but bitterness is definitely present. More chocolate and brownie in the finish. Some breadcrust as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, oak, malt, dried fruit, smoke and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
n the glass it has a dark brown almost black with a crown of beige, creamy and lasting foam. In the nose hints of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, cocoa and floral notes and some applesauce appreciated. In the mouth it is sweet, it leaves much notice caramel, roasted notes and hints of cocoa are appreciated, alcohol is seen towards the end of the drink and has a medium body / integer and a medium carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1918) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, fruits Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish, Overall-perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4534) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Vintage bottle of a few years old. Thick, dense, creamy, frothy, pale yellowish beige head over a very dark but still translucent burgundy brown beer with purplish hue. Aroma of stewed plums, caramel, baked banana, toffee, cocoa powder, port wine, mocha, pear syrup, dry tea leaves, hint of bayleaf, touch of onsetting oxidation. Soft fruity onset (hints of fig, raisin, blue plum) with a touch of blackberry sourishness and residual brown sugar sweetness, softish carbo; thick, ’fluffy’, ’moelleux’ and full mouthfeel. Notably caramelly and toffeeish malt middle with ongoing brown sugar sweetness leading to a softly toasted bitterish ending with faint coffee-like features as well as a touch of herbal hop bitterness; oxidation is there and returns retronasally, but in this luscious environment, I cannot be bothered by it. This is a deliciously rich beer, Scotch indeed if you count in the roasted bitterish accent, but it remains a subtle addition, so that the whole feels more like a quadrupel than like a true wee heavy to me. Regardless, this is a beautiful sipper by all standards.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (804) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Kirkas, tummanruskea ja hyvin pienesti vaahtoava olut. Tuoksu paahteinen, karamellisen maltainen ja hennon kuivahedelmäinen sekä tamminen. Oikein nautinnollinen tuoksu. Maku tamminen, vaniljainen, makean karamellinen ja kuivahedelmäinen sekä hennon katkera. Täyteläinen suutuntuma, makea ja matalahiilihappoinen. Mausteisempi kuivattava ote loppupuolella tasapainottaa hyvin kokonaisuutta. Hienoinen alkoholisuus toimii tässä.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (698) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Dark brown/mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma of malt, wood, caramel and booze. Taste is malt, toffee, caramel, oak, alcohol, and light smoke. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at brewpub. A clearish ruby reddish dark brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar and soap. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, roast and ash. Finish is roast, burnt and sweet. Full body, slightly velvety mouthfeel and average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 15, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are large caramel, toffee, and some dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (920) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle at Svijet piva (World of Beers), Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja, Shotgun Fred and Marko. About a year ago. Black, small lasting tan head. Malty aroma, dry fruits. Bitter, but drinkable, dry. Alcohol present, dry finish. Not many notes on this one, shame.

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