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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
airrick2003 (867) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Appearance: pours with a thick tan head, the beer is a very dark brown with hues of maroon or ruby at the edges, head dissipates pretty quick Aroma: creamy, sweet, dark roasted malt, smells good but faint Taste: some toasty grain, a slight bitter finish, not very sweet, pretty good Palate: average carbonation, moderate mouthfeel, leaves mouth dry Overall: kind of a simple scotch ale but it’s really good, highly drinkable, the alcohol is very well hidden, not overly thick on the tongue like some other scotch ales

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sample @ French Broad during RBWG. Deep amber pour. Roasted malts, sort of ashy. Honey and toffee sweetness. Pie crust dropped in compost. The taste has some bitter dark roasted coffee character. Almost ashy. Toasted nut and peanut brittle. Toffee. Smooth and oily, substantial. Nice effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Can to tulip. Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent amberish brown with foamy off-white head. Smells malty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with a bit of roast/toast. Average on the palate. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (847) - - MAY 18, 2014
Had on tap at the ball game. Just average for me. For a beer with a heavy-er in the name I expect darker, fuller mouthfeel and less carbonation. Pours an amber/brown somewhat transparent color. Aroma is mostly sweet malt - toasty, caramel, toffee. Easy drinking and somewhat balanced but too much on the malty team for me. Not much complexity. Not bad, just not all that interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft at the brewery during RBWG. Pours a clear dark amber to brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have, well, malt, malt and more malt. Caramel, toasted bread, mild earthy notes, hints of buttery toffee. Decent, but no complexity here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndhoeh (2) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
Nice smooth beer. Good amber coloring. Great with food or just hanging out. Drink this one regularly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle shared via Dmac; much thanks as always dude. Pours out a moderate reddish hued brown with a small off white head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, light toast, some earthy notes. Taste is toffee, caramel, earth, toast, milk chocolate, burnt grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
22oz bomber from the brewery during RBWG. Poured a thinner density foamy super light beige head sitting on top of a deep brown body with orange/brown edges. Aroma is earthy, peat, light chocolate, bad citrus, wet old mowed grass.Flavor is actually a bit better with lots of similar notes. Earth, peat, chocolate, some old grass, dough, touch of nut shell and tea. Solid, better with warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear brown with a modest, mostly-white foam head. Very tasty stuff with a rich malt character, including notes of ripe fruits, dates. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Creamy texture. Sugary finish with mild warmth, bread, alcohol, more well-ripened fruits, dried fruits. Quite tasty and nicely executed for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Highly carbonated clear brown pour. Okay head. Nose is brown sugar, cherry juice box, raw malt, mild vegetal DMS. Taste is vegetal, lemon, dogfood, tart. No...

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