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AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Bourbon barrel aged version of the Wee Heavy bottled in 2004 and released in 2006. Available only at the brewery. 240 individually numbered, 750 ml foil-topped bottles.

2nd Release: 2005 Wee Heavy released in 2007; 223 bottles.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (79) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This one is all about the malt....and such a good complex flavor of malt in the nose and flavor. Slightly peated, real carmel richness, but I go back to all the wonderful malt. Perfect

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (255) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, maple syrup, dark fruit. Taste is similar to aroma thats full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Some alcohol burn at the end. Flavors or bourbon, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits. Exceptional scotch ale. Up there with founder backwoods bastard as the best scotch ale I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
750 ml bottle - 2009 vintage, kindly shared by kraddel. Pours intense brown with a purple hue. Aroma is in majority defined by raisins and some madeira touches but... ouch all is covered by a layer of dust. Light body, sweet, bit watery, no carbonation. Taste is... well dusty caramel. A bit dissapointed actually...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3115) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle obtained in a trade like a year ago . No idea who I have to thank , but thank you to a great trader either way ! 2009 vintage , 156/972 pours dark, dark copper. No real head . Smell is straight bourbon , very intense. Some dust and madeira. Soft carbo , taste is madeira , sweet , some earth , bourbon and oak . Rather thin mouthfeel , yet intense taste . Very nice , but perhaps too boozy for the ABV

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1206) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, honey, dark fruit, bourbon. Full bodied, sweet and boozy on the palate. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, bourbon, chocolate.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbarty91 (9) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Drinking from a bomber. Ar:Bourbon, toffee,sweetness Ap:dark brown with minimal head T:Big Bourbon flavor up front with toffee, malts and maybe some chocolate P: viscous mouthfeel, with a lasting palate O: delicious beer that I was happy to have had. Just wish it wasn’t so expensive. It was worth it though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottls, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big vanilla, dark fruit, some oak, nice bourbon, dark caramel, toffee, hints of roast, some yeasty spice. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, cocoa, nice oak, vanilla, nice oak, spice, some hints of booze, bourbon, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Brown pour with a small tan head. Toffee chews, burnt brown toast. Rich caramel. Not much barrel character. The taste is similar. Robust burnt brown sugar and a bit of roasted malt bitterness to keep the sweet flavors in check. Soft booziness, but not overwhelming. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle shared at Schouskjelleren, july 1st 2014. Dark red tinted brown body with a small tanned head. Sweet malt aroma with dark fruits, wood, vanilla, earthy hops. Massive sweet toffee and bourbon taste, accompanied by plum, raisin, rich complexity, warming sweet caramel and vanilla finish with a slight alcohol sting. Thick body, soft carbonation. An excellent beer for, with, as, instead of, before, or after dessert. Or any other occasion, don’t miss this beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Color caoba oscuro. Espuma beige. aromas de bourbon, maiz, platano, regaliz, pasas, madera. Cuerpo medio-alto, inicio dulce, bourbon, manzana, que se une a la madera en un final seco. Excelente.


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