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Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%


Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 01-23-2013)
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One litre bottle
A: deep brown, almost opaque,
S: nice swirling malt, toast, wine, marmite (?), sweet oak,
T: opens quietly, smoky, rich and builds nicely but then finishes thick and sticky without much of anything except alcohol. Not as noticeable with food. Actually it goes really well with my huevos rancheros -- dinner, not breakfast!
M: big, rich, full-bodied.
O: best enjoyed with a big rich meal.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:41:24 | More by EspressoGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chesnut brown with a minimal slight off white head atop.Aromas are very fruity almost juicy in nature,a bit of caramel and brown sugar as well,not much oak to be found.A little thin in the feel though not quite watery I think it's lighter for the style.Fruity with a fair amount of brown sugar on the palate with a tough of drying toasted oak in the finish.I was hoping for something more from this beer because I have really liked alot of the Howe Sound stuff I have had to date but it didn't overly impress.Great name pretty average beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 20:13:15 | More by oberon
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep mahogany with a light tan head, bit of retention.

S: Peaty scotch, cider, caramel & toffee.

T: Lots of oak, more of a medicinal peat than smoke, cider, caramel, roasted nut, toffee, good bitterness, slight alcohol warmth.

m: Light residual sweetness with a slightly drying finish.

O: There's a slight harshness here that reduces the drinkability. I finished the 1L swing top, but I would've been content with a pint by the fireplace.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 05:37:47 | More by Derek
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a deep amber-brown in the glass with some redish-gold at the edges and 2 fingers of khaki head that has great retention.

Smell. Caramel, peaty, and smokey malts and oaky vanilla with maybe just a little dark fruit and spicy hops.

Taste. Smokey sweet malts and a little caramel. Some burnt wood and earthy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, a little sticky, medium carbonation.

Overall. A nice, easy drinking and smokey wee heavy. I won't have much trouble dealing with this big bottle tonight.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 03:15:35 | More by Rutager
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Howe Sound's 'Wee Beastie Oaked Aged Scotch Ale' @ 7.0% , served from a 1L pot-stopper bottle purchased for $10

A-pour is a clear dark amber with a medium size off white head that remains thru out consumption leaving a fine lace film along the stein

S-oak aged , hints of peat malt

T-the peat malt provide's a certain smkyness

MF-low carbonation , medium bodied

Ov-ok/good beer , I'm liking the barrel aged Scotch Ales more than non-barrel aged ,
simply their better on the palate , smoother

sampled alongside 4 other BC Scotch Ale's & Orkney 'Skull Splitter'

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 20:36:02 | More by LampertLand
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1L bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown colour, almost chestnut. Aromas of peaty smoke offer a good indication of what Wee Beastie has to offer. However, the taste is much more complex than that. This is a really nicely made Scotch ale which has a great mingling of fruity, smokey flavours and just a enough bitterness on the finish to cut the sweetness. The mouthfeel is creamy and this is just a very drinkable big brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 18:28:43 | More by CookstLiquor
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great Wee heavy with the oak notes adding to the malty goodness that extends from the nose to the finish. The mouthfeel is full and rich and the slight vanilla notes combine with the treacly flavours that arise as the beer warms up. Howe Sound has once again proved to be the king of big seasonals.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 01:34:13 | More by canucklehead
Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.