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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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First we brew a Wee Heavy - a strong Scottish ale, rich in chewy malt character. Then we age it in American bourbon barrels until the bourbon, malt & oak flavours are in perfect balance - Och Aye! An excellent digestif, this beer goes great with dessert (or your favourite chair on a cool night), and will surely awaken your inner Braveheart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. Hazy amber with just a little off white foam. A bigger bourbon aroma. Rich malts. A bold flavor is huge malts, bourbon, wood, and something floral. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yeyeboy (8) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
Bière très riche et complexe! Se déguste comme un bon scotch. Une bonne bière pour finir la soirée, un dessert! Très bon! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milara (36) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Une robe rubis avec une dentelle qui s’accroche au verre. D’abord un arôme subtile et une première gorgé où le bourbon se démarque. Mais le goût évolu avec le temps et on découvre le scotch ale de plus en plus. À un certain moment, ca me fait même penser au Pina Colada, lorsqu’il est fait avec du rhum brun vieilli. Bonne texture et belle complexité. J’adore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1012) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle, 04/28/2014. Pours deep mahogany, ruby highlights, medium light tan head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma is rich, fruity caramel malt, lightly toasted brown sugar, vanilla coconut, full bourbon finish. Taste is fruity, mild banana-like notes, caramel and chewy bourbon notes, heavy wood, vanilla. Medium heavy body, round and full on the palate, bourbon quite strong but works well here. Quite nice, great BA Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (1955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bomber from Broue Ha Ha. Light mahogany with a light tan head. First sniff of this made me feel disappointed as it was very sweet and unbalanced - lots of brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, stale caramel, some booze, a bit of marshmallow, grainy. Mild carbonation and boozy sweet body, becomes somewhat dry and fruity. I just don’t think the fruit and barrel treatment combined with the malt profile work for me...to each their own though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (750) - - APR 5, 2014
Sweet, vanilla, huge bourbon in the aroma and taste. Smoke, brown sugar, molasses coming through as it warms. Thicker mouthfeel. Heavier than youll ever be and you’ll be on your ass if you dont share this with minimum 2 friends

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cleverlobo (313) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle; brown, cloudy, with small brown foam; aroma-very sweet, vanilla, woody, leather, maple syrup; heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simardsam (115) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Brune trouble, presque opaque, aux reflets orangés. Nez sucré, de cuir et d’alcool. Goût sucré, de whisky et de fruits. Elle est puissante et se laisse savourer tranquillement, très tranquillement... c’est quand même 11 % d’alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jauneattend (50) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Style Scotch Ale, sucré sans amertume. Prendre fraîche, pas trop chaude pour ne pas gâché le gout caramel, toffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (927) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Nearly opaque muddy brown pour with a fairly minimal tan head that leaves just a lace of head after 22 seconds. On the nose we have a melange of vanilla and peat smoke and bourbon and brown sugar and wooden barrel. Great on the palate as well. The alcohol is present but quite light for the 11%ABV this stuff touts. All the elements from the nose come out to play again. There’s a light sweetness in the warm finish. I’m a fan.

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