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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale - Blue Pants Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 19.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Strong Scotch Ale. Sweet Caramel Malts. Notes of Dried Fruit. A slightly smokey finish. Aged in fresh Bourbon Barrels. Find a friend. Use small glasses. Enjoy the first Big Boy Release Experience.

(Beer added by: grumpygerman on 03-01-2013)
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -15.3%

Bottle says born on 1/14/2014. Also says 2013 vintage. Poured into my Innis And Gunn snifter/tulip hybrid glass.

Pours a dark, murky brown. Fades to a light caramel color on the edges. No head. Absolutly zero head. Even with a vigorous pour.

Smell is rich dark fruit. Plum/prune, Dates, slight candi sugar, some roasted malt, slight wood/oakiness as well as some vanilla.

Taste is dark fruit forward. Sweet candi sugar and dried date, fig, and prune begin to dominate. On the finish it fades into a slight roasted malt, but is almost overwhelmed by the sweet dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is very light for a bourbon barrel aged wee heavy. Almost a little watery, but then again there is almost zero carbonation. Not going to lie I was a little worried that my bottle had a defect and had gone flat when I poured it.

Overall the taste

Photo of Dracarys
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tweezer159
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of richj1970
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter glass.

A: Deep murky brown with almost non existent head. Zero lacing.

S: Caramel, sweet malts, bourbon.

T: Caramel, dark fruits, and bourbon. Some subtle hints of oak.

M: A bit thinner than I was expecting but still enjoyable. Almost no carbonation to the point of being flat.

O: Nice brew. The flavors are enjoyable and the 13% alcohol is fairly well hidden, but it lacks in carbonation.

Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of memphischas
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%

I feel like I'm being generous at 3.3, very watery in the mouthfeel for a BBA and tasted stale and flat.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cvm4
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big & Tall Release #1... No bottle date, but looks to be an old style label. Could be original?

A - Pours a hazy brown with a light tan two finger head. The head really sticks around and light lacing.

S - Sweet on the nose. Malts, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon.

T - The sweetness is a bit amplified here. Dark fruits, bourbon, caramel and brown sugar.

M - Medium bodied and high carbonation to almost too carbonated. Body is smooth and the abv is well hidden probably due to the sweetness.

O - I liked it. Very enjoyable. It would be rated higher if the sweetness was dialed down a bit.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet malts with hints of fruit, the bourbon gets a little stronger to the end, touch of vanilla, the 13% are well masked by the overall very sweet beer. Molasses comes through when beer warms above 50 F. Well carbonated and pleasant as a candy like sipping beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jstone80
1/5  rDev -73.5%

2013 vintage. For starters, this review is of 4 different bottles of Wee Heavy Ale, with notes comparing back to the pints which I've had at their taproom.

A - Pours hazy brown with zero head. No carbonation at all. This is true of all 4 bottles I have had, all from different retailers, purchased over several months.

S - Caramel malt, vanilla and bourbon. When carbonated, aroma is excellent. Decent at best from these bombers.

T - Fairly sweet, but not overly. Bourbon and caramel take the front line here. The sweet taste is more pronounced in bottle.

M - From the bottle there is next to no body overall. Zero carbonation. Mouthfeel is that of iced coffee. In comparison, a pint from the taproom was excellent.

O - Enjoyable on tap, which is how it got my rating of 1.0. Blue Pants is consistently inconsistent when it comes to carbonation. I understand that the BJCP style guidelines call for a low to moderate carbonation, but that still implies it be carbonated. Will not pay money for their beer until this is resolved.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale from Blue Pants Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.