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Wet Willy Scotch Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Wet Willy Scotch AleWet Willy Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

273 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 51
Gots: 70 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2008)
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade from woosterbill.

Pours a kind of copper color, looks clear, but the last bit of the bottle drops in a cloud of haze that settles trhough. The head is loose, and maybe maxes at 1cm, dies quickly, but the beer seems well carbonated. The smell has caramel and sweet booze, but I also sense a kind of tea-like smell in there. A little wood and vanilla come to the nose as well. But you can't escape the malty sweetness of the smell. Tastes the same, sweet caramel, with just a little hint of booze. It's kind of like a whiskey and coke or something, but with a lot more on the coke end (though not quite as sweet as straight coca-cola). The wood provides a nice bit of body with a creamy feel and a taste of vanilla. The kind of leafy, tea taste comes in with a little wash in the end. The sweetness is nice, but is held in check by a slight sharpness of booze. A fairly nice tasting scotch ale, though I would like a little more complexity in the beer (well, I guess it does have a little age on it), in the form of maybe some slight smoke, or some roastiness. The carbonation is sharp and biting, not quite what I expected, but it calms down considerably about half-way through (at least at my pace). Overall, the mouthfeel is alright. Overall, an interesting beer, one that I really liked, though I'd like to know what it was like when it was released, to compare to what I had.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 18:20:14 | More by taylorhamrick
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into an unlabeled snifter 5/30/2014.

A- Dark brown amber body. Clear. One finger white head with short retention time. Not much lacing.

S- Tons of toffee, glazed caramel, brown sugar. Sweet but a beautiful smelling nose with a nice complexity.

F- Lot of toffee and molasses. A component reminds me of tapioca, like what is used in bubble tea. A hint of holiday spices. Even a bit of glazed donut frosting. Very sweet and one of the first scotch ales that I've found to be more than just a simple toffee bomb.

M- Medium bodied, even slightly syrupy, low in carbonation but about par for the style. Sweet, sweet finish that is unfortunately taken down quite a bit by a strong, boozy fusel flavour that leaves a hot finish as it goes down. I'm just not a fan of that type of booziness. Certainly a sipper.

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Appearance: Pours a murky, cloudy orange with a short white head. It's very dense. Lacing minimal.

Aroma: The smell is complex and fairly unique. Lots of dark fruit, figs, dates, raisins, and sweetness. There's also toffee, burnt sugar, and a fair amount of booze. I also smell a note of apricot.

Taste: The taste follows the nose and is similarly complex and challenging. It's sweet, right up to the very edge of cloying, but doesn't cross it. The dark fruits dominate for me. Definitely a sipper.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice, thick body and a fairly smooth finish considering the high alcohol.

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Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.