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RATINGS: 1345   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This Scottish-inspired deep mahogany-colored ale showcases a rich, malty flavor profile of caramel and toffee offset by hints of roast and subtle smoke. The complex malty sweetness includes notes of dark fruit balanced by a subdued hop bitterness. Wee Heavy is incredibly nuanced and in a class of its own in terms of balance and sophistication. It ages very well and will keep improving for years to come.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2006
LCRBM: Deep amber brown with a lovely raisin, choc and caramel nose. Toffee flavours dominate with plesant raisins and plums. Heavy, smooth body. Really quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
This dark brown ale poured with a short tan head that lasted a while, eliciting a roasted malt aroma. The flavor is full-bodied with a hint of treacle, initially sweet but with a slightly bitter chalky finish. This is the ultimate example of scotch ale, providing a meal in a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Pours rich amber brown color w/ a bad comedian that only gets a small, shortlived rise from the frothy crowd. The poor guy is left w/ just a thin ring of followers. Aroma of sweet malty dark fruits w/ a mild coffee roast. Superfull nectar w/ lazy residual effers creates slightly creamy texture. Malt man malt man thick and sticky malt man. A sweet old fellow. Caramel, roasted coffee bean, cocoa, plum, and cherry flavors persist to the finish riding alongside a barrel full-o-hops. Robo Hop passes by and punches Malt Man in the belly then runs off. The friction leaves a light smokiness in the air and pushes up a few nuances of iodine and leather. The finish is long and sweet w/ a defined citrus rind component that digs in. A creamed, sweet coffee essence kicks in at this point then dissappears just as quickly. Overall: This beer is decadent, fat and soupy w/ a balancing hop act. Alcohol is well hidden. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
bottle. big lush malty aroma. medium body (suprisingly light for a wee heavy), big caramel-toffee flavor with alcohol present but mild. very clean finish. this is excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
This was freaking awesome. PIcked it up in Ohio. I loved everything about it. Deep black color with no head. Smells like Scotch, carmel, molasses, and only a hint of chocolate. Pretty carbonated. Has flavors of butterschotch, Scotch, Almond extract, vanilla, chocolate, carmel, and heavy cream. Very very fucking smooth. This is such a kickass beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2006
Absolutely beautiful pour brown, red and hints of orange on the edges with a thick lastin head. Obviously very malty aroma with an oh so slightly bitter astringency hop smell as well. KInd of like a candy bar in the mouth, not overly sweet at all, very earthy and yet smooth as can be. Really just a very complex malt body, caramel, roast, earth, and smoke. Truly a meal in a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 19, 2006 Bottle shared @ spuyten Duyvil, thanks to beastiefan2k. Pours a slightly cloudy deep amber with a thin lasting head. Aroma has a slight oxidation, very complex sweet malt, light smoke and peat, hints of coffee and chocolate as well. Very sweet flavor but not cloying, lots of thick sweet bready malts, molasses, and just a hint of smoke in the end, which I thought would have been a bit nicer if the smoke was increased a bit. Nice sweet and thick mouthfeel and goes down smooth. 9% abv is hidden very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 23, 2006
The aroma is a pleasent combination of smokiness, caramel, and light hoppiness. The color is mahoggony with a tan head. The flavor has a caramel sweetness, with undertones of smokiness, chocolate, molasses, and some hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Big thanks to Fordest for the bottle!
without a doubt one of the better scottch ales available. a dark brown pour with some light showing through on the edges. not much of a head as Iím sure the high alcohol has a part in that. wonderful scottch aroma and flavor. good stuff! thanks Sean.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Well, itís my highest rating ever, and at $13 a bottle, it better be. Hints of raisin, molasses, a warm winter blanket... mmmm. Visceral, beautiful, tasty. Need I say more?

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