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RATINGS: 1441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This Scottish-inspired deep mahogany-colored ale showcases a rich, malty flavor profile of caramel and toffee offset by hints of roast and subtle smoke. The complex malty sweetness includes notes of dark fruit balanced by a subdued hop bitterness. Wee Heavy is incredibly nuanced and in a class of its own in terms of balance and sophistication. It ages very well and will keep improving for years to come.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Entered from old notes. Bottle, split with muenster and NachlamSie. Pours garnet with thin tan head. The aroma is smokey and woody with a good deal of cake and raisin. The flavor is burnt sugar, wood, sap, and raisin. It leaves a somewhat smokey finish with caramel and molasses sweetness. The aftertaste is quite oaky. Well-rounded roasted barley character throughout. The alcohol becomes noticeable eventually.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Dark fruits, slight alcohol and brown sugar really stand out in the aroma.Pours a dark brown color with some red highlights.Light tannish head.Sweet malts,vanilla,dark fruits and just a hint of the alcohol.Very full creamy mouthfeel with a very balanced smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2007
Enjoyed this with my friend Chris when he and his wife were over visiting. Very fruity nose of berries, figs, raisins etc. Brown sugar & molasses, and some burned malt and alcohol were also enjoyed. Pours dark with garnet highlights. The head is small and diminishing. The front is malty and sweet. The middle is warm and alcoholic. The finish is malty as well but with some grainy, toasty and tangy qualities. The full body is syrupy and soft. The finish feels cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Smells of sweet caramel, brown sugar and nuts. flavor is very well balanced with a slight roasted malt flavor as well as nuts, slight smokiness, and sweet malt. A slight Alesmith taste (maybe the yeast) in the aftertaste. Pretty good for the style, but it doesnt stand out as the best scottish ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Poured a dark brown with a small, wispy head; annoying bubbles clinging to the side, low in the glass within the beer itself. Looked like coca-cola basically. Strong aroma of toffee, rasins, dates, brown sugar, and alot of sweetness. Flavor is more of the same, with some hoppiness, and the signature alesmith smoky finish. Pretty good, but I was hoping for more. Maybe this style is just not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Kind of syrupy looking. Smells of chocolate and caramel like most scotch ales. Taste is pretty sweet with some vanilla and caramel, with hints of chocolate, and a light spiciness to it. Kind of tastes like a tootsie roll. alcohol is prevalant. Very sweet malts and roasted nuts towards the finish. Very nicely done, probably thebest scotch ale Ive ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (6479) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2007
25 oz bottle, via fordest, acquired in 2005. Pours a dark ruby hued brown colored body under a small creamy beige head that receded to a thin ring. A slight yeast haze. The nose is deeply malty and sweet. Some notes of smoke, raisins, alcohol, dark fruits, light yeast, and coffee. Flavor is big heavy malt thats alot less sweet than I expected up front, fading to a smokey, lightly yeasty warming finish. Great well rounded flavor, with dangerously well hidden alcohol. Mouthfeel is just perfect. Thick and heavy but without any cloying stickiness at all. Great light fine carbonation. Amazing how it can feel so soft and yet be so big. Very very good stuff. No one overpowering aspect. Peter Zien... the mans an artist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Very very viscous. There were massave amounts of caramel, as well as a bit of coffee and chocolate. Drink this beer with a knife and fork.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 The most chocolate-forward brew Ive tasted. Pours to a burgundy/bourbon shade of dark brown topped with extra-shot latte froth. Aromas of nougat, godiva, medium roasted coffee and cranberries. Similarly, tastes of toffee, dense mayan chocolate and irish cream. Whiskeyish flavors arrive eventually but not in an alcoholic kind of way, as the alcohol is almost undetectable. Thick and sensual in the mouth but perfectly subtle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 06 bottle. Pour is a dark ruby with a nice light tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, toffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Very nice smoke and fruit flavor. Tastes like chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. The best scotch Ive had yet.

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