AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This Barrel-Aged version of our Scotch-Style ale is matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to add layers of complexity to its rich, malty flavor profile. Notes of vanilla, oak and bourbon from the barrels combine with the beers profile of caramel and toffee to make this an utterly unique beer that we think youll love. Enjoy it now or let it mature in the bottle for years to come.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
v8powered (157) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Amazing beer. Great balance. Aged from 2013 and drank in April of 2017. Great beer! Jag har så många öl att betygsätta avyer en stor åldrig öldrinkning med min goda vän Jesse, att jag inte har tid att betygsätta alla dessa och i många fall hade för öl att minnas storheten i dessa öl. Till ära för mitt svenska arv, jag skickar detta på svenska för alla recensioner från den dagen. Tack Gud för god öl !! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (4582) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle, many thanks Max! Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, booze, liquorice, raisin. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and booze again, liquorice, raisins, a bit of a spicy tanginess (cinnamon maybe indeed). Silky and viscous mouthfeel. Despite the booziness it retains a nice balance. A beauty!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours ruby black with a decent head. Aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, booze. Body is super heavy and strong, boozy and sweet. Vanilla, liquorice, wood, bourbon, cinnamon. Soft carbonation, sticky texture, viscous. Long sweet nut palate. Balanced, but really strong, a classical sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4655) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Been looking forward to this one. It pours a deep dark brown, near black body in the glass and it has a medium sized slowly sidesticking an islandy beige head. Lovely nose. Woody and vanilla infused for sure. I get chocolate, some dark sweetness soaked rum raisins. Malt spicy drops. Cinnamon spicy almost and traces of whisky. Smells really good. It tastes quite good, I have to say. More woody and vanilla infused in the taste actually. Feels thick and oily on the mouthfeel and the about average on the carbonation. A little chocolate with dark caramel and dry licorice. Lots of flavor. A really good one. 18.02.2016

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1529) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2017
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, Apr 5/17) Pours a clear dark red brown, with a fine but decent white head and spotty lace. Aroma of crisp, mineral, toffee, raisin, vanilla, wood. Flavour is surprisingly light caramel, some dried pale fruit, oak, vanilla, some boozy bourbon. Body is kind of light and mineral. Boozy. Soft carb. Huh. I expected substantially more richness from the body than was present here. While that crisp feel is interesting, it also seemed to struggle to backstop the barrel character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5662) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2017
Pours opaque chocolate with a decent buff head. Aroma delivers bourbon, roast malt and caramel tones. Flavor nicely echoes the aroma, fairly sweet but not cloying. Mouthfeel features good body and jazzy fizz. More than wee!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3586) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
750 ml bottle. 2015 vintage. Aromas of bourbon, raisins, a little cola, and sweet roasted malts. Flavors of dark caramel, bourbon, oak, raisins and lots of malts. Much lighter than the barrelled stout and therefore seems more boozy, but still very nice. Doesnt need anymore aging IMHO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiery_1 (887) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
750ml bottle @ Alexs(Serguys Birthday). Pours a mostly opaque brown colour with a small beige head. Nose is huge, rich, and malty... lots of bourbon and oak. Flavour is a spicey-esque profile that derives from the bourbon heat and oak while the sweetness tames it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle - Vintage 2015 - Crazy bourbon hot woody notes. Deep dark brown with a small light brown head. Big dark toffee notes and tons of bourbon notes. A bit too big and boozy notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1530) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Robert G.!) at Alexs in honor of my birthday and CPA PREP finish. Vintage 2015. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, bourbon, woody, and booziness. Taste is chocolate, oily, still hot, dark fruits, slightly buttery, bourbon. Despite it is still boozy, I love it and it is a very nice sipper.


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