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RATINGS: 1426   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
750ml bottle. Poured clear but daaaark (almost opaque) mahogany into a tulip with a medium, diminishing creamy tan head. Georgeous. Nose is coffee and dark fruits, nutty with an alcohol background. Very reminiscent of a stout, but a bit more vinous. Big bite up front, bitter toasty malts and alcohol. Verrrrry vinous flavor, lots of sweet dark fruits and some wood. Sweet finish with warming alcohol and some bitterness on the back end. Moderate, velvety-syrupy palate with a nice alcohol tingle. Reminds me a lot of Speedway Stout, actually, but fruitier and without the ridiculous acrid coffee. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Deep amber color. Clear garnet. Long-lasting beige head. Rich, strong and smokey nose with alcohol coming forward. Concentrated malt taste with smoke. Deep layers of malt with molasses sweetness to offset. Finish is long; first sweet then a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
This ale took me from Ayatollah status straight down to lowly infidel with one glass. Then the second glass, well, let’s not talk about that. In any case, this is an excellent scotch ale. A definite treat to the taste buds and a force to be reckoned with. To say it’s a big beer is an understatement. To say this is the jihad and we’re just mere infidels, is about as spot-on as it gets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Ruby colour with a big beige head. Roasted malty, licorice, dried fruits aroma andtaste. Medium to full body with a light sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
Had on tap at brewery. Very dense and chewy with moderate roasted notes. A bit like a porter roast-wise but more subdued. Excellent broad malt profile, very rich and decadent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, wood and dried fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits. Good !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Tap @ brewery. Ruby color with a tan head and lots of lace. Aroma is malty-caramel, with yeast, roastiness and alcohol blended beautifully. Body is medium with light foamy carb and DRY! (underlined, in caps, w/!). That’s DRY!, damnit. Malt: dark fruits with prune, alcohol, light sugar, roasted malt, grapefruit rind and a chocolate finish. Not like any scotch ale I’ve had. Peter says he doesn’t use the yeast you’re "supposed" to use and I think that made a difference. This stuff is awesome on the tap or out of the bottle. Bottled it was fruity, lightly roasty and smoothe, most drinkable warmed up a little from the fridge, but not at room temp. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle. Aroma chocolate and molasses nice roasty malts. Pour was a deep dark brown. Flavor was smoked chocolate and molasses a tinge of caramel as well. Palate was nice full and solid character. Overall this was frigging good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4046) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2006
dark brown mohagany in color, smallish head with a white hue. wood, sweet smokey malts, molasses, scotch, cocoa dominate the aroma. flavor is initially very sweet with a lot of chocolate, a full body, and with a tinge of smokieness. The balance in this beer is just wonderful. None of the flavors dominate the others and it leaves a very pleasent taste on my tongue. Alcomohol is definitely present but not overwhelming either. Thick and chewy and oh so delectable. Havent found an alesmith i havent liked. Looking forwad to trying the rest of the fleet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2006
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. This beer pours a very dark amber color, letting nearly no light pass through. It’s head is large and cream and clings to the side of the glass very nicely. It’s a beautiful beer. It has a velvety feel in the mouth. I can taste butter and caramel. While swallowing the beer becomes very complex and hard to describe but quite delicious. Right as you think the swallow is done and you’re ready to think about the taste it has a nicely packaged suprise jolt of alcohol. All it needed was a red bow!

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