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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 From tap: Pours dark brown with frothy head. Coffee and dark malt aroma. Scotch ale taste with loads of roasted malt and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9020) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel,toffee, fruittinmess and peat. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors oftoffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light peat with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (199) - - SEP 1, 2012
Puts a very deep mahogany color with little head. Drinking out of a bottle during the AU Clemson game. Not as good as the Founders dirty bastard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (1964) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a translucent blackish brown from the bottle with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla woodiness, and toasted grains. Taste has traditional scotch ale notes with the sweet maltiness and wood, but this one has a lot of roasted malts, almost coffee flavors. Intetesting, but not that good. NC is new to strong beers apparently, and this recipe is an amped version of something that wasn’t that good to start with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3052) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pours a darker amber color with a thick head. Some roasted and malted flavors to it that make it an interesting drink. Good fragrant nose on it that mirrors the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Draft at tap room. Pours. Dark brown with a thin khaki head that has a couple of splotches of lacing. Slight hints of caramel on the nose. Bigger caramel on the tongue with a hint of bitterness on the finish to clean things up. Fairly solid example of style but would need the peat thing on the tongue to launch into the stratosphere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2012
22oz bomber: This one pours a dark, clear caramel brown color. There was just a wisp of an off white head on it. Nice big malty nose to it. Mainly toffee, toasted malts and caramel. Just a hint of some earthy hops. Medium bodied. Toasted toffee malt taste, just a hint of bitterness coming through. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhwcinc (1347) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Luella’s BBQ in Asheville, NC during my honeymoon. Appearance is a dark cola brown with a thin white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is sweet with a light syrupy malt. Taste is pretty good, nice and malty, sweet, also pretty thick and chewy. Pretty high carbonation, syrupy, its ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcnealc31 (247) - Elida, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
ours nicely with a bigger head than most Scotch Ales, and that familiar deep amber color. Toasted malt and toffee are coming through in the aroma. Rather inviting. Surprising amount of chocolate in the flavor. Toffee and smoked malt are rather noticeable, as well. Hops provide just a bit of a bitter and dry finish, but don’t overpower anything, just as it should be with Scotch Ales.The 7% ABV give a bit of heat in the flavor and warmth in the finish. I like this Wee-Heavy-er Scotch Ale. Perhaps not quite in the top tier of the style, but the chocolate gives it a nice twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Thanks to mikesgroove for sending me this bottle. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with an off-white head. As expected, the aroma is full of malt, with heavy amounts of toffee and caramel, as well as a hint of chocolate. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of toffee and caramel, as well as some peat malt notes, a hint of smoke and some light amounts of dark fruit. The alcohol is also present in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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