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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This Scottish-style wee heavy ale is deep ruby in color, full in body with a sweet, malty finish. A great beer for late Fall or early Winter. If it ain’t Scottish it’s...!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Muddy brown, thinly topped. Slightly malty aroma. But the big, sugary character is a bit of an initial shock. But this settles into a nicely rounded, fully malted beer, easy to drink yet meaty. Well done. (#5356, 12/9/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5969) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pretty good for style. Pours maroon with good head and lacing. Some musk and oak. Light mash malt. Some sweetness in finish. Tap at Giant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Glen Allen. Mahogany pour with a short tan head. Aroma is chocolate, toasted malt, caramel and soft smoke. Taste is smoky malt, caramel, chocolate and sweet malt. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation and is slightly chewy. Ends with more caramel, smoky malt, light chocolate and soft cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
This one poured a lighter brown with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, toast and grass. Falvor was similar, semi sweet and watery, malty with small hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Rich deep caramel coloured body with a rich, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, toffee, caramel, nuts, earth and some light metal. Full-bodied; Strong very earthy malt flavours throughout with a lot of sweetness from nuts and caramel, but a ton of alcohol and malt presence and body. Aftertaste shows a touch of raisin, some grapes and figs, but the alcohol depth and hint of metal shows through. Overall, a rather pungent scotch with a very nice and full body, but perhaps showing a bit too much without regard for mellowness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Trader Joe’s in Washington (West End), D.C. on 24-October-2014 for US$1,67 sampled at home in Washington on 01-December-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5226) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to Michelle. Nice pour. Tan head. Creamy. Light caramel taste to a fairly moderately sweet beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12, Listed at 8% & 20 IBUs on the menu

Aroma: The nose is mostly caramel and toffee malts with a little bit of booze
Appearance: This one pours a clear caramel color with a foamy beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: It has the same malt profile as the nose, and it rather malty, a little sweet, and a hint boozy
Palate: The body is medium (leaning light), it has a little bit of heat, a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Though this one was not an absolute winner, it did have some pretty solid components to it, and made for a solid Wee Heavy. I could certainly see drinking it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap at Rustico during the Devil’s Backbone NoVA launch. Served in a taster glass. Pours a decently-dark brown color with a good tan head. Spots of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some sweet caramel, and a bit of bread and toffee. Mild sweetness to the flavor and just a hint of fruit in the background. Body is medium. Good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Barley nose with caramel highlights, hints of peat and cranberries. Crystal clear copper, thick yellow head, fair retention. Peat and elderberry flavor, evident, but not in your face. Dried leaves are ever present. Boozy, but light to medium body. Wonderful choice for an autumn beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Growler pour. Pours clear ruby/brown with thin, fizzy beige head; shirt retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, figs, dates, light grassy hops, and some sugar. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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