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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 ale’s rather substantial ABV.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
draft... dark brown body, light tan head... the aroma is bit boozy with the distinct Woodford Reserve accents, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses... the taste is lots of WR as well but I like it more than then nose, caramel, a little molasses and vanilla, oak as well... very good and worth trying


3.8
Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium size light brown foamy head with light retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with some residual sugar and light oak notes is pleasant enough. Taste is a good mix of caramelized malt with residual brown sugar notes and light oak notes and light alcohol phenols are also noticeable. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes are also noticeable. Solid scotch ale but lacking some depth.

3.6
JK (6200) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Really good malt aroma with lots of sugar. Sweet. Heavy palate. Rich malt flavor. Alcoholnia is in the aroma and flavor. Good.

4
thomashall (995) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bomber shared at Darkness day. Dark caramel pour. Boozy aroma. Boozy up front but something balancing it out. This is really good.

4.1
BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle shared at Darkness Day. Vanilla, wood, booze - goddamn this is money.

3.7
rxeight (3110) - Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2016
22oz. 1/7/15 date. Dark caramel brown color. Aroma is scotch malt, toffee. Taste is scotch whisky, smoke, oak, booze. Slighty watery.

3.8
biirusaikou (2705) - - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared. Drinks like delicious oaky caramel juice with lovely notes of smokey glazed bacon, yummy! Even though their hoppy range doesn’t seem to travel so well, these guys seem to nail the big beers quite well!

4
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
DEep brown with a reddish hue. Aroma is big bourbon barrel and light smoky malt. FLavour is mostly barrel, some soy, some booze. Great stuff.

4.6
Benzai (15835) - 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!

3.9
jinroh (1691) - ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2016
Dark brown, slight foam. Aroma is sweet, with cocoa and chocolate. Full on toffee and caramel in the nose. Feels like a hoppy cookie and probably in blind tasting I would be mistaking this for Imperial Porter I guess. Nice wee heavy which is actually kind of light because of great balance with hops. Modern interpretation I guess, liking it.

4.1
TimE (5917) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2016
Very malty sweet nose with tons of chocolate, peat, bacon and smoke. The mouth is very sweet, bacon, peat, chocolate and smooth body with low carbonation. The smoke least for ever with bourbon at the end. Sweet. I love this stuff.


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