BucannonXC5 (1423) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 8-oz. draft
Glass: Clear snifter glass
From: AleSmith Brewing Tap Room in San Diego, Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 9, 2016
Consumed: Jan. 9, 2016
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+
johnnymusky (888) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome beer..really smooth with beautiful scotch notes...lots of malt and smoke...fruit present and some hops...loved this beer...solid job alesmith!
MetalNHopHead (1424) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
While the year AleSmithís 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.
punkska101 (1736) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
commonmac (1043) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 Iím a more than a wee bit of a fan.
commonshawn (1048) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle with commonmac. Dark brown with medium frothy white head. Malty and alcohol in the nose. Soft, heavy alcohol, malt, boozy. Creamy body. Chocolate, drying, heavy alcohol. Itís more than a wee heavy.
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Raisins, dark cherries, fruit cake, port wine, oak, toffee.
A- Dark mahogany color, dark liquid, beige head.
T- Oak, dark cherries, cola, medium bitterness, dark fruits, red wine.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- Vintage 5/2014. Two years of age was beautiful. Very complex body with so much going on. Hard to find anything wrong here. Delicious!
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich and back-to-dark-purple in the glass. Aromas of raisins, dates, grape musts, syrup, pine. Full and even lush on the palate, with a long finish. Brings the saltiness out of cheese. Currants, raisins, figs, and totally delicious.
tsd08460 (815) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: caramel, bread, roasty, smoke,
Appearance: ruby red, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
craftbeersweden (574) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark mahogny, dark brown with a two finger, beige head that leaves a lot of lacing.
Nose: A sweet nose of caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee and molasses. Dark fruit, raisin, plum, vanilla, oak and honey.
Taste: Soft, smooth taste of caramel malt, vanilla, candied sugar, honey, molasses, prune, raisin, tobacco and wood. So beatiful!
Mouth: Very smooth, full body with a great texture! Soft, creamy and almoust perfect carbonation! The beer fills my mouth with pleasure and pure happiness! The ABV at 10% is very well hidden and is only there to bring all the flavours to the beer.
This i so fantastic! I have found another favorite beer today. Alesmith (almoust) never dissapoints me despite my high expectations. Wee Heavy is another beer to add to this "must have" list!
Ok. I admit it - Iím a sucker for great Scotch Ale and this IS just that!