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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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After quietly resting in the cellar for just over five months, it is finally time for our Willie Wee Heavy Scotch ale to be extracted from the Woodford Reserve barrels. The rich malt character reminiscent of cocoa, toffee, and brown sugar from the Belgian specialty malts has melded beautifully with the flavors and aromas of vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut and fine bourbon from the charred American oak barrels. Prolonged aging in these amazing barrels yields a finished product not only with a high level of complexity but also a smooth creamy mouthfeel which masks this ale’s rather substantial ABV.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, caramel, toffee, brown sugar into some oak, bourbon, vanilla with a hint of coconut, some roasted, burnt toast notes as well. Taste is on the boozy side, but nice bourbon,oak, vanilla, and slght coconut into some brown sugar, toffee, caramelized sugars with a hint of dark fruit, finishing sweet, slightly boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
22oz bottle in trade from reorulezzz8-light tan head mahogany color. A-sweet caramell/toffee, oak. T-follows w hop offset.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1810) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Notes from Scotch Ale tasting for St. Patricks Day. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Aroma has huge vanilla initial with butterscotch later poking through. Taste follows with vanilla, bourbon, butterscotch. Perhaps a bit thin through the body, but a nice presentation. This finished (surprisingly) ahead of Alesmith’s Wee Heavy, trailing only Thirsty Dog’s Wulver in the tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt, wood and earthy bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex drinkable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1428) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Reddish color. Smells boozy. Really boozy. Tasted at Tim’s bottle share. Thanks tim.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
[Tap] Copper pour with a clear complexion. Not much head to speak of, but nice lacing is left over on the glass. Sticky aromas of caramel malts, toffee, alcohol and butterscotch. Sweet breads, fig, dates, caramel, light brown sugar, bourbon and vanilla come out strongly in the taste. Rich and sticky overall. A really nice blend of flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Sample at The Brass Tap during Cincinnati Beer Week. This beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick beige head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, oak and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, oaky vanilla, and bourbon. The finish is oaky with a boozy charred malt aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3117) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large shared bottle pours reddish-brown with a decent head. The aroma features some fine bourbon barrel treatment with a medium and dark malt base. The excellent flavor largely follows the aroma and features a strong and dominant bourbon note. Smooth, full body with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8658) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4oz on tap at Liberty’s. Up front, nice caramel, vanilla, cookiedough, butter scotch in the flavor. Hazy orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Bigger sweet taste, light bitter. Kind of a lingering sugary sweetness to the taste. Great big flavor, though. Good big flavor on this guy, though. Great chocolate, toasty oak, lingers long into the finish. Tasty barrel-aged scotch ale to sip on. I’m glad I found the opportunity to find a 4oz sample though, I don’t know what I would have done with a 22oz bomber. Nice to enjoy my 4oz at Liberty’s here now in relative peace.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 9, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. Little head and murky brown color. Aroma is straight bourbon and not much else. Flavor is heavy on the booze with a muted wee heavy in the background. Thin mouthfeel, watered down malts, and aggressive Abv heat make for an unbalanced beer. No where near justifies the cost when you can get a whole four pack of backwoods bastard for cheaper.


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