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AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrankZappa7 (206) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2016
15.01.2015-Flasche-0,75L.Mahagony-Körper mit hellbraunem feinporigem stabilem Schaum. Aroma fast reintönig Bitterschokolade. Antrunk Malz,Portwein, Schokolade, leichte Röstbittere. Gegen Ende leicht pfeffrig. Tolles Bier!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Type: 8-oz. draft Glass: Clear snifter glass From: AleSmith Brewing Tap Room in San Diego, Calif. Price: $4.25 Purchased: Jan. 9, 2016 Consumed: Jan. 9, 2016 Misc.: N/A Poured a dark mahogany color with two fingers of khaki tan, rocky head when I got it. Good spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Smell - 4.25) Smelled boozy scotch caramel, toffee, dark fruits, plum and roasty nuts. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted roasty malts, caramel, toffee, scotch notes, but not as pronounced as the nose, dark fruits and some dates. (Taste - 4.00) Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25) This was a very good beer for the style. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00) 3.98 89 B+

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (747) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Awesome beer..really smooth with beautiful scotch notes...lots of malt and smoke...fruit present and some hops...loved this beer...solid job alesmith!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (1024) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2016
While the year AleSmith’s Wee Heavy helped to bring in was new, the beer itself was pretty old - well over a year of age. The year will inevitably prove to be just another shitty year. The beer was a thing of beauty. Dark brown pour with an impressive head for the booze and age. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, toasted malt, and chocolate cake. Flavors of smoked malt, charred caramel, roasted grains, and cocoa. Surprisingly, some hop bitterness was preserved. Not surprisingly, the booze note was warm and robust. A hell of a beer to aid the transition into the new year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1455) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
750 ml bottle from craft beer cellar shared with dad A: caramel, licorice, red fruits, prunes app: reddish brown with small beige head t/p: full body with sweet and long finish. Soft carbonation. Close to sticky O: a really good scotch ale. Complex it gets even better when it warms. Glad I bought this beer of exception.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (820) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
750ml bottle consumed in NYE. Darker ruby, nearly black. Strong consistent tannish head. Nose has scotch and peat present. Little bit of chocolate in there as well. Taste has similar elements leaning on a heavy dose of chocolate with a good alcohol warmth. Roasted notes and malty forward essence. Dark fruit like prunes chine through. Feels like the type of beer that would knock you out but I’m a more than a wee bit of a fan.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (800) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Big bottle with commonmac. Dark brown with medium frothy white head. Malty and alcohol in the nose. Soft, heavy alcohol, malt, boozy. Creamy body. Chocolate, drying, heavy alcohol. It’s more than a wee heavy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (1272) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. A- Raisins, dark cherries, fruit cake, port wine, oak, toffee. A- Dark mahogany color, dark liquid, beige head. T- Oak, dark cherries, cola, medium bitterness, dark fruits, red wine. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Vintage 5/2014. Two years of age was beautiful. Very complex body with so much going on. Hard to find anything wrong here. Delicious!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Rich and back-to-dark-purple in the glass. Aromas of raisins, dates, grape musts, syrup, pine. Full and even lush on the palate, with a long finish. Brings the saltiness out of cheese. Currants, raisins, figs, and totally delicious.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (510) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bread, roasty, smoke, Appearance: ruby red, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent


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