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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

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 50
Gots: 70 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2008

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

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.

Overall: I enjoyed this. The high alcohol and complex flavors make it a bit of a challenge on the palate, but it a good way, for sure. Put the keys away and give it a try.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.