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Mt. Hood Pittock Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Pittock Scotch Ale is deep garnet-red in color, mildly hopped, intensely caramel-malt flavored– with peaty malt overtones. This is the "single malt" of ales. Like its cousin, barleywine, Scotch ale is very strong, and its flavor and aroma go through several transformations during conditioning and aging. A portion of each batch of Pittock is held for extended aging to be blended back into future batches. O.G. 1.085/ 8.5% abv/ Mt. Hood, Willamette, and East Kent Goldings hops/ Nine different malts and rolled oats/ hybrid fermentation (ale yeast, lager temperatures).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a dark reddish-amber color with a thin and dense beige head that diminishes slowly. Sheet of lacing on the glass. Strong caramel malt aroma with fruit in the background. Full body with a soft mouthfeel and flavors of sweet malt, caramel, fruit and mild hops. The finish is malty with a peaty/woody character and a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Cask @ Horse Brass... Poured really dark, ruby-red and complete opaque with a frothy, beige head. Honestly couldn’t cach much of the aroma being how smoking the Horse Brass Pub is. Palate was incredibly smooth and a created a great coating in the mouth. Smoked, roasted malt flavors with cocoa beans and maybe plums or other fruits. Robust and malt towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2008
On tap at the ski resort where the Shining was filmed. Pours a muddy reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong with lots of nutty malts, peat, toffee sweetness, and roast. Flavor is initially very peaty and smokey which is followed by a dose of hefty malt sweetness which included chocolate, roast, and toffee. A touch of dark fruits too. Thick and heavy. Warming and nice to drink during a break in boarding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Green Dragon Pub NYE 07 with Bikesandbeer and his gf Jessi. Draft. @ Green Dragon Pub in Portland Oregon. Pours completely opage amber brown with a tan ring. Nose is pretty sweet and nice. Taste is sweet malty with a lingering sweetness with some smokey notes as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours dark amber with a soft off-white head. Malty and smokey nose. Very nice flavor, dark fruity, earthy, and smoked flavors meld into a hearty beer. Hops balance all the sweetness up front. One of the better beers from Mt. Hood i’ve had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GlennFB (1) - USA - DEC 23, 2007 does not count
This is the BEST Winter beer period! It could be the best beer anytime if it wasn’t only available seasonally in the Winter. I have been an advocate for this beer since I first tasted it about 8 years ago. I have had a personal keg of it for the last 4 years and look forward to its release every October. Everyone, young, old, wine drinkers, beer drinkers, whomever has tasted this has either liked it or raved about it as well. I’m certain it could be a very hot seller if it was more widely distributed and advertised. I’ll never miss a Winter without it if I can help it! It is a full, rich, wonderfully complex flavor and also terrific appearance.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Full bodied, on the palate, and long-lasting. Dark amber color slightly hazy. The head was less than what I have seen in the past. Very tart which is a bit unusual for the style. I will try another when I go back.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
(Draft: Mt. Hood Brewing Co. in Government Camp, OR) Hmm, once again, the aroma is sweet and fruity, like many of their beers I’ve tried so far, but also very peaty. Fortunately, the sweet, fruity flavor is equalled by that same smoky, peaty maltiness, and a woody character that is reminiscent of wine barrels. While quite sweet, there’s a pleasant tartness to balance out the sweetness some. Full bodied, round on the palate, and long-lasting. Dark amber color is slightly hazy. Light tan head fades to a thick ring, leaving droopy, patchy lacing on the glass. The tartness is a bit unusual for the style, but overall works well and the beer is quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Tap. Deeper brown colored adn clear. Decent off white head. Good lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with some peaty smoke detectible. Medium bodied, somewhat coating. Malt again dominates flavor, sweetish with a touch of smoke flavor. Fair to good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Clear copper body with a tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry. Light-medium body, some stickiness.


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