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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
660ml bottle. snifter. pours light brown with very little to no head at all. after a quick swirl, lots of wood aromas and bourbon. taste starts off loaded with toffee and caramel, but towards the end just before the alcohol kicks in, there’s a distinct vanilla flavour. i like it a lot. full bodied, thick and chewy. this a a big beer to sip on with a book in hand. cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Quelle bière! Un heureux mélange de houblon et scotch. Le scotch rend le goût de la bière très douce et laisse un arrière-goût de scotch.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidobutai (381) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Poured in low light, short lived head, great Bourbon aroma, better taste, vanilla and butterscotch, actually tastes like a higher ABV than 11. More please.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (942) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Medium caramel color, small off white head. Strong bourbon nose. Full body with a rich bourbon flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (702) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Aroma of bourbon, whiskey coloured with an off white short lasting head. Tastes like a smooth well aged bourbon. Creamy feel with a slightly sweet grainy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Orange pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma is vanilla, oak, and bourbon barrell. Flavor is BB, oak, vanilla, followed by a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied and fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Taste during RBSG, from a 22oz bottle. Orange amber color. Thin khaki head. Fine particles visible in the body. Decent bits of lace. Nice caramel, vanilla, butter scotch in the nose. Hint of smoke, light spice. Bigger body. Smooth, soft, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Moderate to bigger sweet taste. Light bitter, more dry finish. Tasty BA scotch ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
So I guess I have VerticalBaconStrips to thank for this one? Pretty cool, as he’s one tame fellow & it’s a beer I had wanted to try, but it appears I’m a touch against the grain on my reception of it.
The beer pours a hazy red with a decent head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very boozy, it’s got some light cherry and bourbony vanilla notes. The malt character is there, but it’s just buried by alcohol and barrel notes.

The flavor is boozy and malty. It’s nutty and sweet with some light tobacco... but again it tastes very strongly of alcohol... far moreso than of the other identifiable bourbon traits therein.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle from vertbaconstrips I brought to RBSG St. Louis. Pours amber with tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and lightly sweet molasses. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
750ml corked and caged bottle. Brown pour, decent head. Bit of oxidaiton up front, very nice caramel and dark fruit flavors. Not bad.


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