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Blue Pants Big & Tall #1: Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Strong Scotch Ale. Sweet Caramel Malts. Notes of Dried Fruit. A slightly smokey finish. Aged in fresh Bourbon Barrels. Find a friend. Use small glasses. Enjoy the first Big & Tall Release Experience. Big & Tall Release No. 1


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (455) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at Taproom. Hazy brown with thin beige head. Aroma of bourbon and malt, and molasses. Medium/heavy body, bourbon, heavy malt sweetness, and caramelized sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Taproom, pours brown with off white head. Aroma of oak vanilla, bourbon, caramel. Taste is sweet, bourbon, caramel, chocolate. Sweet finish with alcohol warmth. Medium plus body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4291) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
More Alabama beer. Ok. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, maple, sweet malt, honey, booze, and hints of smoke. Flavor is similar with bourbon, maple, sweet malt, booze, and light smoke. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
22 ounce bottle, finally my Alabama tick! Poured a hazy amber color woth aromas of caramel, light bourbon, some vanilla, light earth and smoke with a touch of nuts. Flavors are the same big on caramel and booze, light earth and vanilla in aftertase, decent beer overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2013
Dark caramel color, and great texture. A big Scotch ale, and the Bourbon barrel aging gives it a vanilla aftertaste. Definitely an after dinner beer...

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bomber. Poured deep amber with a voluminous tan head. Once the head subsided, the aroma was sweet malt, some molasses, dark fruit. Flavor was rich malt, very sweet -- actually overly sweet -- some cherries and raisins, a touch of smoke. The bourbon is not overly strong but a little harsh. Mouthfeel is thick but not as thick as Id expect from a wee heavy. Nice but I was a bit disappointed. Way too sweet.


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