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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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After quietly resting in the cellar for just over five months, it is finally time for our Willie Wee Heavy Scotch ale to be extracted from the Woodford Reserve barrels. The rich malt character reminiscent of cocoa, toffee, and brown sugar from the Belgian specialty malts has melded beautifully with the flavors and aromas of vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut and fine bourbon from the charred American oak barrels. Prolonged aging in these amazing barrels yields a finished product not only with a high level of complexity but also a smooth creamy mouthfeel which masks this ales rather substantial ABV.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14790) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle [from trade with Iggywh, thanks!] @ home. Superb deep dark red color, full sized dense beige head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is very rich: malts, caramel, toasted malts, vanilla, brown candy sugar, whiskey / bourbon, lightly raisins, hints of chocolate and mocha. It tastes just as good: again an explosion of flavors yet somehow balanced and not just a messy mix up. Malts, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, wood, oak, toffee, whiskey / bourbon, vanilla, slightly leather, a slight hint of smoke, sweet. Full body, thick oily texture, suitable soft carbonation. Wonderful beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt, wood and earthy bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex drinkable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12360) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Sample at The Brass Tap during Cincinnati Beer Week. This beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick beige head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, oak and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, oaky vanilla, and bourbon. The finish is oaky with a boozy charred malt aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
22oz bottle in trade from reorulezzz8-light tan head mahogany color. A-sweet caramell/toffee, oak. T-follows w hop offset.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Sharp booze, tannins, caramel, booze. Decent brew here, a bit hot but nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10923) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours clear and mahogany with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma features bourbon and caramel - what more do you need? Full-bodied with lazy carbonation. Loads of bourbon flavor here. Caramel and toffee too. So smooth. Not hot. Doesnt burn. A miracle. I love it. World-class brew right here! Bottle graciously provided by of BBB63!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2012
On tap at Revs production brewery grand opening. Pours a very hazy deep caramel brown with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of vanilla and caramel with a good amount of sweet grains and a barrel backing. Flavor has lots of vanilla with caramel and sweet grains and barrel in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle shared at Darkness Day. Vanilla, wood, booze - goddamn this is money.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Low carbonation pour on low haze brown. Big tomato paste bourbon nose with brown sugar and baked dark cherry. Dark fruit character. Taste is quite rich, sharper alcohol heat, some bourbon spice and buttery oak. Quite yummy. Firestone Walker anniversary flavor in feel. Some moderate chocolate banana character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub. Hazy deep orange-brown. Sweet rye and maple profile, smooth but very heavy on the whiskey. Nice but Im glad I went for the $5 sample instead of the full pint! A bit too sweet and boozy for my tastes, but a nicely made brew.


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