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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale is based on our Wee Heavy Scotch Ale recipe, but with a little more-er alcohol. This traditional Scotch Lowland ale is one of our most popular brews. Some of you may remember the original Wee-Heavy from the days when North Carolina brewers could not brew beers containing more than 6% ABV. We would like to take a moment and thank the people of Pop-the-Cap for all their hard work. Gold Medal - 2002 World Beer Championships, Chicago

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3453) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2008
This is one style I would love to see more of. Bottle back from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Pours a deep mahogany color with very little head. Nutty, toasty, and sweet are the best words to describe this flavor. Aroma is nutty again with a little bit of purple fruit, plum and prune, hiding in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008
I was not all that impressed with this one. The flavor was just off. It was a dark copper color. It was smokey and I did not taste any hops. Nice aroma was better then the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2008
I loves me a good scotch ale, but this was just already. Didn’t really pack the rich maltiness that I love in my scotchmen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1944) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Pours a gorgeous copper with a massive frothy beige head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma is earthy, but not peaty, with a nice nutty character. Flavor is a bit sweet with a snap of bittering hops in the finish and aftertaste. Fully bodied, this one is so drinkable its dangerous. Very good, but I’m still missing the smoked peat flavor typical of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Pours a dark and murky brown color with a small, foamy, off-white head. Soapy spots do their best to stick to the glass, but most fail. The aroma is more toasty than most Scotch ales, scorched caramel malts and dark biscuit showing where peat smoked malts normally would. Earthy, grassy hops lend bittering balance to the mix. Flavors continue, more darkly toasted caramel and biscuit coming through, along with those same earthy hops. Medium bodied, this one is slightly over-carbonated and underwhelming overall. Decent, but pretty boring on the whole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
22oz bottle. From a trade with TURDFERGUSON, thanks Sam. Poured a very nice dark copper, white head. Light roasty maltiness, very good aroma. Toasty flavor as well. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Small off-white head atop light hazed copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some peat. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some peat, raisin, light cola. Low carbonation, sticky medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 25, 2008
brownish amber under a small off-white head. toasty caramel aroma with some nuts. flavors of nuts and caramel. i don’t notice any peaty smoky notes. a bit over-carbonated. light-medium bodied. malty, toast, and sweet pretty much sums it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2008
I’ve had both bottle and draught, but I’m writing the rating from a bomber. Pours a dark orange brown with small off-white head. The aroma is sweet and nutty, with some chocolate and wood notes in there, too. Flavor is bitter chocolate, some lumber, raisin, and some planty bitterness. A little bit of alcohol comes out in the finish, but leaves a caramel aftertaste. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Amber/brown pour with a two finger cream color head. Carmelly molasses and malt in the nose and the mouth. Solid medium body and good amount of hop character. Pretty clean finish. Their 2nd best beer I’ve had.

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