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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale - Blue Pants Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 20.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Alabama, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: grumpygerman on 03-01-2013

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.
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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of wood, bourbon, vanilla, faint smokiness, caramel. Taste sweet marshmallow, bourbon, vanilla, oak, malt, ABV. Nice!

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of misternebbie
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of memphischas
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mattreitz49
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bwagner1122
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of cultclassic89
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of richj1970
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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 cvm4
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of BigRedDog
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

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 robertjskelton
4.9/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious Alabama brew, glad I could grab a few 2014 bottles.

Photo of Crimsontider22
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tweezer159
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of FliryVorru
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, caramel brown. Slight head, maybe 1/2 inch. Very slight lacing.

Smell is roasted malt, slight wood, some vanilla and the glorious bourbon.

Taste is the slight roasted malt, vanilla on the front. On the back side is that glorious bourbon again.

Mouthfeel is very light for a bourbon barrel aged wee heavy. Slight carbonation.

I enjoyed it. The 13% ABV really doesn't hit you like I thought

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Ale from Blue Pants Brewery
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