1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale - Blue Pants Brewery

Not Rated.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleBourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

22 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

beernads, May 08, 2013
Photo of FlandersNed
3/5  rDev -24.1%

FlandersNed, May 29, 2014
Photo of BigRedDog
3.2/5  rDev -19%

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

BigRedDog, Sunday at 11:16 PM
Photo of Crimsontider22
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Crimsontider22, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of JHurley
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

JHurley, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

cvm4, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Bwagner1122
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Bwagner1122, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of richj1970
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

richj1970, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of grumpygerman
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

grumpygerman, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of tweezer159
4/5  rDev +1.3%

tweezer159, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +1.3%

freduardo, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Rbroccoli
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Rbroccoli, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +1.3%

bcm75, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +1.3%

justinm4bama, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Dracarys
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Dracarys, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

MaseFace, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of FliryVorru
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

FliryVorru, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

cheefdaddy1, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of edbritton
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

edbritton, May 24, 2013
Photo of speaking_for_trees
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

speaking_for_trees, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of cultclassic89
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

cultclassic89, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Justinbshelton
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Justinbshelton, Jan 22, 2014
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale from Blue Pants Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.