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RATINGS: 470   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark wooden brown with a frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving some small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel., biscuits, smoked grains, baked pears, vanilla fudge, charred wood, bourbon alcohol and roasted nuts. Taste is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, baked pears, pears, peat, moist soil, alcohol and moist hay. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, peat, charred wood, peat, moist soil. hay and bourbon alcohol. Tasty but I found it a bit too estery for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
I liked it in short samples. Murky brown flattish pour. Aroma is heavy bourbon and plums which is mostly all i get on the nose. Taste is very sweet and decadent but hard to drink. Slow sipper for sure. Plums soaked in bourbon, light tobacco, and leaves. Finishes sweet and boozey. Good but tough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2014
woah this was sweet. It was complex and great barrel flavors and all that . but waayyyyyy too sweet. I want to hook up a brewery i support but this was undrinkable after 6 ozs. Sorry bruh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1620) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, bourbon, raisins, honey. Taste is caramel, bourbon, raisins, citrus, dates, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2242) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours murky deep brown with flat light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, toffee. Taste is boozy sweet with vanilla, toffee, dried fruit. Body is rich and sweet with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Des vents de caramel vanillé envahissent la place immédiatement, tout se passe comme prévu. Le corps onctueux transporte sur ses courbes les sucres martelés par le bourbon chaud. Avec une telle bičre de base, difficile de se tromper....Surtout si on s’appelle Alesmith.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Big bottle thanks to Johan (non ratebeer). Sampled on October 31, 2014.
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, raisins, light smoked, caramel taste. Sweet, caramel, raisin aftertaste. Medium to high CO2 fizzy mouthfeel. Also vanilla, bourbon taste and aftertaste. Sweet, some alcohol, raisin, vanilla, bourbon scent. Lovely nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (160) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark brown almost black with no head. Strong wiskey smell. Taste smooth with some scotch notes. Really good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bomber - 2009 vintage. Super dark brown pour. Oily looking. Wood and vanilla. Super smooth. Lower carbonation. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (555) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2014 bottle. Aroma is milder with expected and features sweet and boozy bourbon and toffee sweetness. Murky dark mahogany-amber in color. Smooth-as-silk taste of very moderate bourbon (surprising since this beer is not even a year old), decadent caramel and toffee with faint baked brown sugar. A dry burnt barley taste becomes prominent late with a sweet-yet-woody finish. Very good, but not great.


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