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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Our version of the "Wee Heavy" Strong Scotch Ale style is literally a batch of MacPelican’s Scottish Ale brewed with half the water and twice the boiling time to create a beer with a massive malty flavor and a deep red color. The aroma hints of rich caramel, cocoa, toffee, and tropical fruit, with a full-bodied mouth-feel and a velvety sweet, slightly dry finish. A robust beer with a dangerous, drinkable smoothness!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Darker copper with creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of spun sugar, red grape, and coffee / Medium to full body, sweet and syrupy, some chew, decent hop balance / Flavors of toffee, coffee, spun sugar, chocolate, peat, and lavender / Another solid brew from Pelican.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5590) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Toffee sweet sugary syrup dark fruit alcohol. Pours amber thin gead fades to.nothing. flavors of dark fruit alcohol sugary syrupy notes toffee residual sugar. Thinner bodied rather boozy. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10779) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very ruddy dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of pretty roasted malt with hints of chocolate and treacle. Full bodied. There’s a suggestion of smoke, there’s very smooth heavily roasted malt, and it’s sort of like sucking on a Sugar Daddy. Bits of medium dark fruit are present - not dates - but in that direction. Incredibly smooth. Finishes darkly fruity, roasted caramelly, and certainly less than dry. Drinks way too easily.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a rich smoked malt flavor with a dry more bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Huge malty aroma, caramel, a little peaty, with gobs of dark pitted fruit sweetness.   The caramel malt is big and sweet with this one.   Heavy on the tongue, very malty, sweet, toffee, caramel, dark pitted fruit, slight peat.   This is tasty!   Full bodied, thick mouthfeel.   Very slight sour tinge on the backside, but its minor.   Overall, malty, sweet, caramel and toffee, bready, slightly peaty, and just plain yummy.   Malt bomb!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle purchased at Pelican. Pours to a deep clear mahogany body with a thin foamy khaki head. Aroma is deep sweet malt with a light leathery tobacco. Notes of spice and barley. Flavor is earthy spice and light chocolate with a leathery malt and deep complexity. Palate is sweet but not sticky with a medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5641) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Clear copper red color/ tan head. Spicy caramel, pit fruit, dark bread aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Big spicy dark pit fruit flavors with some dark bread, alcohol twang to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
22 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a rich amber-copper color with a small beige head that settles unevenly and hangs around for the whole time. Aroma of sweet, toasty, caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, earth, pecans, dried fruits, and dust. Flavor of caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, oak, honey, and figs. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a rich, toasty, sweet, and sticky mouthfeel. This was really working for me and soundly defeated the MacPelican’s Scottish Ale in the Scotch vs. Scottish Ale-Off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22 oz bottle bought @ Pelican. Clear deep amber/brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, nuts, toffee and dark fruit. Flavor is all malt, caramel and dark fruit with hints of nuts and light smoke. Medium body with average carbonation and a thick, chewy mouth feel. Nice Scotch ale, the alcohol is well hidden and it’s very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (604) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Poured from 22oz bottle from BastionShaw. Pours dark brown/chestnut in color. Nose was smoked malts, some peat and lots of caramel/toffee. Flavor followed the nose. Sweet, malt bomb with just the right amount of smoked peat flavor in there. I really enjoyed this one.


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