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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Castles and kilts, peat bogs and bagpipes... this scottish style wee heavy is brewed with the purest scottish malt and is nice when it’s cold outside. Best enjoyed with haggis, weeps and tatties, or with your favorite scotch. Slàinte mhòr agad!

World Beer Cup 2010 Silver Award - Scotch Ale Category

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DaBearSox (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
• body- high body, low carbonation • aroma- Brown Sugar, Molasses • flavor- Caramelized malt, raison, slight roast • finish- Creamy, sweet, rich, warming

4.6
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2012
Enjoyed a 1 Pint 9.4 Fl Oz. bottle of this w/ CurtisMcArthur in Nashville, TN. Poured from the Grey/Yellow colored bottle w/ ships and a castle on it into a 12oz Jackie O’s Snifter Glass. Has no freshness/bottle date on the Aroma- Has an excellent caramel and malty aroma. Tons of sweetness and a small amount of the peaty characteristic I’m always looking for in this. Awesome! Can’t get any better. Appearance- Pours a less then .5 finger head. Has a caramel/dark brown colored body. Leaves light suds behind. Flavor- Very sweet, caramel notes from the beginning with the perfect scotch ale background. Very rich and malty. Light bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied but thin, High Carbonation, Malty, Sweet, and a light amount of strong alcohol. Overall Impression- The BEST wee heavy beer I’ve had yet! The richness and caramel character was great with the peaty ending. I HIGHLY recommend picking this up, at any cost. I’ll be enjoying this very soon again.

4.2
zoucrew102 (1925) - - JAN 21, 2013
Aroma is very sweet caramel with a hint of peatiness. Pours dark brown with a decent head that dissipates quickly due to high carbonation. Tastes very sweet with sweet malt and caramel flavors. Excellent scotch ale! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
mfrato (110) - - JAN 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Great beer, whiskey aroma, malty middle with a smooth whiskey finish

4.1
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
taster tray at Dry Dock on 11/19/11. deep ruby pour with a small off white head. sweet dark fruit nose. med to full body with a deep caramel malt base with raisin, figs and plums. great finish with lots of dark fruit notes and caramel malts. solid beer.

3.9
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
(Draft) clear very deep/rich caramel color, not much head. Nose of caramel, light scotch characteristics, brown sugar, toasted coconut. Taste of toasted coconut, caramel, light in general, super rich and delicious, the low ratings are a shock. Excellent, sweet palate finish, medium body and carbonation. Linger of cinnamon. Legit beer.

3.8
j12601 (12700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by the ever ebullient Matt. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, almost floral on the nose. Caramel and candied malt. Sweet malt, smooth toffee. Easy drinking, sweet and tasty. I’d like a touch more smoke, but this was still a very solid beer.

3.8
coachd (860) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Nice sweet and slightly peaty aroma. Beautiful appearance, I give a 5 to most scotch ales. Tastes sweet and malty with no hint of the ABV. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, cocoa and light fruittines. Palate was medium bodied and smoth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.

3.7
GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
January 1st, 2012 - I love Wee Heavies. I adore Dry Dock. This should be a no brainer. Dry Dock’s Wee Heavy may not have been a brew that I had the pleasure of drinking fresh from the tap on site like the good old days in 2011, but it’s a damn fine beer out of the bottle too, capturing the essence of the Scottish flavors that the brewers seem to have been aiming for. Darker brown in complexion with dashes of red and a head that quickly flees into the beer, this wee heavy looks placid, calm and saturnine. Dark, ripe raspberries and chocolate decorate the aroma, which is deep and sweet, but also a tad bit "chemical." Any wafts of cleaning agents in the aroma are quickly forgiven as I savor the taste and heavy palate. Deep notes of raspberries lurk like crocodiles in murky water, and a deep, sweet and abiding maltiness lends its weight and substantive flavor to form the center of the beer’s flavor. The aftertaste features a boozy burn, with a ladle full of the chocolate covered raspberry flavor taming some of the ethanol’s sharpness. One notable absence is that peaty flavor that often appears in scotch ales. Tasty, boozy and filled with all the elegant sweetness of a jam, yes, but scottish enough to don the bottle in a kilt? No. As it warms, new flavor dimensions appear, including a lovely caramelized, baked sweet potato earthiness, but still no flavors plucked from the Highlands. Nonetheless, this is an exceptionally tasting beer, suffering only from a somewhat strange nose, and a pedigree that doesn’t have a proper clan tartan.


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