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RATINGS: 1446   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arayaga2 (2200) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Even, oily brown/black with rolling brown espresso crema head. Aroma is coppery caramelization. Taste is the richest, most well-rounded example of this style that I’ve ever had, and it reminds me a lot of an I-stout with all the edges and peaks leveled out. Mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth. Thanks, R. Bassler for the NYE bottle


4.6
Heidbummer (686) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Quite simply excellent. On draft, Brewdog Edinburgh. Darkest mahogony, persistent thin tan head. Massively complex aroma of tar, dark fruit, coffee, liquorice, oak, dates. All that and more on the taste. It’s smooth and delicious. Outstanding.

4.1
ALIBALI (2201) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2017
AscheDry & durchaus OLDALEig. Cake, Birkenrinde & der Wollüberwurf formen ein rustikales Ganzes. ?. 0,75l Bottle. Maui machts möglich :)...THANXXXX!!!

3.9
OminouSC2 (736) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2017
Bottled 2014. Murky brown color, medium sized brown head. Sweet aromas of dates, dried figs, raisins, syrup, malt, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel sauce and grapes. Complex and sweet taste with dried fruits, wood, smoke, tofffee, berries, juniper, alcohol, malt and candy sugar. Sweet, thick and slight bitter finish. Really good.

3.6
mezr (139) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2017
On tap. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel and chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation, and a fruity finish.

4.1
anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2017 Bottle, bought in 2015, no dates. Pours black with a short lived head. Aroma is Scotch, barrel, booze, toffee, caramel, coffee. Body is a wee heavy, sweet and strong, with a milky texture and a soft carbonation. Chocolate, booze, toffee, coffee. Long boozy and warming palate. Very good!

4.1
androman (2480) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Bottled on 15/10/2015 9.4 fl oz shared bottle at home from Dranken Geers, Gent. Nose is chocolate, dried fruits, slightly peated. Body is nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate liquor, roasted malt, old wood, dust, raisin, peat. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, hint of fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter, chocolate, hint of fruity sour, alcohol is hidden. Full body, oily slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation. Bit heavy dessert beer, tasty, strong flavor, well balanced, great one. Rating #2300.

4.2
ANZUShophunter (472) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2017
From bottle (not unlike the one shown!) in tulip. Pours dark brown with sizeable beige head that faded fairly quickly. Malty aroma with peat and vanilla in the mix. Rich and tasty encompassing plum to molasses with vanilla featuring again in the finish. I’ve not had a Scotch ale in Scotland but this is the best version I’ve had.

3.9
baraciisch (3276) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Dark brown to black in color, foamy beige head... Aroma of peated malts, caramel, smoke... Flavor of dark fruits, peat, caramel, toffee, light smoke, nuts... solid wee heavy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
BigBeer45 (1540) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Drank from a glass, poured from a bottle, this beer was dark brown in the glass, and gave a off-white / light tan cover of bubbles, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing on the glass, when I first popped the cap, I got a nice mix of caramel and chocolate mixed with big malty notes, it had aromas of dark and intense toasted malt, caramel, toffee, dark candy, a little horehound in the background, faint dark fruit (similar to raisin and date), faint earthy and smokey aromas on the nose, faint alcohol esters, and brown sugar sweetness, the flavors were malty, dark intense malt, caramel, dark candy, brown sugar, the finish had a bit of a alcohol spice bitterness to give some balance to the malt and sweetness, the malt layers and coats the tongue, faint chocolate in the background, caramel and dark candy hung around, this beer leaned towards the full side in the mouth, there was soft to average carbonation, and it was creamy and coated the mouth with each drink, the nose was great with a generous malt notes, the flavors were just as nice as the aromas, a very nice Scotch from AleSmith.

3.9
wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle a black colored beer with a brown head aroma malts roasted malts caramel fruits dried fruits spicy and bitter hops flavor malts roasted malts caramel dried fruits dark fruits chocolate coffee and bitter hops


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