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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
2009 bottle number 899 of 972. Thanks alex. nice aroma of carmel malt with some smokeyness. Not much head. Sweet smmoth flavor with a healrhy dose of boozw. Mellow finish. Toffee and a bit nutty. I’ve git more bottles at homeand we’ll be interested to see how it developed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbarty91 (8) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (6155) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4560) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (2185) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (532) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1086) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Pours like an impy stout. Black with a brown head. Aroma of sweet butterscotch, toffee, dark sweet fruits, sweet bourbon notes, nutty caramel and vanilla. Very nice aroma. The taste is rather sweet with notes of hazelnuts, vanilla, chocolate, dark sweet fruits, sweet bourbon, caramel and some alcohol. Very good and sweet Barley Wine! A real sipping pleasure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8114) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big thanks to Paulo, 2009 vintage, 28/06/14. Murky chestnut/mahogany brown with thin light beige spotting and edgework that soon dissipates to nyadda. Nose is toffee, light spice, dark malts, light bourbonic booze notes, sticky dark fruit mash, dates, prunes, brown sugar. Taste comprises caramel, spice, fruit cake mix, dates, toffee, figs, dark malts, woody bourbon pangs. Medium + body, fine carbonation, light alcohol in the close. Solid BA affair, well balanced, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUN 28, 2014
Awesome intense maltiness, some roastiness, caramelish, candy, vanilla, dark fruits, well noticeable BA wood impact with some warming whiskey in finish. Less choco than in non BA version. Sweet all the way with bittersweet finish. Huge, well balanced, interesting brew. Must try, but.. doubt that for that price I will buy it again. Maybe if it was 0.3 l bottle, but..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2009 Bottle shared at Manny G. It pours deep darkest red-brown with a small, bubbly beige head. The nose is soft, vanilla, dark fruits, roasty, berry, candy and caramel. The taste is roasty, toast, dried berry, wood, vanilla, sweet plum, jammy, booze, caramel and earth with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Rich and good depth. I think the aged version of regular may have been a touch better. Still very nice.

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