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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

281 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
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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rjp217

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from the bottle (no date) into a tulip...

A - A dark orange look with a small head that dissipates immediately and no lace, meh

S - Difficult for me to pull any aroma out of this. I get some muted caramel and maybe some dark fruits but that is about it

T - Really shines here... Toffee, molasses, candy and raisins stand out big time. Pretty complex

M - Great body, silky smooth and a heavy booze presence

O - This beer is a bit of a monster. The 10% wacks you in the face. Definitely a sipper. The taste and mouthfeel are outstanding. Reminds me of an alcoholic fruit roll up. Good stuff.

02-24-2014 23:48:32 | More by rjp217
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-22-2014 20:23:40 | More by tylergoov
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-11-2013 00:57:23 | More by XmnwildX12
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-25-2013 14:37:14 | More by Bizoneill
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-10-2013 00:54:21 | More by tobelerone
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mquartuccio87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-04-2013 03:39:30 | More by mquartuccio87
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guido19

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-25-2013 17:58:35 | More by guido19
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C20Percent

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

A little surprised this is ranked so low. The appearance isn't anything to write home about. A bit lighter than expected, and pretty murky; not much head. The money is in the aroma and flavor. Super solid taste. Nice sweet caramel goodness with an appropriate hit ness. Dark fruits and all. Way good. The feel is also nice. Creamier than expected. Feels really good in the mouth. Overall, highly recommended. My bottle was aged two years. So that might make a difference. If you can get a bottle, then sit on it and drink it later.

10-17-2013 02:16:38 | More by C20Percent
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-12-2013 16:26:27 | More by sludgegnome
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burymeinhops

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.9%

10-11-2013 22:26:45 | More by burymeinhops
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-08-2013 23:23:27 | More by Stum-pub
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Pete27lax

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-02-2013 22:35:22 | More by Pete27lax
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oberon

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a murky brown apricot copper color?A thinner slight off white head settles into a frothy mass.Fruit and caramel toffee mainly in the nose,quite alcoholic.Big chewey and yes alcoholic on the palate,cutting through the alcohol is dark fruit and more cramel toffee with a big hit of that warming alcohol in the finish all the way down.This feels all of 10% but it's made to sip and savor and it's great for that,I like it.

10-02-2013 00:20:53 | More by oberon
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-27-2013 13:36:27 | More by ChrisChagnon
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-26-2013 11:16:47 | More by SuomiHobbit
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ChesterHop

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-12-2013 20:31:53 | More by ChesterHop
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Kochiss

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-09-2013 10:29:56 | More by Kochiss
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

09-04-2013 19:01:31 | More by swierczt
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from a 500ml bottle, dated 12/2012.

Appearance: Pours a dirty, light brown body, thick & lasting head that seamlessly melds with the sides of the glass.

Smell: Smoky, caramel, rich.

Taste: Full on malt, rich warming, peaty a bit, heavy on the caramel, very sweet as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Very low carbonation, silky feel, covers the mouth.

Overall: Only saw now, a few days after i tasted it, that the ABV is 10%. In no way is that apparent. Great pick.

08-25-2013 20:43:04 | More by papat444
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-24-2013 15:49:25 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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kirkse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-14-2013 21:15:16 | More by kirkse
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-11-2013 22:17:17 | More by BrownAleMale
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toddicus13

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-10-2013 19:00:45 | More by toddicus13
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +1%

Pours a deep golden honey with garnet highlights. One inch head dissipates quickly with a stratospheric top and foam hugs the ridge.

Booze stands front in the nose followed by a toffee/caramel with toasted nut and sweet malt aroma. Some allspice.

Again booze upfront on the taste buds balanced nicely with the malt and mild hop. Mellow burnt toffee.

Very mellow brew that finishes smoooth! I would compare a likeness of this to a Firestone Double DBA.

Overall nicely done. One needs to like a bit-o-booze and expect it in this quaff. Again, nicely balanced and not one characteristics outweighs the other. Only wish it were in my area as I would definitely git mo' of the Weee William.

08-10-2013 04:48:17 | More by joeseppy
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rgilbert

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-29-2013 01:15:42 | More by rgilbert
Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.