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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of deanso. Pours a dark brown beer with thin off white head on top. Aroma really has loads of bourbon, wood, sugar, caramel fudge and vanilla. Some faint dark fruits in the background, overpowered by a massive malt bill. Flavor is very sweet, barrel characters, molasses, vanilla and bourbon. Long cloying finish, very sweet. Very sugary, but sure as hell one great beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma has loads of bourbon, leather, spicy, vanilla, oak and quite some vanilla. Flavor is quite spicy, stophoest, licorice and roasted malts. Great balance, very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of strong bourbon/vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, booze, toffee, sweet soy. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3803) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, thanks Dean. Aroma is big bourbon, some alcohol, caramel, malt, vanilla etc etc. Flavour is huge bourbon, caramel, malt. Roast, chocolate, bourbon. Stophoest. LRAB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
66cl bottle courtesy of a trade with Dennoman, thanks. thin tan head. Bourbon aroma. Clear black pour. Lots of bourbon. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (1718) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2012 bottle, pours plum amber, silky light cream hued head. nose of raisins, plums, bourbon. taste is all of the above. bourbon is most noticeable on the lingering finish. slight booze burn finishes an otherwise creamy silky full body. MOAR!!!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap poured into a 4oz shaker sampler glass. This starts out with a strong aroma of chocolate covered cherries and bourbon. This fades and the smell of chocolate turtles begins to take over as this mellows (chocolate, caramel, and pecans). The body of this beer is a rich, dark caramel color with an off-white head that retains well and leaves a moderate amount of lace on the glass. This has a well balanced taste of medium-high sweetness with a medium-light bitterness. This is a full bodied, thick, but smooth textured beer. This has a really soft, creamy carbonation that finishes with a roasty, nutty, chocolate note. the aftertaste is the same as eating a turtle - a bit salty and sweet. There’s a nice bourbon warmth to this one too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2004 bottle (166/239) at the RBWG grand tasting
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel and woody. Flavors of caramel, woody, some hot alcohols and oak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle graciously shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a slightly hazy copper with minimal head or lacing. Aroma and taste are both big on the barrel with a nice maltiness, brown sugar and caramel, but not crazy sweet. Age has definitely treated this beer very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Sampled at rbwg. Tne 10th anniversary of this beer. Bottle number 246 of 239 from 2004. Reddish dark brown. This smells really nice. Raisins and wood with bourbon. Bourbon is tasted girst and it nrings huge warming. It causes me to sit as my legs seem to fade. Raisins again. Brown sugar. This has held up so well and has not shrunk from anything. My face is numb. Awesome.

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