Wee Heavy Bourbon - Microbrasserie Le Castor
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3.71/5 rDev -4.4%
Bottle from Rapido in Gatineau.
A - Pours a murky amber colour with one finger of off white head that goes fast. Decent carbonation. Spatterings of thick lace, minimal retention.
S - Big bourbon and dark fruit, boozy, sugary. Seemed less interesting to start, but came through with dark cherry and some darker malt character.
T - Less boozy than aroma leads on. Bourbon still definitely there with sugary sweetness and dark fruit. Booze is there but certainly not offensive.
M - Mild carbonation, full body, sweet and slightly bourbony but also very dry.
O/D - This definitely doesn't break any new ground on the barrel aging front, but it is a tasty beer. However, I have to admit this grew on me a lot. It became complex, stayed sweet, less boozy, and stayed interesting. Not a bad shot at the game.
05-05-2014 23:06:32 | More by tbeckett
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
From a 650 ml bottle to a snifter.
Bottle cellared since spring 2013.
This beer pours a chestnut brown with no head appearing, but a thin ring of foam. The smell is very Bourbon forward and there are also notes of vanilla, malts and some spices. The taste is sweet, Bourbon and oak with a leathery and very warm finish. The carbonation is very low and the feel is medium.
This is the second time I have tried this beer, and it has improved with age, in my opinion, but it still seems too boozy and Bourbon forward. Perhaps it is just my palate, but I did not find much more to this than the Bourbon profile.
03-08-2014 21:28:47 | More by polloenfuego
3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from a 660ml bomber into a stemmed tulip glass.
A: A clear dark brown with a reddish tint (russet); small fizzy head quickly dissipating to a thin bubbly collar and no lacing.
S: It leads with a big malt nose, sweet and caramel. There is a huge bourbon and vanilla nose, very boozy. A touch of dried fruit(rasins and figs) in the background.
T: Massive malts character right from the start, sweet and rich, caramel and bread. It quickly transitions to the overall predominate flavor, heavy bourbon and vanilla with a lot of alcohol. Some dried fruits, but these subtle notes are quickly overrun by the booze.
M: Medium-high body, medium carbonation; thick, warm, full.
O: A heavy, full , flavorful example of the style. Wee Heavy is a wee bit heavy on the bourbon which masks most of the other flavors in the beer. I am very curious to see how a couple years of age on this beer will affect the flavor!
09-09-2013 14:57:42 | More by mtomlins
Wee Heavy Bourbon from Microbrasserie Le Castor
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.