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RATINGS: 418   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 Thanks to Sk8viking for sharing (June 2006)- Brown with golden edge, no head at all; Very big , very deep and complex nose, which is very full: quite oxidized, with hints of both dry sherry and cheap port, lots of alcohol sharpness and lots of cheap Bourbon sharpness; Very soft and very full body, sharp and again a lot of oxidization, licorice sharp whiskey character. Very special like nothing I ever had before, a whiskey bourbon like sharpness, seams like the alcohol is almost brought along from the whiskey, very little carbonation, deep and complex but very strange. Tasted again in August 2007 7-3-7-4-15=3.6.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Thanks to JohnC for sharing this one at Noogfest. I really would like to try this one all by itself in a larger sample and on a clean palate. Thin head of brown over a deep brown body. Brown sugar and bourbon aroma. Very smooth and sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
75 cl bottle. #199 (2004) Thanx to Sk8viking. Brown colour with a very little head. Aroma of sour wine, caramel, sweetness and noteable alcohol. Alcoholic flavour with notes of caramel, toffee and some maltness, also a touch of bourbon. Ends up complex with notes of alcohol and sweetness. Very lovely and nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
2004. Pours with a reddish-brown body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s sweet and malty with lots of vanilla and oak notes...great bourbon notes. Can’t wait to try this with some age on it. Full bodied, surprisingly smooth and a bit warming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle 2004 #199 thanx to JohnC. Dark red brown colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malty, dark fruits, wood whisky aroma and taste, light alcoholic. Medium to full body with a light dry, warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2010 Bottle, 2004-edition. Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of dried fruits, wood and caramel. Sweet flavour of dried fruits, wood and caraamel with light dusty notes. 9-3-8-4-17 Bottle # 127/222, 2005 edition. Huge thanks to yespr. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of dried fruits and caramel. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish. 8-3-9-4-17

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3052) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Bottle 2004. At sk8viking´s. Pours a clear red/brown with a tanned, dimminnishing head. Smells portlike. Very sweet with aromas of prunes, vanilla and lots of oak. Reminds me a bit of a mild, sweet port. Very full bodied. Crisry dry finish. Very nice.

Rerated at toncatcher’s... perfectly same score.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a clear orangey brown with a very limited head. Aroma of raisins and bourbon - a very distinctive and pleasant aroma that is. Good, full body, slightly tart with massive alcohol. Notes of dried fruit - raisins in particular - raisins soaked in rum, or rather Bourbon as the oak and vanilla really shines through. Lots of roasted malt. Subdued bitterness. A lovely brew. 020606

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
Bottle #199. The color is deep red with a slight hazy hanging in the beer and with no head. The aroma is very sweet and very malty with strong notes of caramel, but also with signs of the alcohol. The flavor contains strong notes of wood and alcohol, combined with notes of caramel and vanilla, as well as light notes of whiskey. The alcohol tickles the tongue while drinking, and mouthfeel is thick.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
This scotch ale pours a deep mahogany color from a 750ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is bourbon and oak, malty and smoky. A medium to full bodied scotch ale. Malts are dark fruits and sweet, Lots of subtle oak and bourbon flavors. Hints of caramel and sweet. There was some butterscotch but it disappeared after a little while. There is some peat and smoke as well Very full, creamy, and smooth mouthfeel. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of bourbon.


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