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MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale
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BA SCORE
83
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hchinaski on 02-17-2009)
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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.

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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.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Rich, brown ale. Only a thin layer of head with moderate retention. The beer retains a thin smattering of head across the surface.

S: Brown sugar, pecans and lots of toasted malts. A good, rich smelling brew.

T: Toasted malts and a LOT of dark fruits. The middle brings a nice earthiness, and there is a touch of bittering woody hops on the finish. It hides the 8% ABV fairly well, except for the esters, which compound the fruitiness. The overall impression is that of sweetness, and it is a little cloying.

M: Fairly heavy body, relatively light on the carbonation and very sticky, which adds to the cloying factor.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this the first time on draft and I thought the word of it. Glad to see it in bottles in my local shops. Wonderfully malty and balanced, possibly a new favorite. The smoothness of this beverage is dangerous giving its abv. It is a nice winter warmer if nothing else.

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Nice looking 68 oz flip top growler from stonequarrywest in growling at the moon.

A: Looks fairly dark in the glass. Looks similiar to cola when held up to light. Poured with a decent amount of bone colored head. No lacing.

S: There is a little bit of smoke up front. A little bit of cardboard behind that.Almost has a little bit of a port nose to it. Quite a bit of malt as well.

T: Not as much smoke was in the nose. A touch though. Quite a bit of fruit for a wee heavy. Check that more fruit than I have ever had for the style. Totally not to style but not bad. I think it is showing a touch of oxidization as well.

M: A little on the lighter side of the style. Carbonation is low.

D: Not bad. I am spoiled because I usually have this style on cask. A different take on the style that I think might have suffered a little bit from it's journey. Very drinkable however. Thanks again stonequarrywest for the opportunity!

Edit: I thought this beer was underpreforming so I let it warm for a while. Still about the same thing/ Put it on the back porch for a while and SHAZAM! After the upstate NY eisbock process I started to get a bit of leather and tobacco which added to the complexity. Bumped the scores accordingly.

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MacHayden's WeeHeavy Scotch Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
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