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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Descended from a notorious clan of Scottish lore, head brewer Dan Lipke channeled the Tartan tapestry encoded in his DNA to create a formidable Wee Heavy. The beer has been aged 100% in fresh bourbon barrels. Ask yourself, “Who needs to ride the lion?”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Mahogany pour with a light beige head. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste is fruity, bourbon, lots of carbonation. Malty base. oaky dryness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and dirty-orange with a brief, off-white head. The aroma is an odd, but pleasant collection of caramel, medium-dry brown sherry, raw beef and a hint of oak. Medium-bodied and sticky with adequate carbonation. The flavor is a tasty marriage of sweet caramel and boozy bourbon with a warming finish. Quite pleasant. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1592) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Hop City on my Atlanta visit. Pours murky amber colored with a toe finger creamy off white head. Nutty aroma with lots of bourbon and very dry oak, caramel, toffee, some vanill. Flavor is a nice blend of big time bourbon and lots of dark fruits, very oaky vanilla finish, caramels and biscuity malts abound. Plus bodied with more than adequate carbonation, smooth. Overall se nice things going on here. A bit dryer than I like my BA beers but stil comes together nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8202) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Bourbon, raisin, and caramel malt aroma. Cloudy brown with minimal head. Sweet rock candy/caramel malt, raisin, and mildly bitter herbal alcohol flavor. Nice body. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottom shared by Adrien, thanks! Pours medium caramel brown with just a few white bubbles. Aroma is brown bread under bourbon. Flavor is caramel, dark fruits, bourbon. A little thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3765) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
22 oz. bottle purchased at One Stop Market stamp on neck reads 6/19/2014. Hazy color garnet color with soapy lace. Aroma is very mellow bourbon and sticky figs dipped in caramel. Rather sweet flavors with a sticky mouthfeel from Toffee caramel and dark fruit. Bourbon helps round out the by adding a little alcohol burn with a warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6986) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pour on tap at Happy Gnome, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, molasses, dark cocoa into nice bourbon, vanilla, hints of oak with a hint of smoke, slight red fruits. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, molasses, dark chocolate, and a slight coffee tone into a bit of bourbon and vanilla, some earthy spice, touch of smoke, finishing sweet, slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6969) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a brown malt and bourbon aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with lots of bourbon and a warm alcohol trail.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3999) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
22 oz bottle. Garnet brown with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of wood, smoke, peat, toffee, raisin, lots of vanilla. Taste is of raisin, prune, oak, toffee, vanilla, and earth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4221) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. The look is reddish in color, beige colored head, and cliudy. The smell is wood, whiskey, malt, oak, caramel, burnt sugar, and fruit. The taste is sweet, fruit, caramel, sugary, tannins, and good.


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