MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: hchinaski on 02-17-2009)
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Photo of qchic
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ruby red-brown, some head retention and lacing, and clear enough to see bubbles. Wasn't expecting so much light to get through. Aroma brings roasted grain, smoke, and ripe fruit. Definitely thin for the style, but the flavors are good. Upfront, malt with subtle smokiness and then some raisin and prunes. Fruity esters become distracting. Finishes with assertive bitterness to keep it from cloying. At almost 8%, it's surprisingly drinkable without much sign of alcohol, but it still feels like something's missing. Has potential.

Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of everythingiszen
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Subtle peatiness. Lighter than expected. Doesn't quite come together as well as Oskar Blues', but drinkable.

Photo of nofunyons
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mrfulcher
3.25/5  rDev -11%

12 oz bottle poured into a mug

A: Even auburn with a creamy finger and a half of foam. Some lacing, and a nice solid head lingers.

S: Lots of malt. Sweet caramel corn. Not very strong though.

T: Sweet. Very sweet malts.

M: Pretty nice to drink, silky to sticky

O: Decent beer but entirely one sided. It's all caramel malt without much depth. I don't think I could have more than one of these at a time, just too sweet for me.

Photo of Ngntjp
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of AScrambledEgg
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ChadA83
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of jaymo18
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of obywan59
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear brownish amber with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves a touch of attractive lacing. Numerous bubbles rising throughout the glass.

Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits and a slight whiff of coffee. A bit woodsy.

Roast malt and rich dark fruit. Flavor approaches tht of cherry at times. the bitterness of burnt malt combined with the alcohol give it a bit of cloy.

Medium full in body. Somewhat sticky. Prickly carbonation. Very warming.

Decent brew. Great for a cold winter's night.

Photo of ZachKelly
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of devilben02
2.89/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours from the bottle with a rich, reddish-amber color that is not unlike a brown ale, and it is topped by a fizzy tan head. Light, sweat, bready malts are most pronounced in the aroma, but there is also some earthy, almost metallic character. The bread and light caramel sweetness is likewise prominent in the flavor, but the finish is loaded with the earthy/metallic/spice hop character, which isn't pleasant. The medium body and fine carbonation don't distract from the flavors, which is unfortunate in this case. Overall, the beer is underwhelming. it doesn't showcase the malts well, and the unpleasant finish makes me not want to come back for more.

Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a dark reddish black with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet grain, slight fruity taste, very nice. Tastes of fruit and sweet grain, a great tasty balance. Beer is slightly heavily carbonated, but goes down very smoothly. Overall, a very good beer.

Photo of MorganH
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of MidloRapid
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA

A: Pours a clear rich brown in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and a moderate amount of ruby red highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall very light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts and smoked peat along with some lighter hints of brown sugar sweetness and just a hint of nuts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of toasted malts with some moderate brown sugar and dark fruit sweetness. Then the smokey elements from the peat start to come through with just a hint of nuts (maybe pecan or walnut). There is a bit of earthiness from the hops towards the finish with light amounts of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: Overall this is a fairly sweet beer just bordering on the edge of being cloying. Not the easiest beer to drink and the smokiness is not as pronounced in the flavor as it was in the aroma - I could have used a little more smokiness to this beer as a whole. Probably not a beer that I would have multiple of at a single session. Overall the alcohol is well hidden in this brew.

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MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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