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RATINGS: 1371   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Easily amongst the best of the Scotch Ales that I’ve ever had. Has a nice malty sweetness that isn’t too sticky. The look of the beer is awesome from the bottle to the color to the foam. Nice. Very nice. Creamy palate. Full but not too heavy. This is basically the perfect scotch ale. Fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Garnet pour, rich malty aroma and some peat smoke. Flavor is rich malty and decadent, toffee and light caramel. Wonderful mouth coating finish, a dream in the 750 ml bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
Small sample from bottle at camping ratebeer ’14. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has molasses, raisins, malts and quite some sweetness. Taste has some chocolate, malts, sugar and raisins. Medium body and soft carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBunker (954) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep burgundy with a big foamy off white head. Aroma is of pine, hops, alcohol, and smoke. Taste is of pine, smoke, caramel, sugar, and very slight hops. Lingering taste of sugary tobacco. After a few sips, a fair amount of oak starts to come through. Has a nice warming booze bite. Mouthfeel is creamy and decently carbonated. Tasty, boozy, and easy to drink. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2158) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2015 750ml. bottle. Pours a deep brown red mahogany color with a nice thought foamy frothy khaki head that hangs around. Aroma has heavy burnt caramel toffee sugary nose slight spice a little wet tobacco. Taste is smooth caramel toffee malt roastiness and wet tobacco subtle brown sugar, raisin plum qualities. Nice! Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (250) - - SEP 6, 2015
750ml bottle. Dark brown colour, beige foam head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, roasted, woody, nutty. Taste is sweet malty, roasted note, bready, with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, nutty and earthy spicy grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering malty finish. A perfect beer to end the evening! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4802) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2015
sample at mickey’s. Strong and caramel. Lots of complex toasty, nougat, and caramel flavors. This is interesting and strong but the complexity has you going back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (809) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
DUft: karmel maltet sødlig vanilje smag: maltet karamel sødme rosin vanilje lidt rosin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (475) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
BOD 2/11/14. Pours a clear rich mahogany. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding, but of moderate intensity, complex nose of caramel, dark fruit (fig, date, raisin, prune) and molasses with a touch of alcohol. Light full body with an almost creamy texture. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a robust finely bubbled burst in the finish. The outstanding flavor profile is reasonably intense, complex and well balanced. It doesn’t quite cover the alcohol and lacks the robust flavor of the world class Scottish Ales. It begins with a wave of dark fruit - mostly prune, but raisin and fig are evident. Towards the middle tobacco is present as the malts begin to assert themselves. A moderate sweetness constitutes the middle as caramel and molasses. The heavy prune notes are always present, but are somewhat balanced in the middle. The finish is a slow fade of prune and molasses coupled with a bit of an alcohol bite. Dial the alcohol back a point or so and this could challenge for world class. The alcohol tends to overwhelm the rich flavors this ale has and results in the prune flavor dominance noted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (577) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Embouteillée 29/10/2013, bue apres 22 mois. Robe brune orangée aux reflets rubis. Léger col de mousse. Dentelle epaisse et collante. Arômes de cassonade, sucre d’orge, anis, raisins secs, baies confites, figues, pointes de café moka. En bouche, cassonade, sucre d’orge, anis. Beaucoup de baies. Un sucre résiduel envoûtant. Une finale de chocolat au lait et legerement amère. Texture épaisse, corps d’une rondeur superbe. Un pétillement faible qui permet d’apprécier les différentes saveurs. Haut taux d’alcool imperceptible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (510) - - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle 0.7l from Svijet piva in Zagreb. Hazy dark brown liquid with big beige head. Aroma of vanilla cake. Very sweet and a bit alcoholy but has very nice taste of vanilla and cake. Strong vanilla taste.

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