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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 MacPelicanís 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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2009
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Pours a dark mahogany that shows a deep, clear copper when held up to light. Thereís a small creamy beige head that recedes fairly quickly and doesnít leave much lacing behind. The aroma is light and sweet with lots of caramel malts and brown sugar. Thereís also some fruity sweetness that I canít quite identify though I could swear it smells almost like a cherry lollipop. Crazy, I know. The taste is just as sweet and I can definitely taste the cherry/grape lollipop flavors again. The underlying caramel malts are present with hints of smoky peat, but the overwhelming flavor is the sugar sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and sticky sweet on the palate. This is one of the sweetest wee heavies Iíve ever tasted but with a sugary character that seems almost artificial. Itís a decent beer but certainly not the same caliber as the other Pelican beers I tried.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
bomber - pours clear, reddish brown with faint white head; thin, syrupy, stale and malty; fruity, bready aromas; pretty blah flavor wise IMO

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle shared at Loganís 2009 pre-GABF Party. Brownish-orange pour. Sweet aroma but lightly hoppy. Dull and somewhat watery taste. In my opinion, this was just not very good, especially given the buildup from the aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Thick, syrupy malt backbone. Deep grainy body that was ridiculously chewy. Heavy fruit notes with toffee and molasses. Oily and a little vegetative. Messy drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2009
dark/burnt caramel brown. nose: oxidized caramel malt, burnt maple, light notes of acetone, dirt/soil/minerals. chewy, syrupy, over-sweet approach. medium body, turns mildly frothy in the finish with a black pepper and spiced molasses note. finish is resinous and deeply rich, but itís really the only positive attribute of this beer. not one of their best efforts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle at Liquid Sunshine. Pours red-amber, with a poor head and little lacing. Fruity, sweet, grassy, caramel. Itís a bit boozy, and rather sweet, but interesting nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
sweet caramel thistle aroma, simple, warm with heat, strong roast, leathery tannic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Thanks to Skyview for sharing this one. This is a very earthy beer, with dirt and vegetable flavor. Quite sweet with malt, no perceivable hops. Very smooth, but thick and heavy also. The alcohol is well hidden. It becomes sweet and the palate smoother as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Thanks to JMFG for the Pelican goodness. Malt flavors with some chocolate, brown sugar and other sweetness. More and more malts. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2009
On Tap @ Baileyís Taproom on 5/11/09 Fairly Murkey Brown with a slight ruby glow towards the bottom of the glass with a off-white to slightly beige head. The aroma is very malt forward, lots of sweet aromas, caramel, maybe some brown sugar although faint. The flavor is full of strong smokey, sweet malts and thats really all I get. It seems to be full-bodied and syrupy with a slight semi-dry finish. This isnít my kind of beer but Iím definitely trying to warm up to more of this style.


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