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RATINGS: 1430   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma of roast, fruit, smoke, alcohol, and fruit. The flavor is smoke, fruit, molasses, smooth. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Wow. Tasty. Malt and yeast in aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, slightly nutty, molasses. Finish is bitter and warm. Nice thick sticky body on this one. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2006
22 oz bottle on 10/22/06. Deep mahogany under a small light tan head. Roasted grain, caramel, and dark fruity essence in a rich, sweet aroma. Low carboantion and medium/full body with a faint oiliness lead to a rich and satisfying mouthfeel. Dark fruit, roasted grain, brown sugar, and caramel dominate the flavor, although some bitterness comes in at the end to dry it up a bit. This is an outstanding Scotch Ale, simply delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Great dark pour with light brown head. Hints of roasted coffee and light hops. Flavor was much the same, the sweet malt melts away, and it gives you that nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours dark ruby with off white head. Aroma is coffee, hops, molasses, caramel, hops. Flavor is caramel, molasses, hops, coffee, and pine. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
750ml bottle. Aroma: Big, rich caramel aroma. Slight smoke, raisins, touch of earthiness, and vanilla. Big alcohol presence in the nose, as well. Appearance: Deep, purple tinged brown. Head was medium beige and foamy, but dissipated rapidly. Not much lacing. Flavor: Sweet malt, caramel, light smokiness, coffee, and dark fruits. Palate: Medium-full mouthfeel. Carbonation was pretty low. Beer seemed almost flat. Overall: This was good, but the lack of carbonation was a little off-putting. Just seemed a bit lifeless in my mouth. Have to get another one and re-rate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Poured very dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma was sweet malts, carmel, toffee, and scotch with a slight smokiness to it. Flavor was sweet malts, carmel, and bourbon. Didn’t taste any scotch in the flavor, just bourbon. The finish was sticky and sweet with the alcohol warming the throat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Pours a deep russet brown with a tight knit , lacy tan head, Aroma is hgue malaonoidin caramel. Malty caramel, and alcohol. The body is HUGE! The flavors are oh-so-lightly caramel and chocolate with hints of plums and the smoothest most balanced hops I can imagine. Just astonishingly well made. Alesmith’s house character shines through in another impossible to replicate beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Deep dark red with a firm tan head. Aromas of toffee, leather, vanilla, cocoa, earth, alcohol. Big bodied but not unbalanced in sweetness. Caramel, rum, brown sugar a tiny bit of smoke in the flavor. Warming alcohol finish. Exceptionally well balanced for such a big beer. Really no complaints but I must say that even some of the lower alcohol versions of the style take in a wider range of flavors. I miss some peat and possibly lactic qualities I would hope for. Still, a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Just a fabulous Scotch Ale. Pours from the bottle a dark ruby brown color. Sports a tight 1/4" beige head which fades to a light wisp. Minimal lacing. Rich, assertive aromas of dark chocolate covered cherries, butterscotch, caramel apples, molasses and smokey charred wood and alcohol fill the nose. Just a fantastic aroma profile! Moutfeel was fairly full, round amd smooth with just the perfect amount of carbonaton. Superb flavors of dark roasted malt, burnt caramel candies, dark chocolate, molasses, licorice and charred wood. The only slight flaw I would mention was the late palate and finish was a tad harsh and boozy with the alcohol pushing its way to the forefront a bit too much. Not well hidden at all. Definitely a great winter fireplace ale after a year or two of ageing.

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