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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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True to the Norgrove’s Scottish Heritage, this Wee Heavy is brewed with Scottish malts and lightly hopped with East Kent Goldings. Big and Malty sweet, this ale will have you hearing bagpipes. 2013 Great American Beer Festival - BRONZE 2001 California State Fair - SILVER 2000 California State Fair – GOLD


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s sweet and malty with notes of dark fruit and a very light peaty, roast note. Full bodied and smooth.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2945) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft - Toffee and toasted malts. Clear dark amber with a decent brown head. Caramel and whiskey notes with a long sweet finish. A little on the sweet but a nice Scottish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10607) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap @ Bear Republic. Dark amber colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit (raisin and dates), caramel, and brown sugar. A touch of toasted nuts, toffee, and maybe some alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and sugary. Tons of toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. A nice nuttiness. Light booze, some chocolate, and vanilla.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Bear Republic, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is very sweet, with notes of raisins, caramel malts, and syrup. Flavour is very sweet, bringing out shitloads of raisins, followed by caramel malt. Very sweet, but somehow not cloying, at least not in this small quantity. Solid, but not the most complex for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2574) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, nuts, sweetness and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Tap - pours dark brown with crimson highlights. Nice, full, thick lasting tan-white head. Nice malty smoke bread notes, hints of caramel-vanilla, definitely Scotch ale nose. Esters. Taste is biscuit, malted nuts, roast caramel. Medium to lighter bodied, fairly lively. Decent finish, with lingering nutty vanilla ester notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap at Eddie’s Roadhouse. Pours a rather hazed brown with a thin white head. Aromas of malt all over, sweet fruit and caramel. Big and sticky sweet, full of malt and caramel, a bit of toffee and some dark stone fruit notes. Warming esters and a touch of alcohol. Warm and sweet. A little sweeter than I usually like, but still fairly well balanced and smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours red/dark orange, hazy, off-white rocky head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma is malt, whiskey, fresh oak, pretty mellow over all. Flavor is subdued but scotch ale-ish with lots of oak flavor. Caramel with a bit of whiskey, nuttiness, and vanilla. Low/medium CO2. Body is medium/heavy and pretty drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2195) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Nice light enough fruit punch flavor to add dimension to the malt character and the Scotch type mouthfeel (like a broth) and typical peaty in sweetness finish with perhaps a little burn in the froth. hummm all in one sentence.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Tap @ Shorty’s w andy james feng dubra. Dark brown, light tan head. Light chocolatey aroma with some sweet fruit. Similar taste, kind of has the consistency of chocolate milk with a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Palate is a tad watery for me but still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with faint mahogany edges and a frothy one finger beige head.  Good retention slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly smokey aroma with lots of peppery spice and roasted malt.  Hints of bread, clove and pepper followed by toast, chocolate and caramel.   Medium bodied with a decent balance of  dark malt, zesty spice and dark fruit.   Spice is more prominent than expected with hints lots of peppery clove.  This is followed by hints of eye, toffee and caramel as well as some grape and dark berries.


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