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Tenacious Wee - Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel Aged - Voodoo Brewing Company

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 59
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 10-06-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

gpblackgt, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

OleDixie, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

acidreflux, Oct 21, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

Side-by-side with the buffalo trace version.

Pours very dark for the style - black with ruby tinge. More like a black barleywine.

Fantastic, very rich. Much more of a sweet whiskey overall than the BT. Bright caramel, sweet toffee, bourbon soaked oaky vanilla, raw oak, some spice. Dark fruits, chocolate and barrel char. Has some tobacco pipe smoke as well. Taste's very rich with a long finish. Full mouthfeel.

Both variants are great, I do prefer this one with a richer bourbon character, but I also prefer ER to BT in general. Fantastic beer - more like a barleywine than a wee heavy.

timc100, Sep 30, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -12%

Bomber poured into a matching Voodoo barrel room collection snifter. The brew appears a very dark brown to black color with a rich mocha head that is quick to fade and just hangs with a line of bubbles around the perimeter of the glass.

The smell of this is very similar to the buffalo trace version. I cannot ignore this rancid aspect that smells like decay...reminescent of something like catfish stinkbait right upfront. As it breaths and a bit of that stank fades, it presents an oakiness with vanilla and caramel. Plenty of alcohol and barrel presence here.

The taste luckily does not showcase any of the off-notes that are found in the nose. Instead, a lot of molasses and caramel/vanilla flavors extracted by the barrel aging. There is also a raw oak presence, some hebal hop incorporation and raisony alcohol notes before fading off to plenty of boozy boubon. The alcohol inclusion in this is much more prevalent than the buffalo trace version and does not seem as neutral/solvent. It really shows how different a beer can be simply by aging in 2 different types of spirit barrels.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light hint of carbonation. Quite a bold sipper with plenty of alcohol nuance to take in. I still dont understand how a brew can smell this terrible but taste great. Something really smells off and wrong in both these tenacious brews but luckily their flavor is great. Strange.

stakem, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Kegatron, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Stigs, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Quackus, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

zekeman17, Aug 26, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%

bcrossan, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TechBrew, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

orangesol, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

chippo33, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jbdpsu82, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

spycow, Jul 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jrallen34, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

tommyguz, Jul 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

bsideone, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

outoffocus, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

browniewithnuts, Jun 15, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark chocolate with caramel hue. No head to speak of. Gums up the glass a bit.

S- Deep caramel, boozy, malty. Lots of toffee, graham cracker in the background.

T- Very deep and rich with a great barrel presence for the style. This is the creamiest, and probably best of the style that I have had. Nice boozy notes that blend very well with the deep caramel and toffee notes. The scottish ale wee heavy is very huge and punches you in the mouth. Well done

M- Creamy, very little carb that works with this style. Thin layer of caramel booze is left from each sip with a sting.

O- This is the best that I have had from the style, but still not a style that I seek out.

gueuzedreg, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

greg4579, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

bsuedekum, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Jspriest, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

IPAIsaac, Jun 05, 2014
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Tenacious Wee - Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.