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RATINGS: 1420   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1064) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
0.75 l - Creamy, boozy, malty wonderfulness in a tulip glass. Caramel color with light tan head.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at brewpub. A clearish ruby reddish dark brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar and soap. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, roast and ash. Finish is roast, burnt and sweet. Full body, slightly velvety mouthfeel and average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1737) - - JUL 15, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are large caramel, toffee, and some dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle at Svijet piva (World of Beers), Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja, Shotgun Fred and Marko. About a year ago. Black, small lasting tan head. Malty aroma, dry fruits. Bitter, but drinkable, dry. Alcohol present, dry finish. Not many notes on this one, shame.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle. Brown-ruby color, creamy foam. Aroma: wine, special malt, caramel, fruit, dried fruit. Taste: wine and malt, dried fruit, alcohol, prunes, port wine, powerful, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - pours dark brown with a reddhish hue topped with a beige head. Rich sweet malty aroma and taste, some caramel, molasses, dried fruit, sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2618) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Ooh yeah, now we’re talking. All the complexity and nuance of the other AleSmith brews that have recently made it to Texas but also featuring smoky, roasty notes. Delicious. Will definitely be stashing a couple of these away for a later date.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (1053) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 27, 2016
Murky brown color with tan head. Aroma has lots of dried dark fruit like raisins and dates. Taste follows with the dried fruits, brown sugar and caramel. Not overly sweet, easy drinking especially for the high ABV. Heavy body with sticky feel and medium carbonation. Really good scotch ale, one of the best I had.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1524) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Pours a dark cola color with a boozy malty aroma. Taste is a bit boozy with a sweet toffee flavor. A crisp dry beer with a bitter aftertaste. Dried candied fruit flavor throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fujimo2000 (75) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Pours dark chocolate with a light brown head. Smell and taste is burnt toffee. Taste is very boozy even though the alcohol content is lower.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1605) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2016
Tap @ CBC16. Pours dark brown, reddish, with a medium brown head. Aroma is tannic, licorice, malts, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is nutty, licorice, caramel, toasted malts, boozy.


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