IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red/brown, similar to Belhaven Scottish Ale, but darker. Minimal head that lasts an average amount of time. Initial taste is rather complex, with some caramel and a roasted flavor. Body is medium and moderately carbonated. Fairly smooth finish. A fine drink.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong caramel and toffee in the aroma. Mahogany brown body with generously dense off-white head that lasts nicely and recedes with some patchy lace. Sweet caramel flavour with notes of peat and a pleasant, roasty bitterness towards the finish. Aftertaste is very herbal with notes of mint. Very easy drinking though I’d prefer a bit more body. Bottle. Thanks, OKBeer!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep, dark mahogany pour with what appears to be a dense tan head. Really light malty aroma but not much. The taste is sweet malt and maple, a bit of plums but for the love of God, wheres the peat smokiness? Nice and drinkable indeed but I’d like something a bit more complex.
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and similar looking to the 60/. Aromas are sweet and malty with some burnt toffee and caramel. Flavours are sweet malts with fruit, quite vineous, yet dry. Has a fruity finish. Sweet but not sickly. Some hops spice in there, too. Pretty decent.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very interesting dark red brew with an off-white head. Thick sweet caramel aroma with a slight smoked quality to it and a bit of a brown sugar/molasses smell. Taste is smooth and rich with a malty warming sensation followed by lots of caramel and a tart taste in the finish.
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark clear red with a nice off-white head. Aroma is smokey and malty. Taste is sweet and very malty with notes of molasses, licorice, caramel, dark fruit and smoke. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Very bold, complex and flavorful. A great brew.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Updated 3 years later. Similar deScription but meets expectations. Bottle. Very dark amber with nice head and a spot of lacing. Malt aroma of burnt sugar with some hops. Very sweet malt taste. Dark sugar flavour. A bit short of expectations after their Scottish Ale and St. Andrews.
Frank (3721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smpled on nitro-tap so it looked like a brown beer from a nitro-tap, which I still think looks nice despite the fact that I know seeing it is precursor to a flat, boring mouthfeel. Weak aroma with a touch of that vomity nitrogen smell. Sweet and malty with a slight sour tang. Syrupy on the palate and flat (of course). I’d like to try this agian from a regular bottle. Sorry this rating turned out to be more of a critique on nitro-taps than of Belhaven Wee Heavy.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with thick rich head...smells malty and peaty with a hint of tartness...tastes almost the same...finishes smooth and thick...definately yummy...
drooge99 (4) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a serious ale that makes up in body what it lacks in flavor. Dry, not too aromatic. Taste reminds me of meat. I’ll have another!