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RATINGS: 1421   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours dark with a decent size light tan head. Aroma of alcohol, slight roast, slightly smokey, molasses, and dark fruit. The flavor is smooth, smokey, dark fruit, slightly sweet up front, molasses, and a nice alcohol finish. Good body, great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2006
The quintessential scotch ale, wee heavy has a bracing fresh nose of baked bread, some yeast, and caramel sticky sweetness. Palate is amazingly smooth with soft carbonation. Flavor begins the same as the nose, but takes a turn for the richer, darker side with a plum and raisin character that is rounded out by a friendly smokiness. Chewy and intoxicating, this is an achievement in a brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2006
From 750mL Bottle. Pours a wonderfully rich, maroon tinged, blackberry color with a medium sized, long lasting beige head. Satisfying aromas of smoked malt gratify my awaiting nostrils, highlighted by luscious dark fruits - raisins, prunes, and lightly spiced fig. Iím getting some earthy tones of moss covered oak as well, coupled with some dried cherries and sweet, sticky sherry. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The dark fruits come out immediately on the palate, along with some dark molasses. These mildly spicy fuirts then recede smoothly to a fantastic smoky malt finish. Delicious, smoky, well balanced treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Black95tt: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a small slightly off-white dirty head with average retention. Aroma of sweat malt with subtle hints at dry fruits. Aroma is mix between some roasted malt with some dry fruits sweetness. Body is a bit thin for my own liking and alcohol shows a little bit. I would have liked a bit more of a smoky/peat aroma to make this truly wonderful but this is a very good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle, Very dark brown with lasting tan head. Light prunes and burned sugar in the nose. The flavor is intense and dominated by liquorice, prunes and lots of alcohol. Smooth lovely mouth feel and mellow carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste with hints of roast. Very good, but I could do with less apparent alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 Bottle bought straight from the brewery, drank it later that night. Boy is the alcohol overwhelming with this one. Great medium brown pour with medium head. Aroma was complex with strong spices. Mouthfeel was near perfect. Flavor reminded me of a DB, very earthy but sprinkled with dark fruit. Alcohol is very noticeable on the back-end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioGuzzler (40) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2006
My Alesmith, My Alesmith, why hast thou forsaken me?!? Iím assuming I didnít love this beer because of its age...itís very HOT... It just seems to be lacking in the smoky malty areas that define a good scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2006 Tasted with OhioGuzzler... Dark brown, pretty clear. No head. Smells a lot like bourbon from a charred oak barrel. Sweet malt, subtle roastiness, and some alcohol bite. No smoke flavor or other complexities. This might be one that needs more time in the bottle. 750 mL bottle, $12.99 from the Riverís Bend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSstout (5) - Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
This is a very distinctive and complex beer. Pours a transparent dark chestnut color. The aroma makes you imagine you are in the Highlands of Scotland. The smokey, sweet flavor is something like Scotch whiskey and molassas. I only wish it was distributed further so I could get my hands on it more often.

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