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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4481) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Draft at the new brewery. Pours hazy nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like smooth booze, nutty malt, earthy, woody, toasted, and dried fruits. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like booze, nutty malt, earthy, woody, and some dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (619) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2016
On tap at Mohawk Bend in snifter. Aroma is moderately strong caramel and roasted malts. Appearance is dark brown mahogany, ring of off-white head with nice lacing. Taste is dark fruits and caramel--covers alcohol well. Palate is medium bodied with average texture, average to lively carbonation, finish is long lightly sweet fruit. Overall, a classic representative of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2226) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2016
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 with Gus and I. Thanks! The pour is a dark dark ruby color with a light khaki colored head and a little bit of bubbly lace that falls to a collar. The aroma is sweet malt and caramel. There is a hint of booziness and a light metallic note that kind of deter this from being incredible. Chocolate and caramel really bring it back together on the back end. The flavor is also pretty good. That metallic tendency just exists, and the malts are very good. It's got a sweetness and a lovely caramel note. It's really good, aside from the light metallic. The mouth feel is a little watery with a nice carbonation and a sweet malty finish. It's complex and sweet, but the metallic just brings it down a peg. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1266) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is caramel, toffee, bread, sweet malt, just really good. Appearance is dark brown ruby, light light tan head. Taste is caramel, toffee, sweet malt, slight metallic, but other than that, everything I want in a Scotch Ale. Mouthfeel is medium body, soft carbonation, caramel aftertaste. Overall, this has been a wonderful journey from my very first scotch ale, a Founders Dirty Bastard. This is a beer I never thought I’d try. And now that I have, I’m very happy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2016
15.01.2015-Flasche-0,75L.Mahagony-Körper mit hellbraunem feinporigem stabilem Schaum. Aroma fast reintönig Bitterschokolade. Antrunk Malz,Portwein, Schokolade, leichte Röstbittere. Gegen Ende leicht pfeffrig. Tolles Bier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Type: 8-oz. draft Glass: Clear snifter glass From: AleSmith Brewing Tap Room in San Diego, Calif. Price: $4.25 Purchased: Jan. 9, 2016 Consumed: Jan. 9, 2016 Misc.: N/A Poured a dark mahogany color with two fingers of khaki tan, rocky head when I got it. Good spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Smell - 4.25) Smelled boozy scotch caramel, toffee, dark fruits, plum and roasty nuts. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted roasty malts, caramel, toffee, scotch notes, but not as pronounced as the nose, dark fruits and some dates. (Taste - 4.00) Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25) This was a very good beer for the style. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00) 3.98 89 B+

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (871) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Awesome beer..really smooth with beautiful scotch notes...lots of malt and smoke...fruit present and some hops...loved this beer...solid job alesmith!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2016
While the year AleSmith’s Wee Heavy helped to bring in was new, the beer itself was pretty old - well over a year of age. The year will inevitably prove to be just another shitty year. The beer was a thing of beauty. Dark brown pour with an impressive head for the booze and age. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, toasted malt, and chocolate cake. Flavors of smoked malt, charred caramel, roasted grains, and cocoa. Surprisingly, some hop bitterness was preserved. Not surprisingly, the booze note was warm and robust. A hell of a beer to aid the transition into the new year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1638) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
750 ml bottle from craft beer cellar shared with dad A: caramel, licorice, red fruits, prunes app: reddish brown with small beige head t/p: full body with sweet and long finish. Soft carbonation. Close to sticky O: a really good scotch ale. Complex it gets even better when it warms. Glad I bought this beer of exception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
750ml bottle consumed in NYE. Darker ruby, nearly black. Strong consistent tannish head. Nose has scotch and peat present. Little bit of chocolate in there as well. Taste has similar elements leaning on a heavy dose of chocolate with a good alcohol warmth. Roasted notes and malty forward essence. Dark fruit like prunes chine through. Feels like the type of beer that would knock you out but I’m a more than a wee bit of a fan.

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