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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Our version of the "Wee Heavy" Strong Scotch Ale style is literally a batch of MacPelicans Scottish Ale brewed with half the water and twice the boiling time to create a beer with a massive malty flavor and a deep red color. The aroma hints of rich caramel, cocoa, toffee, and tropical fruit, with a full-bodied mouth-feel and a velvety sweet, slightly dry finish. A robust beer with a dangerous, drinkable smoothness!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle: Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing. Huge malty aroma, caramel, a little peaty, with gobs of dark pitted fruit sweetness. The caramel malt is big and sweet with this one. Heavy on the tongue, very malty, sweet, toffee, caramel, dark pitted fruit, slight peat. This is tasty! Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Very slight sour tinge on the backside, but its minor. Overall, malty, sweet, caramel and toffee, bready, slightly peaty, and just plain yummy.   Malt bomb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle purchased at Pelican. Pours to a deep clear mahogany body with a thin foamy khaki head. Aroma is deep sweet malt with a light leathery tobacco. Notes of spice and barley. Flavor is earthy spice and light chocolate with a leathery malt and deep complexity. Palate is sweet but not sticky with a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Clear copper red color/ tan head. Spicy caramel, pit fruit, dark bread aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Big spicy dark pit fruit flavors with some dark bread, alcohol twang to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (10013) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
22 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a rich amber-copper color with a small beige head that settles unevenly and hangs around for the whole time. Aroma of sweet, toasty, caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, earth, pecans, dried fruits, and dust. Flavor of caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, oak, honey, and figs. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a rich, toasty, sweet, and sticky mouthfeel. This was really working for me and soundly defeated the MacPelicans Scottish Ale in the Scotch vs. Scottish Ale-Off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22 oz bottle bought @ Pelican. Clear deep amber/brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, nuts, toffee and dark fruit. Flavor is all malt, caramel and dark fruit with hints of nuts and light smoke. Medium body with average carbonation and a thick, chewy mouth feel. Nice Scotch ale, the alcohol is well hidden and its very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Poured from 22oz bottle from BastionShaw. Pours dark brown/chestnut in color. Nose was smoked malts, some peat and lots of caramel/toffee. Flavor followed the nose. Sweet, malt bomb with just the right amount of smoked peat flavor in there. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
The Dan Journal #463. Tasted 4/16/11. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a dark ruby, amber hue. Off white bubbled ring of head. A really nice toasty nose with subtle cocoa notes. Full bodied with a sweet malt flavor. Subtle effervescence. Toasty and slightly sweet malts. Decent alcohol burn. Very tasty and surprisingly fresh! Well rounded with subtle citrus notes to compliment the sweet malts. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a hazy deep copper small creamy, beige head. The aroma is a malty forward mix of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, hints of vanilla and some ripe fruit. The flavor is ripe fruit, malty favoring sweet caramel, vanilla with a finish that had a slight earthy bitterness. Medium plus bodied. I was hoping for a touch of smoky peat, but it never came. Overall, this wasnt bad, I was just hoping for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2382) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - NOV 21, 2010
On tap at Pelican. Light brown brew with a well sized dark tan crown. Sweet with a soft dark fruit, prune, hint of smoke, ample smooth roast and maybe dark raisin. Has somewhat of a mellowed flavor impression. Faint citrus comes and goes in a flash, caramel, low end spice, toffee, hint of pepper? fairly malty. Seemed too carbonated but wasnt. Well, any beer that follows MOAS is not going to show well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Tap @ Pelican: Pours a dark brown color with a nice light head. The nose is sweet and earthy, lightly smoky with a lot of sweet caramel and nutty notes. The flavor is sweet and strong; lots of alcohol and sweetness, very low IBUs. A bit cloying a too big of a mouthfeel for my taste.

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