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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Shared by OhioDad at the Columbus tasting---Thanks so much Scott!!! This was the highlight of the tasting, and wasn’t a dissapointment at all. The pour was a nice deep, dark brown, with a faint head. The Aroma was full of brown sugar, vanilla, and oak.. The taste was hot, sweet, and full of a ton of malt, vanilla, and bourbon. I really liked the complexity of this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
From the Columbus tasting, shared by Ohiodad. This was pretty much the beer everyone was most excited about...myself included. Darkish brown pour with almost no head. The aroma was full of vanilla, bourbon, coconut and some malt. The flavor had some nice bourbon, chocolate and caramel notes. Boozey and smooth over the tounge, the body feels a bit thinner that the regular version. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2004 bottle #5 of 234 at O’brien’s in San Diego. Apparently it was the last bottle they had. Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Very sweet aroma. Malt and brown sugar dominate. Very balanced flavor. Truly knocked me out of my chair. Oak, caramel, and heavy malt. Definitely one of the best beers I have had. A true treat to have!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
The main event of the Columbus tasting. Poured a dark brown and even a little blackish. Aroma was very sweet. A little oaky, sweet, and brown sugary. Very well balanced and sweet. An extremely drinkable beer. I am so glad i got to try my first and hopefully not last alesmith ba beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle: Columbus tasting shared by OhioDad!! The beer everyone came for. Brown pour with very little head. Aroma, bourbon, oak, some maltiness. Flavor, lots of oak and bourbon, a hint of chocolate and caramel, some alcohol. Sweet and smooth, highly drinkable. I could easily drink a bottle of this all by myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Clear brown body. Coffee bean and dark sugary rum in aroma. Sweet fruity flavor - apple, pear, chocolate, light maple wood, and a solid core of milky-sweet dark caramel malt. A touch of alcohol in the finish but it’s complimentary to the sweet start. Velvety mouthfeel. A mature, well-blended, malty brew. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2006
750ml bottle #153 of 234 - via trade with Foolish_Mortal! - thanks Brandon! - Pours dark brown with a light tan head and a fair amount of lace. Aromas of oak, caramel, some alcohol, and bourbon. Flavor is oak, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, some plum and some earthy notes. Palate is very smooth.. Full bodied but so easy to drink with some warmth on the back of each sip.. Like sipping a good bourbon.. Wonderful brew..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle marked #77 of 234. Small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, no visible carbonation, and a brown hue. Malty, caramel, alcohol, sweet, and bourbon. Wow! Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel, bourbon, and light hop presence. Tasty indeed! I delight in this beer style and by my numbers this is definitely one I hope to have another opportunity to enjoy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2006 KP’s fest. Huge thanks to Degarth for sharing this beauty. Im sorry again for that ping pong paddle to the shoulder. This beer was damn good and something I really hadnt ever expected to try. Not sure what bottle # this was. Aroma is actually filled with moslty bourbon which became the them for the beer as it dominated most of the other flavors and aromas. Lots of wood, thick caramel, vanilla oakiness, and fruity esters. Very smooth and sweet flavor with lots of thick dark caramel malts, light herbal hops, and obvioulsy lots of bourbon flavor for a sharp, yet pleasant finish which included a bit of a tannin like astringency. Very complex and a phenomenal beer, but the bourbon was a bit too much overall. Thanks again Joe!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2006
btl 32/234 thanks to Blake a dark brown w/ hints of ruby in it some lightly visable carbonation w/ a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of oak and bourbon jumps out first then some plums roasty toasty malts definate alcohol notes all over. Palate is well coated full and lightly creamy. Flavor is roasty carmel light plums bourbon more sweet dark fruits some raisens definate oaks a hot alcoholic finish some syrupy notes. mmmm very good.

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