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RATINGS: 1364   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle. Really lovely stuff. Drier than most scottish style ales i’ve had, but thats not necesarily a bad thing. Some light sweet caramel and vanilla in the start, with some licorice and roasted malt towards the end. Slight tart bitterness in the finish, extremely tasty stuff, i want more. MASSIVE THANKS TO CLARKVV. Glad i got the chance to share it with everyone at the Low Countries Gathering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
No#15. This is my first alesmith so looking forward to it. Aroma is reaosnably fruity with a nice balanced sweetness. Taste is quite different with malt and some bittering hops making for an excellent little beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle at LCRBM. wow, just great. aroma: malt, wood(oak), coffee and licorice. taste: coffee, nutty, figs, raisins, sweet, bitterish, malty. finishes sweet, nutty, bitterish and very long. full bodied, not much co2. alc. is well hidden, well balanced, complex beer. GREAT.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
Bottled at LC-RBM. Coffee and licorice aroma. Black color, beige/yellow creamy head, good lace. Very sweet, well hopped, licorice, date, smooth, sticky, very well balanced. Like a very good strong scotch ale with American hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8566) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Small yellow-brown head; darker brown beer with Burgundy highlights. Smoked, nearly tarred nose, and some roasted malts. Toasted bread with butter, and Islay malt aromas. Smoked toasty taste, sweet and a bit caramelly, but in a nice, not cloying way. Apricot flavour retronasal. Smooth, slick, even viscous, much more than expected from a Scotch ale. Great, even when some unusual characteristics; good catch whoever brought it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle at the RBG Low Countries 2005 tasting session
Off-white, clear brown-black body. Nose of straw, molasses, coffee, liquor. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter initial flavour. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter (long) finish. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. The 9.5% ABV isn’t apparent at all. Very smooth beer and well-balanced. Not a flavour-bomb, which I like in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Butterscotch nose with a dark iced tea body with a dense lasting head. Caramel sweetness, husky, honey, very light smoke, brown sugar. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - OCT 3, 2005
nut brown w/ a small head. alcohol aroma w/ note of malt, smoke. full bodied, flavor dominated by scotch, still well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2005
This one kind of fell apart for me. The sweet ness was totally separate from the bitter alcohol component. Needs better blending of opposites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 Pours a dark garnet red color with a thick, medium-dense light tan head. Sweet roasted malt notes in the aroma with a bit of subtle smokiness, red berry fruits, soft earthy spiciness, and brandied caramel. Deep malty flavor profile anchored by sweet alcoholic caramel/toffe maltiness with structured smokey roasted grain flavors woven into a superbly assertive though perfectly balanced body. Posesses an excellent roasted bitterness character in the big, full mouthfeel that is incredibly lively despite the dark, heavier flavor profile alongside a lovely perceived oxidation characteristic. Exceptionally well-balanced alcohol character that has an appropriately long, warm finish.

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