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RATINGS: 1411   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 17/20
marcus (8696) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barleyPops (1142) - 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 I’m sure the high alcohol has a part in that. wonderful scottch aroma and flavor. good stuff! thanks Sean.

   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3042) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Aroma:Caramel,brown sugar,fruity... Appearance:Clear brown,light beige head... Flavor:Caramel,light watery,alcohol... I think this beer need to old...It was not so great the all say.........

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Bottle purchased in Los Angles, CA. Pours to a deep caramel to brown color, with a thick, tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is sweet and malty, with lots of good aromas of caramel, pipe tobacco, and hints of butterscotch. The palate is soft and full with lots of big sweet and caramel malt flavor. This beer finishes with big sweet and caramel malt flavor up front, then ends with a warming, soothing burn that lingers with more sweet malt. A cloying, but delicious beer, with fantastic sweet malt character. Excellent Wee Heavy, and a wonderful beer to match with a rich desert, or a perfect night cap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Draft @ Papago. Pours dark brown and clean with a white medium head. A very pleasant sweetness starts the beer, in connection with caramelized sugar notes and mild burnt chocolate. This beer is very smooth on the palate and easy to drink, maybe too easy. Nutty dark roasted malts, dominate but nothing overly aggressive in this beer. I did not find the smokiness in this one but maybe I missed it. Great medium full mouthfeel. "Hiccup!!, OH excuse me!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
My gift to myself for successfully defending my Ph. D. Gorgeous thick orange beer wtih a thick sticky off-white head. Aroma is sweet and matly, orange peel, prunes/plums, dark sugary maltys, strong peppery EtOH aroma inside of all of the strong maltiness. I don’t get any smokiness at all. Some lighter malts (brown sugar, light crystal, honey) in here as well. Rye bread sweetness. Sweet caramel, dark bread, fairly complex, but clean (i.e. no strong yeast) malt profile. Well-balanced between maltiness and bitterness. Finishes a bit drier than the flavour and aroma would suggest. I don’t know how old this bottle is, but I suspect I would have preferred this beer fresh. Still a very tasty barleywine-type beer. As the temperature rises, there is some strong licorice that comes through. Nice brew.

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