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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Wee Heavy vieillie en futs de bourbon pour entre 4 a 8 mois. /// 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 2, 2012
The pour reveals a cloudy brown color with a thin light brown head. Nice aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel and baked raisins. Very good flavor of bourbon, vanilla, baked raisins and caramel, it’s complex and the sweetness is not overboard. The body is medium with a vinous texture and soft carbonation. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (346) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
650 ml bottle. Clear dark brown-red with thin head. Nose is barrel, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, earthy moss. Taste is the same, mildly warming. Very well balanced I get just enough barrel and scotch ale maltiness. This is a satisfying sticky sipper that goes down too easily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (648) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Robe brune tirant vers le rougeâtre, léger col de mousse blanc qui disparaît tranquillement. Dentelle epaisse qui laisse la mousse se coller aux parois du verre. Arômes de bourbon, vanille, caramel salé, bois, toffee, alcool, canne à sucre. Un équilibre et une complexité à revendre. C’est doux, soyeux et la haute teneur en alcool ne semble pas vouloir se mettre à l’avant-plan. En bouche, encore là c’est superbe. Beaucoup de bourbon et vanille. Le caramel et toffee perçus au nez reviennent également en force. L’alcool se manifeste également mais s’agence bien avec les saveurs. Pointes de bois, un peu de malt rôti, cassonade, baies foncées, un peu de houblons amers. Texture sirupeuse, corps riche et assez lourd mais qui se laisse boire. Une carbonatation faible mais à point. Degustée à température cellier, elle est incroyable. Un classique que je n’avais pas revisité depuis longtemps. Une autre de ses qualités est qu’elle est disponible en tout temps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
A big rich scotch ale. Nose features malt , brown sugar and a hint of dark fruit. This is a well balanced, big, rich double scotch ale. The taste profile has a number of well balanced elements - dark caramel malt, toffee, vanilla, bourbon booziness and hints of oak, grain, molasses and dark ripe fruit. Under it all, there is enough hops (barely) and soft carbonation to keep this all real. Nice rich body aswell.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PtiBisc (27) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
This beer represent at 100% what a Quebec beer is suppose to be. Its light brown color with its caramel and distant banana smell makes it delightful. The taste of this beauty is beautifully balanced between caramel and the Bourbon of course. Cheers and enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (395) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Loin d’être un amateur de bourbon, celle-ci m’a bien plus toutefois. Le bourbon, l’alcool, la vanille et le bois prennent presque toute la place, mise à part une belle touche de malt assez riche. Avec les fromages que nous avions, c’était cochon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (528) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Drank this last night with the boys at the cottage, so memory is a little hazy to say the least. That being said, with every sip I kept thinking, "goddamn this stuff is good". I remember lots of sweet toffee and caramel, which combined with the oak barrels to give this delicious, quasi-maple syrup effect. Lots of nice bourbon/vanilla notes, and very much "rich in chewy malt character". Soooooo bloody smooth for an 11% beer. Remarkably drinkable for such a big, burly beer. Och aye indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (367) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bomber in trade from Pushkinwow...thanks. Dark caramel pour. Strong scotch with vanilla aroma. Taste follows, decent finish. Not my favorite style but decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8869) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle shared by Tom, thanks! Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains, light bourbon and a hint of toffee. Flavor has lots of sweet grains with a growing caramel and toffee note supported by bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Tom! Hazy dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought big sweet vanilla, coconut, bourbon notes into some caramel, toffee and molasses notes, some oaky, spicy, and almost charred notes come through with more sweet fruity notes. Taste was a mix of sweet caramel, vanilla, toffee and fruits into some bourbon, oak, and slightly earthy notes with a hint of spice, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bomber shared by Tom - thanks! Murky orange amber pour. Big vanilla and oak blast on the aroma. Dry oaky finish. Very nice.

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