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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Castles and kilts, peat bogs and bagpipes... this scottish style wee heavy is brewed with the purest scottish malt and is nice when it’s cold outside. Best enjoyed with haggis, weeps and tatties, or with your favorite scotch. Slàinte mhòr agad!

World Beer Cup 2010 Silver Award - Scotch Ale Category

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Gorgeous garnet color, clear, glowing, no head. Fruity aroma and fruity taste with some high alcohols, bit of honey sweetness, nice. at tap room

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle. caramel/amber colored pour. fuller syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet scotch ale, very sweet maltiness, lighter peat & smoke than expected. Malt bomb, decent mouthfeel, slightly sticky. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Mat c&g tasting. Aroma is wood sweet musky moldy. Taste is barleywine, raw malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1230) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bomber bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ a medium slowly fully diminishing beige head. Big vanilla and malty aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet with a light bitter finish. Tastes are vanilla, malt, and rum. Full bodied and very warm finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours brown with near white head. Aroma of carmel, raisins, and booze. Taste of bready malts, scotch, dark fruit, and more alcohol. Good brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DaBearSox (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
• body- high body, low carbonation • aroma- Brown Sugar, Molasses • flavor- Caramelized malt, raison, slight roast • finish- Creamy, sweet, rich, warming

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1480) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
January 1st, 2012 - I love Wee Heavies. I adore Dry Dock. This should be a no brainer. Dry Dock’s Wee Heavy may not have been a brew that I had the pleasure of drinking fresh from the tap on site like the good old days in 2011, but it’s a damn fine beer out of the bottle too, capturing the essence of the Scottish flavors that the brewers seem to have been aiming for. Darker brown in complexion with dashes of red and a head that quickly flees into the beer, this wee heavy looks placid, calm and saturnine. Dark, ripe raspberries and chocolate decorate the aroma, which is deep and sweet, but also a tad bit "chemical." Any wafts of cleaning agents in the aroma are quickly forgiven as I savor the taste and heavy palate. Deep notes of raspberries lurk like crocodiles in murky water, and a deep, sweet and abiding maltiness lends its weight and substantive flavor to form the center of the beer’s flavor. The aftertaste features a boozy burn, with a ladle full of the chocolate covered raspberry flavor taming some of the ethanol’s sharpness. One notable absence is that peaty flavor that often appears in scotch ales. Tasty, boozy and filled with all the elegant sweetness of a jam, yes, but scottish enough to don the bottle in a kilt? No. As it warms, new flavor dimensions appear, including a lovely caramelized, baked sweet potato earthiness, but still no flavors plucked from the Highlands. Nonetheless, this is an exceptionally tasting beer, suffering only from a somewhat strange nose, and a pedigree that doesn’t have a proper clan tartan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfrato (110) - - JAN 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Great beer, whiskey aroma, malty middle with a smooth whiskey finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1422) - - JAN 21, 2013
Aroma is very sweet caramel with a hint of peatiness. Pours dark brown with a decent head that dissipates quickly due to high carbonation. Tastes very sweet with sweet malt and caramel flavors. Excellent scotch ale! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Tap @ Dry Dock on 1/14. Pour is dark. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, carmel. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness. Not my favorite style.

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