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Wet Willy Scotch Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 50
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ubufan2112, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of rjp217
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.

rjp217, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of tylergoov
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tylergoov, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Bizoneill
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Bizoneill, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +1.8%

tobelerone, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of mquartuccio87
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

mquartuccio87, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of guido19
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

guido19, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of C20Percent
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

C20Percent, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of sludgegnome
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

sludgegnome, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of burymeinhops
5/5  rDev +27.2%

burymeinhops, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Stum-pub, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Pete27lax
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pete27lax, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ChrisChagnon, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SuomiHobbit, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of ChesterHop
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ChesterHop, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Kochiss
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Kochiss, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of swierczt
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

swierczt, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of papat444
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

papat444, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

kirkse, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BrownAleMale, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of toddicus13
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

toddicus13, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

joeseppy, Aug 10, 2013
Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.