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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This Barrel-Aged version of our Scotch-Style ale is matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to add layers of complexity to its rich, malty flavor profile. Notes of vanilla, oak and bourbon from the barrels combine with the beer’s profile of caramel and toffee to make this an utterly unique beer that we think you’ll love. Enjoy it now or let it mature in the bottle for years to come.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
Bottle #15/222. Clear medium to dark brown color with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coconut, bourbon - port, wood, vanilla. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat to soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100416]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
Alesmith Wee Heavy Barrel Aged #127, HUGE thanks to WeeHeavySD for the trade and KimJohansen for bringing this home. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is dark malty and fruity. Dark malty base flavour yet on the sweet side. Persisting caramelish. Slight more dry malty into the finish. Dark caramelish lasting impression. Subdued bitter and dark malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34334) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23432) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Deep mahogany colour, brief bubbly head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Sweet and softly malty. Full bodied and velvetty, chocolatey and syrupy with lots of bourbon and spun sugar. A massive and compelc beer with a richness that is seldom seen. The character of teh Wee Heavy is really well suited for barrel aging, and this is nicely done. In the finish warming alcohol prevails. A mindlowing beer. If there is anything i could change I’d try to make it less sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty woody caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty woody caramel toffee and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
4th September 2008. The saltiness of the non barrel version is now emphasised. Vanilla dominates and woody tones come to the fore surpressing the chocolate of the non barrelled version. Spirity warmth in the finish. Nice beer but the barreling detracts from the base beer in this case.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle at home ... Deep brwon red ... sweet vanilla bourbon nose ... big bourbon front ... toffee malts ... very rich ... very heavy ... way too much bourbon... heavy going... little chocolate.. 3.3

tk2 later that evening... big rich and toffee ... this definitly has a great mouth feel ... and quite a rich falvour... bourbon is still a bit much ... im maybe enoying it a bit more... but in a lot of ways a sesion all is just easier and more satisfying ... all in all its a bit of a conundrum 3.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21434) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle generously shared by GT2, thanks! Very dark brown, very reluctant large bubble tan head. Aroma of vanilla, driftwood, brandies chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate liquer, brandy. Barrel is not overwhelming, and I think adds to the flavor.

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